A-Z Malware Design and Analysis
What you'll learn
- You will learn the basis computer science and programming knowledge about maleware design and analysis
- You will lean how step by step perform binary analysis on a given binary that could be a malware
- You will learn how to think like a real malware programmer, and therefore, how to identify a malicious program in your system and network
- You will learn how to perform reverse engeering and extra a binary source code
- You will learn everything from the scratch. However, having a piece of basic knowledge about operating systems and programming can be quite helpful
If you are entirely new to reverse engineering and malware analysis, then this course is for you. This course teaches you from zero to a professional level in malware design and analysis like a pro—step by step with a simple language. You will learn not only the theories behind system security and protection but also how to how to think like a malware designer to detect and defend your system.
We will learn the basics first then gradually proceed to more advanced topics. All the needed tools will be introduced and explained. By the end of this course, you will have enough malware design and analysis knowledge, and you can apply for well-paid real-life projects and jobs in IT security.
In the first part of the course, I will teach you all background knowledge (for those students who do not have any background in programming or security), and then we plunge into practical work and have fun : )
In the second and third parts, we will create some programs and perform reverse engineering and analysis. Then we will make malware together, and I will explain how to make your step by step with plenty of simplistic information and examples.
Moreover, in this course, I will show you how real-world malware (such as viruses, ransomware, and hacking attacks) uses binary packers to circumvent antivirus engines. How can you detect and perform reverse engineering even on the packed and encrypted malware.
Lastly, according to my few years of experience teaching malware analysis and cyber security to my students in universities, I provided you with several interesting articles and extra resources to show you how professional malware (such as Stuxnet, Wannacry, and other notorious malware) bypass security systems and hack systems, so you can see how you can identify those type of high-level attacks and protect yourself, your networks, and your company against them.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for students, IT security experts, developers, and people who genuinely are interested in learning malware design and analysis without having any background. The course starts with simple and fundamental theories in a simple language, then gradually gets more practical and advanced. There are also state-of-the-art resources (such as paper and source code) to show you how industrial malware works and how you can identify them.
Mohammadreza has a Ph.D. degree in cybersecurity and is a program analysis enthusiast. Particularly he is interested in studying various techniques of performing program fuzzing and testing for COTS binaries. In this regard, he has successfully implemented several practical security testing frameworks, such as Tainer (for Java), RustFuzz (for Rust), and Etherolic (for Ethereum). The results of his research projects have been published in top-notch conferences and journals and achieved various awards. Mo used to work for the University of Potsdam, and CISPA in Germany. Mohammadreza lives in Berlin, and he likes cycling, photography, writing, and mixing electronics.