Malware Forensics

Malware Forensics
Author: Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-08-08
ISBN: 9780080560199
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Forensics Book Excerpt:

Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code covers the complete process of responding to a malicious code incident. Written by authors who have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, this book deals with the emerging and evolving field of live forensics, where investigators examine a computer system to collect and preserve critical live data that may be lost if the system is shut down. Unlike other forensic texts that discuss live forensics on a particular operating system, or in a generic context, this book emphasizes a live forensics and evidence collection methodology on both Windows and Linux operating systems in the context of identifying and capturing malicious code and evidence of its effect on the compromised system. It is the first book detailing how to perform live forensic techniques on malicious code. The book gives deep coverage on the tools and techniques of conducting runtime behavioral malware analysis (such as file, registry, network and port monitoring) and static code analysis (such as file identification and profiling, strings discovery, armoring/packing detection, disassembling, debugging), and more. It explores over 150 different tools for malware incident response and analysis, including forensic tools for preserving and analyzing computer memory. Readers from all educational and technical backgrounds will benefit from the clear and concise explanations of the applicable legal case law and statutes covered in every chapter. In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter. This book is intended for system administrators, information security professionals, network personnel, forensic examiners, attorneys, and law enforcement working with the inner-workings of computer memory and malicious code. * Winner of Best Book Bejtlich read in 2008! * http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/2008/12/best-book-bejtlich-read-in-2008.html * Authors have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, which allows them to provide unparalleled insight to the reader. * First book to detail how to perform "live forensic" techniques on malicous code. * In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems
Author: Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-05-11
ISBN: 1597494739
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems Book Excerpt:

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems is a handy reference that shows students the essential tools needed to do computer forensics analysis at the crime scene. It is part of Syngress Digital Forensics Field Guides, a series of companions for any digital and computer forensic student, investigator or analyst. Each Guide is a toolkit, with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips that will aid in recovering data from digital media that will be used in criminal prosecution. This book collects data from all methods of electronic data storage and transfer devices, including computers, laptops, PDAs and the images, spreadsheets and other types of files stored on these devices. It is specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world. The authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code. Chapters cover malware incident response - volatile data collection and examination on a live Windows system; analysis of physical and process memory dumps for malware artifacts; post-mortem forensics - discovering and extracting malware and associated artifacts from Windows systems; legal considerations; file identification and profiling initial analysis of a suspect file on a Windows system; and analysis of a suspect program. This field guide is intended for computer forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists. A condensed hand-held guide complete with on-the-job tasks and checklists Specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Advanced Malware Forensics Investigation Guide

Advanced Malware Forensics Investigation Guide
Author: Craw Security
Publsiher: www.craw.in
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Malware Forensics Investigation Guide Book Excerpt:

This eBook is a Complete Guide to make you job Ready as a Cyber Forensic Investigator by giving you real Industry Standards and Digital Content. Cyberattacks and the spread of malware have become vital in today’s world. Day by day malware is getting more complex and stealthy that even antiviruses are failing to identify before widespread and the situation becomes tragic for internet users and enterprises. The book, “Advanced Malware Forensics Investigation Guide” is designed with keeping in view to help cyber forensics investigators to help them accomplish their task of malware forensics. This book is designed in such a way that malware forensics analysts as well as beginner students can adopt this book for their pedagogy. Also, the materials are presented in a simplified manner with sufficient screenshots and illustrations so that they can understand the context even before testing the given data on their sandbox. We have added the concept of computer malware and the general components of malware at the beginning of this book. We broke down malware into different categories according to their properties and specialization. Further, we mentioned the various attack vectors and defense methodologies for getting infected with malware and the most common techniques used by cybercriminals. In the 3rd chapter of this book, we worked on breaking down malware into its general components. We tried to make our readers understand that malware work using various sub-modules of computer programs. Further, we worked on setting up a Lab for Malware Forensics and scanning Malicious document files.

