Course Description

Basic Introduction to Malware Analysis

Malware analysis is a crucial aspect of cybersecurity that involves inspecting and understanding malicious software to identify its characteristics, behavior, and potential impact on systems. This introductory course provides an overview of different types of malware, the stages of malware analysis, and essential techniques for analyzing and dissecting malicious code.

Understanding the various types of malware, such as viruses, worms, trojans, ransomware, and spyware, is fundamental in combating cyber threats. The course covers the classification of malware based on its functionality and the damage it can cause to systems and networks.

Malware analysis typically involves several key stages, including static analysis, dynamic analysis, and behavioral analysis. Students will learn about the importance of each stage and how they contribute to the comprehensive understanding of malware behavior.

The course also delves into commonly used tools and methodologies for malware analysis, such as sandboxing, disassembling, debugging, and reverse engineering. Students will gain practical insights into how these techniques are applied to analyze and neutralize malware threats effectively.

By completing this introductory course, participants will develop a foundational understanding of malware analysis principles and best practices. Whether you are an aspiring cybersecurity professional, IT specialist, or simply interested in enhancing your knowledge of cybersecurity, this course offers valuable insights into the world of malware and how to combat evolving cyber threats.