Free Automated Malware Analysis Sandboxes and Services

In the malware analysis course I teach at SANS Institute, I explain how to reverse-engineer malicious software in your own lab. It’s a useful skill for incident responders and security practitioners; however, analyzing all software in this manner is impractical without some automated assistance. Malware analysis sandboxes save time and help with triage. They provide an overview of the specimen’s capabilities, so that analysts can decide where to focus their follow-up efforts:

If you know of another reliable and free service I didn’t list, please let me know. My other lists of on-line security resources outline Blocklists of Suspected Malicious IPs and URLs and On-Line Tools for Malicious Website Lookups.

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Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive cybersecurity experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. Beforehand, he was responsible for security product management at NCR Corp. Lenny also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. An engaging presenter, he speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. Lenny has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation, has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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