SophosLabs Malware Analysis Workshop
Malicious code has moved well beyond mass-mailing viruses with disk-wiping
payloads created by misunderstood "geniuses" with a grudge. A significant
percentage of today's malware is intended to allow crimes to be committed
against its victims. In many cases, the crimes are aimed at specific
organizations or industry groups.
This one-day course, aimed at IT security professionals who are
responsible for implementing and maintaining IT security solutions, or who
are involved in computer security research, is designed to allow attendees
to take a more hands-on approach to securing their IT infrastructure.
- An understanding of the issues involved with virus identification and detection
- A general understanding of IT security issues
- History of malware and phishing
- Setting up a safe analysis facility
- Sharing malware samples securely
- Practical malware analysis
- Emulation of wide-area networks inside a lab
At the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the evolution of computer viruses
- Create an environment to analyse malicious code securely
- Create testing environments to test malicious code deductively
- Share malware samples securely and according to industry best practice
- Emulate complex network environments inside a secure lab
This course is limited to 16 participants.
Due to the sensitive nature of some of the material covered in this
course, Sophos reserves the right of admission. Only bona fide IT security
professionals should apply.