Setting Up a Malware Analysis Lab

by Aaron Rosenmund and Tyler Hudak

In this course, you’ll learn how to set up a malware analysis sandbox for discovering indicators of compromise specific to the variants of malware threatening your organization.

What you'll learn

In this course, Setting Up a Malware Analysis Lab, Aaron Rosenmund and Tyler Hudak discuss why you need to have your own malware analysis lab. There are variety of roles outside of reverse engineering that performs dynamic analysis of malware samples. Having the skills to identify the indicators of compromise make you invaluable to incident response and security operations teams. You will learn not only how to build a virtual machine, but also how to modify the operating system to properly trick the malware into believing it is in a safe place to detonate, what tools to use, and how to run them in your own malware analysis lab.

About the authors

Aaron M. Rosenmund is a cyber security operations subject matter expert, with a background in federal and business defensive and offensive cyber operations and system automation. Leveraging his administration and automation experience, Aaron actively contributes to multiple open and closed source security operation platform projects and continues to create tools and content to benefit the community. As an educator & cyber security researcher at Pluralsight, he is focused on advancing cyber secur... more

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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