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Performing Malware Analysis on Malicious Documents

by Tyler Hudak

Malicious documents have become a form of malware that all incident responders need to be able to analyze. This course will teach you how to analyze malicious Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office documents, along with any malicious scripts they contain.

What you'll learn

Hiding malware within documents has become one the main methods attackers use to compromise systems. In this course, Performing Malware Analysis on Malicious Documents, you will learn how to look at documents to determine if they contain malware, and if so, what that malware does. First, you will explore how to analyze malicious Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office documents. Next, you will discover how attackers obfuscate scripts within malicious documents, and how you can defeat that obfuscation to determine the script’s purpose. Finally, you will dive into the tools required to perform this analysis safely and quickly. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to perform malware analysis on malicious documents.

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About the author

Tyler Hudak has more than 15 years of extensive real-world experience in incident handling, malware analysis, computer forensics, and information security for multiple Fortune 500 firms. He has spoken and taught at a number of security conferences on the topics of malware analysis, incident response, and penetration testing, and brings his frontl ine experience and proven techniques to bear in his training.

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