Tips on Malware Analysis from Jake Williams

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Jake Williams, my colleague at SANS Institute, about his perspective on various malware analysis and reverse-engineering topics. You can read the interview in three parts:

  • Part 1: Getting into digital forensics, crafting a strong malware analysis reports and making use of the analyst’s findings
  • Part 2: Acting upon malware analyst’s findings and the role of indicators of compromise (IOCs) in the incident response effort
  • Part 3: Various approaches to malware analysis, including behavioral, dynamic, static and memory forensics

Jake is highly experienced in this space and shared helpful insights in the interview above. Jake will be teaching FOR610: Reverse-Engineering Malware on several occasions at SANS this year.

Lenny Zeltser

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Lenny Zeltser develops teams, solutions, and programs that use information security to achieve business results. Over the past two decades, Lenny has been leading efforts to establish resilient security practices and solve hard security problems. As a respected author and speaker, he has been advancing cybersecurity tradecraft and contributing to the community. His insights build upon 20 years of real-world experiences, a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan.

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