Malware Analysis: The Big Picture

Whether you are a board member or front line supervisor, you need to understand the threat malware poses to your company. This course teaches you what malware is, how it infects your systems, and the teams and tools required to minimize the impact.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
March 9, 2017
Duration
2h 14m
Table of contents
Best Practices
42m 49s
Tools and Teams
30m 55s
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
March 9, 2017
Duration
2h 14m
Description

Every day a new breach occurs at companies large and small. Some impact tens of millions of customers, destroy a company's reputation, consumer trust, or investor confidence. Some breaches go unnoticed for months or years and quietly leak sensitive information, company secrets, customer data, and more. In this course, Malware Analysis: The Big Picture, you will learn the basics of what malware is, and how it gets into your networks and infects your systems. First, you will delve into what skills, tools, and teams you'll need in place to effectively combat these breaches. Next, you will dive into types of malware analysis and which is best suited for a particular situation. Finally, you will learn about gap analysis; ensuring holes are being filled and resources directed in the proper areas. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the knowledge necessary to make effective decisions regarding what resources are required, legal considerations during and after a breach, and best practices to minimize the effect of malware breaches within your environment.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Christopher Rees and welcome to my course, Malware Analysis: The Big Picture.

In addition to being a trainer at Pluralsight, I’m also an IT Ops manager for a very large enterprise and have over 20 years of IT experience. I’m also a former law enforcement officer who specialized in computer crimes and in addition to all that - I’ve been training students from all over the world on various technologies since 1998.

Why is this course important? This course is SUPER important whether you’re an individual contributor, front line supervisor, executive management or on the board of directors of a large enterprise.

Malware breaches cost companies of all sizes over $350 BILLION dollars a year and waste over 1 BILLION hours per year dealing with security issues related to malware. For public and private companies these numbers are staggering. For government agencies, the concerns are even worse, with malware attacks being responsible for unauthorized access to confidential information, reputation with allied nations and perhaps most importantly attacks on critical infrastructure.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. Who needs this course and why?
  2. Types of malware analysis and which is best suited for a particular situation, including methods of transmission or infection
  3. Malware investigations, the tools and teams needed to effectively process a breach and the golden hour decisions
  4. Handling the press
  5. Questions and concerns relevant to the board of directors to ensure your identifying the threats, doing a gap analysis to ensure holes are being filled and dedicating resources in the right areas.
By the end this course, you’ll have the information, language and terminology, and key focus areas necessary to ensure your company is fully addressing the massive threat malware poses to your company. You’ll understand the types of threats, response best practices and the tools, teams and resources required to mitigate and remediate malware threats in your environment.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey and help keep malware out of your environment by watching Malware Analysis: The Big Picture, here at Pluralsight.