Malware analysis is big business, and attacks can cost a company dearly. When malware breaches your defenses, you need to act quickly to cure current infections and prevent future ones from occurring.
For those who want to stay ahead of the latest malware,Practical Malware Analysis will teach you the tools and techniques used by professional analysts. With this book as your guide, you’ll be able to safely analyze, debug, and disassemble any malicious software that comes your way.
You’ll learn how to:
Set up a safe virtual environment to analyze malware
Quickly extract network signatures and host-based indicators
Use key analysis tools like IDA Pro, OllyDbg, and WinDbg
Overcome malware tricks like obfuscation, anti-disassembly, anti-debugging, and anti-virtual machine techniques
Use your newfound knowledge of Windows internals for malware analysis
Develop a methodology for unpacking malware and get practical experience with five of the most popular packers
Analyze special cases of malware with shellcode, C++, and 64-bit code.