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Malware Analysis Techniques

By : Dylan Barker
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Malware Analysis Techniques

By: Dylan Barker

Overview of this book

Malicious software poses a threat to every enterprise globally. Its growth is costing businesses millions of dollars due to currency theft as a result of ransomware and lost productivity. With this book, you'll learn how to quickly triage, identify, attribute, and remediate threats using proven analysis techniques. Malware Analysis Techniques begins with an overview of the nature of malware, the current threat landscape, and its impact on businesses. Once you've covered the basics of malware, you'll move on to discover more about the technical nature of malicious software, including static characteristics and dynamic attack methods within the MITRE ATT&CK framework. You'll also find out how to perform practical malware analysis by applying all that you've learned to attribute the malware to a specific threat and weaponize the adversary's indicators of compromise (IOCs) and methodology against them to prevent them from attacking. Finally, you'll get to grips with common tooling utilized by professional malware analysts and understand the basics of reverse engineering with the NSA's Ghidra platform. By the end of this malware analysis book, you’ll be able to perform in-depth static and dynamic analysis and automate key tasks for improved defense against attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Basic Techniques
Section 2: Debugging and Anti-Analysis – Going Deep
Section 3: Reporting and Weaponizing Your Findings
Section 4: Challenge Solutions

Section 2: Debugging and Anti-Analysis – Going Deep

Section 2 of Malware Analysis Techniques will endeavor to build upon the foundation created in Section 1 to build an understanding of how more advanced techniques may supply even more valuable information that can be utilized to better understand the capabilities of malware and inform our response to it within an enterprise environment.

This part of the book comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 5, Advanced Static Analysis – Out of the White Noise
  • Chapter 6, Advanced Dynamic Analysis – Looking at Explosions
  • Chapter 7, Advanced Dynamic Analysis Part 2 – Refusing to Take the Blue Pill
  • Chapter 8, De-Obfuscation – Putting the Toothpaste Back in the Tube