IT-Defense 2023Advanced Malware Hunting

Advanced Malware Hunting

Instructor: Paula Januszkiewicz

Duration: 2 days

This course teaches the ways of identifying how malware looks like, what malicious activities you should look out for and the ways of removing it. You will also learn how to implement and manage preventive solutions both for small and medium sized enterprises and organizations. During this course you learn what makes piece of code malicious, go through historic examples and get familiar with different kinds of malware and how to identify various cases. Once we have sufficient understanding of techniques and capabilities of malware, we will start system and network hardening - you will implement security-in-depth solutions, such as whitelisting or virtualization, in order to protect assets.

Detailed agenda

Module 1: What is Malware

a) Malware History
b) Malware Goals
c) Types of Malware
d) Advanced Persistent Threats
e) Indicators of Compromise

Module 2: Introduction to Malware Analysis

a) Types of malware analysis
b) Goals of malware analysis
c) Impact analysis
d) Containment and mitigation
e) Incident prevention and response playbooks
f) Setting up sandbox environment
g) Cloud-based malware analysis

Module 3: Static Malware Analysis

a) Executable analysis
b) Extracting secrets
c) Determining if file is packed or obfuscated
d) Fingerprinting the malware
e) Pattern matching using YARA

Module 4: Behavioral Malware Analysis

a) Malware detonation
b) Sysinternals suite
c) Network communication analysis
d) Monitoring system events
e) Memory dump analysis
f) Simulating real environment

Module 5: Malicious non-exe files

a) Alternative binaries
b) PowerShell scripts
c) Office documents
d) JScript
e) HTML documents
f) Living off the land binaries

Module 6: Advanced Techniques used by Malware

a) Malware persistence methods
b) Malware stealth techniques
c) Covert channel communication
d) Domain Generator Algorithms
e) Anti-VM and Anti-debugging tricks

Module 7: Defending against Malware

a) Windows security solutions
b) Anti-Virus software
c) EDR software
d) Principle of least privilege
e) Application Whitelisting
f) Virtualization
g) Network and domain segmentation

Prerequisites
To attend this training, you should have a good hands-on experience in administering Windows infrastructure. At least 5-8 years in the field is recommended.

Target audience
Enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security.

Materials
Author’s unique tools, over 100 pages of exercises, presentation slides with notes.

Price: € 2.000

Date: February 6-7, 2023

Location:
Hyatt Regency Mainz
Malakoff-Terrasse 1
55116 Mainz
Tel: +49 6131 73 1234
E-Mail: mainz.regency@hyatt.com