Free Automated Malware Analysis Sandboxes and Services

Automated malware analysis tools, such as analysis sandboxes, save time and help with triage during incident response and forensic investigations. They provide an overview of the specimen's capabilities, so that analysts can decide where to focus their follow-up efforts.

Here is a comprehensive listing of free, hosted services perform automated malware analysis:

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

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.

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I design practical security solutions and shepherd them to a sustainable state. I used to be hands-on in many areas of cybersecurity and IT. Now I focus on strategy and leadership, treating security as an enabler that helps people and companies achieve their goals. As the CISO of Axonius, I lead the security program to earn customers' trust and fuel the company's growth. Earlier, I built security products and services. I'm also a Faculty Fellow at SANS Institute, where I help professionals develop malware analysis skills.

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