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 is a seasoned business and technology leader with extensive information security experience. He presently oversees the financial success and expansion of infosec services and SaaS products at NCR. He also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. Lenny frequently speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. He 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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