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems
Author: Cameron H. Malin,Eoghan Casey,James M. Aquilina
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2013-12-07
ISBN: 1597494712
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems Book Excerpt:

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems is a handy reference that shows students the essential tools needed to do computer forensics analysis at the crime scene. It is part of Syngress Digital Forensics Field Guides, a series of companions for any digital and computer forensic student, investigator or analyst. Each Guide is a toolkit, with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips that will aid in recovering data from digital media that will be used in criminal prosecution. This book collects data from all methods of electronic data storage and transfer devices, including computers, laptops, PDAs and the images, spreadsheets and other types of files stored on these devices. It is specific for Linux-based systems, where new malware is developed every day. The authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code. Chapters cover malware incident response - volatile data collection and examination on a live Linux system; analysis of physical and process memory dumps for malware artifacts; post-mortem forensics - discovering and extracting malware and associated artifacts from Linux systems; legal considerations; file identification and profiling initial analysis of a suspect file on a Linux system; and analysis of a suspect program. This book will appeal to computer forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists. A compendium of on-the-job tasks and checklists Specific for Linux-based systems in which new malware is developed every day Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Learning Malware Analysis

Learning Malware Analysis
Author: Monnappa K A
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2018-06-29
ISBN: 1788397525
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Malware Analysis Book Excerpt:

Understand malware analysis and its practical implementation Key Features Explore the key concepts of malware analysis and memory forensics using real-world examples Learn the art of detecting, analyzing, and investigating malware threats Understand adversary tactics and techniques Book Description Malware analysis and memory forensics are powerful analysis and investigation techniques used in reverse engineering, digital forensics, and incident response. With adversaries becoming sophisticated and carrying out advanced malware attacks on critical infrastructures, data centers, and private and public organizations, detecting, responding to, and investigating such intrusions is critical to information security professionals. Malware analysis and memory forensics have become must-have skills to fight advanced malware, targeted attacks, and security breaches. This book teaches you the concepts, techniques, and tools to understand the behavior and characteristics of malware through malware analysis. It also teaches you techniques to investigate and hunt malware using memory forensics. This book introduces you to the basics of malware analysis, and then gradually progresses into the more advanced concepts of code analysis and memory forensics. It uses real-world malware samples, infected memory images, and visual diagrams to help you gain a better understanding of the subject and to equip you with the skills required to analyze, investigate, and respond to malware-related incidents. What you will learn Create a safe and isolated lab environment for malware analysis Extract the metadata associated with malware Determine malware's interaction with the system Perform code analysis using IDA Pro and x64dbg Reverse-engineer various malware functionalities Reverse engineer and decode common encoding/encryption algorithms Reverse-engineer malware code injection and hooking techniques Investigate and hunt malware using memory forensics Who this book is for This book is for incident responders, cyber-security investigators, system administrators, malware analyst, forensic practitioners, student, or curious security professionals interested in learning malware analysis and memory forensics. Knowledge of programming languages such as C and Python is helpful but is not mandatory. If you have written few lines of code and have a basic understanding of programming concepts, you’ll be able to get most out of this book.

Cuckoo Malware Analysis

Cuckoo Malware Analysis
Author: Digit Oktavianto,Iqbal Muhardianto
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2013-10-16
ISBN: 1782169245
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cuckoo Malware Analysis Book Excerpt:

This book is a step-by-step, practical tutorial for analyzing and detecting malware and performing digital investigations. This book features clear and concise guidance in an easily accessible format.Cuckoo Malware Analysis is great for anyone who wants to analyze malware through programming, networking, disassembling, forensics, and virtualization. Whether you are new to malware analysis or have some experience, this book will help you get started with Cuckoo Sandbox so you can start analysing malware effectively and efficiently.

Malware Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

Malware Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
Author: Mark Stamp,Mamoun Alazab,Andrii Shalaginov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2020-12-20
ISBN: 3030625826
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Book Excerpt:

​This book is focused on the use of deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI) as tools to advance the fields of malware detection and analysis. The individual chapters of the book deal with a wide variety of state-of-the-art AI and DL techniques, which are applied to a number of challenging malware-related problems. DL and AI based approaches to malware detection and analysis are largely data driven and hence minimal expert domain knowledge of malware is needed. This book fills a gap between the emerging fields of DL/AI and malware analysis. It covers a broad range of modern and practical DL and AI techniques, including frameworks and development tools enabling the audience to innovate with cutting-edge research advancements in a multitude of malware (and closely related) use cases.

