Advanced Malware Analysis: Combating Exploit Kits

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.
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Advanced
Updated
June 9, 2016
Duration
2h 23m
Table of contents
Introduction
16m 15s
Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Advanced
Updated
June 9, 2016
Duration
2h 23m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Dr. Jared DeMott is the founder of the security company, Vulnerability Discovery & Analysis (VDA) Labs. DeMott is a former NSA security analyst, Microsoft BlueHat Prize winner, and was the CTO and Binary Defense. He's frequently quoted in media, and invited to speak at security events.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Dr. DeMott and welcome to my course on reverse engineering. This is the 4th class in the Security: for hackers and developers learning path. I’m the Founder of code security and ethical hacking company VDA Labs. I’m a long time security researcher, vulnerability, malware, and enterprise security expert.I love teaching and mentoring – so I’m happy to bring you another exciting class.

Did you know that bugs in software costs the economy billions of dollars each year?In this course, we are going to turn the tide as I explain how to protect intellectual property, find vulnerabilities, and analyze malware by learning to reverse engineer with IDA pro and Binary Ninja. With a hands-on style, we’ll cover topics such as:

  • Tools and technique basics
  • Assembly language and calling conventions
  • Patching binaries
  • And extending IDA with scripts and plugins

By the end this course, you’ll know how to reverse both C and C++ programs with confidence, which gives you the skill to bug hunt or take apart malware.

Before beginning the course you should take the first 3 classes in the Security: for hackers and developers learning path.

After completing this course, you should feel comfortable with my:

  • Advanced Malware Analysis: Combating Exploit Kits
  • And coming later in 2017 the final
  • Exploit development in the hackers and developers path

I hope you’ll join me on this cyber security journey, with the Security for Hackers and Developers: Reverse Engineering course at Pluralsight.