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grecs | Malware Analysis Basics


Knowing how to perform basic malware analysis can go a long way in helping infosec analysts do some fundamental triage to either crush the mundane or recognize when its time to pass the more serious samples on to the the big boys. This course, based on grecs’ popular Malware Analysis 101 – N00b to Ninja talks, covers several analysis environment options and the three quick steps that allows almost anyone with a general technical background to go from n00b to ninja (;)) in no time. Well … maybe not a “ninja” per se but the closing does address follow-on resources on the cheap for those wanting to dive deeper into the dark world of malware analysis.

Prior to workshop students should complete the following in order to get the most out of the class.

* Have a VM solution loaded onto their laptop (e.g., VMware [free, trial, or paid] or VirtualBox [free]).
* Download and load the ModernIE Windows XP with IE8 VM into the VM solution. https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/windows/

Saturday March 12th 01:30PM – 04:30PM


grecs has two decades of industry experience and undergraduate/graduate engineering degrees. After doing the IT grind, he discovered his love of infosec and has been pursuing it since. Currently, he spends his days as a senior cyber analyst enhancing customer defenses through advanced analysis, customized training, and engineering improvements. In his free time grecs is an international speaker and blogger covering a range of defensive topics.