Practical Cyber Forensics

Practical Cyber Forensics
Author: Niranjan Reddy
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN: 1484244605
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Cyber Forensics Book Excerpt:

Become an effective cyber forensics investigator and gain a collection of practical, efficient techniques to get the job done. Diving straight into a discussion of anti-forensic techniques, this book shows you the many ways to effectively detect them. Now that you know what you are looking for, you’ll shift your focus to network forensics, where you cover the various tools available to make your network forensics process less complicated. Following this, you will work with cloud and mobile forensic techniques by considering the concept of forensics as a service (FaSS), giving you cutting-edge skills that will future-proof your career. Building on this, you will learn the process of breaking down malware attacks, web attacks, and email scams with case studies to give you a clearer view of the techniques to be followed. Another tricky technique is SSD forensics, so the author covers this in detail to give you the alternative analysis techniques you’ll need. To keep you up to speed on contemporary forensics, Practical Cyber Forensics includes a chapter on Bitcoin forensics, where key crypto-currency forensic techniques will be shared. Finally, you will see how to prepare accurate investigative reports. What You Will LearnCarry out forensic investigation on Windows, Linux, and macOS systems Detect and counter anti-forensic techniques Deploy network, cloud, and mobile forensics Investigate web and malware attacks Write efficient investigative reports Who This Book Is For Intermediate infosec professionals looking for a practical approach to investigative cyber forensics techniques.

Network Forensics

Network Forensics
Author: Anchit Bijalwan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN: 1000462730
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Forensics Book Excerpt:

This book primarily focuses on providing deep insight into the concepts of network security, network forensics, botnet forensics, ethics and incident response in global perspectives. It also covers the dormant and contentious issues of the subject in most scientific and objective manner. Various case studies addressing contemporary network forensics issues are also included in this book to provide practical know – how of the subject. Network Forensics: A privacy & Security provides a significance knowledge of network forensics in different functions and spheres of the security. The book gives the complete knowledge of network security, all kind of network attacks, intention of an attacker, identification of attack, detection, its analysis, incident response, ethical issues, botnet and botnet forensics. This book also refer the recent trends that comes under network forensics. It provides in-depth insight to the dormant and latent issues of the acquisition and system live investigation too. Features: Follows an outcome-based learning approach. A systematic overview of the state-of-the-art in network security, tools, Digital forensics. Differentiation among network security, computer forensics, network forensics and botnet forensics. Discussion on various cybercrimes, attacks and cyber terminologies. Discussion on network forensics process model. Network forensics tools and different techniques Network Forensics analysis through case studies. Discussion on evidence handling and incident response. System Investigations and the ethical issues on network forensics. This book serves as a reference book for post graduate and research investigators who need to study in cyber forensics. It can also be used as a textbook for a graduate level course in Electronics & Communication, Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Author: Marcus K. Rogers,Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 364239891X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Book Excerpt:

This book contains a selection of thoroughly refereed and revised papers from the Fourth International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2012, held in October 2012 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. The 20 papers in this volume are grouped in the following topical sections: cloud investigation; malware; behavioral; law; mobile device forensics; and cybercrime investigations.

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Author: Gerard Johansen
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 1838644083
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Forensics and Incident Response Book Excerpt:

Build your organization's cyber defense system by effectively implementing digital forensics and incident management techniques Key Features Create a solid incident response framework and manage cyber incidents effectively Perform malware analysis for effective incident response Explore real-life scenarios that effectively use threat intelligence and modeling techniques Book Description An understanding of how digital forensics integrates with the overall response to cybersecurity incidents is key to securing your organization's infrastructure from attacks. This updated second edition will help you perform cutting-edge digital forensic activities and incident response. After focusing on the fundamentals of incident response that are critical to any information security team, you'll move on to exploring the incident response framework. From understanding its importance to creating a swift and effective response to security incidents, the book will guide you with the help of useful examples. You'll later get up to speed with digital forensic techniques, from acquiring evidence and examining volatile memory through to hard drive examination and network-based evidence. As you progress, you'll discover the role that threat intelligence plays in the incident response process. You'll also learn how to prepare an incident response report that documents the findings of your analysis. Finally, in addition to various incident response activities, the book will address malware analysis, and demonstrate how you can proactively use your digital forensic skills in threat hunting. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to efficiently investigate and report unwanted security breaches and incidents in your organization. What you will learn Create and deploy an incident response capability within your own organization Perform proper evidence acquisition and handling Analyze the evidence collected and determine the root cause of a security incident Become well-versed with memory and log analysis Integrate digital forensic techniques and procedures into the overall incident response process Understand the different techniques for threat hunting Write effective incident reports that document the key findings of your analysis Who this book is for This book is for cybersecurity and information security professionals who want to implement digital forensics and incident response in their organization. You will also find the book helpful if you are new to the concept of digital forensics and are looking to get started with the fundamentals. A basic understanding of operating systems and some knowledge of networking fundamentals are required to get started with this book.

