Introduction To Malware Analysis


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Course Outline

Malware analysis is a field common to both offensive & defensive security. This course introduces the basics of malware analysis and the use of manual & automated tools to analyze malicious activity & files. During this course, students will learn how to identify & analyze various types of malware. The curriculum focuses on

static & dynamic malware analysis techniques. Topics include suspicious file analysis, process monitoring & analysis & network traffic monitoring & analysis. Students will also learn how anti-virus applications operate, and how to create custom AV detection rules. This course features hands-on simulations provided by @Cywar – a gamified training and assessment platform by HackerU Solutions.


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Introduction to Malware Analysis
  • What is Malware analysis
  • Types of malware
  • Malware analysis types
  • Structure of PE files & analysis
  • Static analysis methodology
  • Sysinternals Suite
Understanding Anti Virus’s
  • VirusTotal
  • AV engines
  • Yara Rules
  • IoC’s and finding them
  • ClamAV rule-based detection
  • File signatures & manually creating file signatures
Basic Dynamic Analysis
  • Dynamic analysis methodology
  • Dynamic analysis environments
  • DLL files analysis
  • Filesystem monitoring
  • Registry analysis
  • Network monitoring
Sysmon & Sandboxing
  • Sysmon installation & Configuration
  • Sysmon – Rule-based detection
  • Sandbox analysis
  • Malware samples


  • Working knowledge of the Windows OS and information security
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux OS
  • Basic knowledge of a programming language

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