Advanced Malware Analysis: Combating Exploit Kits

by Dr. Jared DeMott, VDA Labs

Cyber-crime is rampant, and it's only getting worse. This hands-on course will show you how to analyze the most difficult cyber intrusions so that you can understand and better protect your data from exploit kits, an advanced form of malware.

What you'll learn

Cyber-criminals are innovating faster than ever, and the cyber-crime industry caused the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars last year across the US and Europe alone. In this course, Advanced Malware Analysis: Combating Exploit Kits, you'll learn the skills you need to pull apart and analyze exploit kits (an advanced form of malware) with Dr. DeMott. First, you'll explore the tools and techniques you'll be using as well as analyze events collected by Bromium micro-VMs. Next, you'll work on unraveling the exploit kits--figuring out which ones were used, what they look like, how to decrypt them, and how to detect them in "the wild." Finally, you'll learn how to conduct safe dynamic analysis of these exploit kits, detect CNC communication, and share your analyses so that these problems can be remedied. By the end of this course, you'll not only have a better understanding of what exploit kits are and how to detect them, but you'll be able to analyze how they work and report them so that your data is safer than ever from cyber-crime.

Table of contents

Course Overview
1min
Customizing Reports: From Researchers to CISOs
9mins

About the author

Dr. Jared DeMott is an engineer, entrepreneur, and security leader. He holds a PhD from Michigan State University. He regularly speaks on cyber matters at conferences like RSA, DerbyCon, BlackHat, ToorCon, GrrCon, HITB, etc. Jared is a Pluralsight author, and is often interviewed by Media to weigh in on cyber matters.

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