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Malware Analysis: Initial File Triage

by Josh Stroschein

Learning malware analysis starts with the basics. This course will teach you the skills and tools necessary to perform first-step analysis of malicious files.

What you'll learn

Malware is distributed in many forms and the first step in identifying it is knowing how to use basic tools. In this course, Malware Analysis: Initial File Triage, you'll learn the necessary skills to start down the path of a malware analyst. First, you'll explore key terminology and how to handle malware in a safe manner. Next, you’ll get hands-on with basic tools used to perform initial file triage, which is a critical first step as it often sets the stage for how your analysis will proceed. Finally, you’ll enter the world of malware obfuscation to better understand how it is used and the impact it has on your analysis efforts. When you’re finished this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of initial file triage needed to start your journey to become a seasoned malware analyst.

About the author

Josh is an experienced malware analyst and reverse engineer and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He is a reverse engineer with the FLARE team at Google, where he focuses on tackling the latest threats. Josh is an accomplished trainer, providing training at places such as Ring Zero, BlackHat, Defcon, Toorcon, Hack-In-The-Box, Suricon, and other public and private venues. Josh is also an author on Pluralsight, where he publishes content around malware analysis, reverse engineer... more

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