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management
Author: Leighton Johnson
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN: 0124047254
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management Book Excerpt:

Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team Management provides security professionals with a complete handbook of computer incident response from the perspective of forensics team management. This unique approach teaches readers the concepts and principles they need to conduct a successful incident response investigation, ensuring that proven policies and procedures are established and followed by all team members. Leighton R. Johnson III describes the processes within an incident response event and shows the crucial importance of skillful forensics team management, including when and where the transition to forensics investigation should occur during an incident response event. The book also provides discussions of key incident response components. Provides readers with a complete handbook on computer incident response from the perspective of forensics team management Identify the key steps to completing a successful computer incident response investigation Defines the qualities necessary to become a successful forensics investigation team member, as well as the interpersonal relationship skills necessary for successful incident response and forensics investigation teams

Introductory Computer Forensics

Introductory Computer Forensics
Author: Xiaodong Lin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2018-11-10
ISBN: 303000581X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Computer Forensics Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides an introduction to digital forensics, a rapidly evolving field for solving crimes. Beginning with the basic concepts of computer forensics, each of the book’s 21 chapters focuses on a particular forensic topic composed of two parts: background knowledge and hands-on experience through practice exercises. Each theoretical or background section concludes with a series of review questions, which are prepared to test students’ understanding of the materials, while the practice exercises are intended to afford students the opportunity to apply the concepts introduced in the section on background knowledge. This experience-oriented textbook is meant to assist students in gaining a better understanding of digital forensics through hands-on practice in collecting and preserving digital evidence by completing various exercises. With 20 student-directed, inquiry-based practice exercises, students will better understand digital forensic concepts and learn digital forensic investigation techniques. This textbook is intended for upper undergraduate and graduate-level students who are taking digital-forensic related courses or working in digital forensics research. It can also be used by digital forensics practitioners, IT security analysts, and security engineers working in the IT security industry, particular IT professionals responsible for digital investigation and incident handling or researchers working in these related fields as a reference book.

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Author: Sabyasachi Pramanik,Mangesh M. Ghonge,Ramchandra Mangrulkar,Dac-Nhuong Le
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2022-01-12
ISBN: 1119795648
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Book Excerpt:

CYBER SECURITY AND DIGITAL FORENSICS Cyber security is an incredibly important issue that is constantly changing, with new methods, processes, and technologies coming online all the time. Books like this are invaluable to professionals working in this area, to stay abreast of all of these changes. Current cyber threats are getting more complicated and advanced with the rapid evolution of adversarial techniques. Networked computing and portable electronic devices have broadened the role of digital forensics beyond traditional investigations into computer crime. The overall increase in the use of computers as a way of storing and retrieving high-security information requires appropriate security measures to protect the entire computing and communication scenario worldwide. Further, with the introduction of the internet and its underlying technology, facets of information security are becoming a primary concern to protect networks and cyber infrastructures from various threats. This groundbreaking new volume, written and edited by a wide range of professionals in this area, covers broad technical and socio-economic perspectives for the utilization of information and communication technologies and the development of practical solutions in cyber security and digital forensics. Not just for the professional working in the field, but also for the student or academic on the university level, this is a must-have for any library. Audience: Practitioners, consultants, engineers, academics, and other professionals working in the areas of cyber analysis, cyber security, homeland security, national defense, the protection of national critical infrastructures, cyber-crime, cyber vulnerabilities, cyber-attacks related to network systems, cyber threat reduction planning, and those who provide leadership in cyber security management both in public and private sectors

Cyber and Digital Forensic Investigations

Cyber and Digital Forensic Investigations
Author: Nhien-An Le-Khac,Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN: 3030471314
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber and Digital Forensic Investigations Book Excerpt:

Understanding the latest capabilities in the cyber threat landscape as well as the cyber forensic challenges and approaches is the best way users and organizations can prepare for potential negative events. Adopting an experiential learning approach, this book describes how cyber forensics researchers, educators and practitioners can keep pace with technological advances, and acquire the essential knowledge and skills, ranging from IoT forensics, malware analysis, and CCTV and cloud forensics to network forensics and financial investigations. Given the growing importance of incident response and cyber forensics in our digitalized society, this book will be of interest and relevance to researchers, educators and practitioners in the field, as well as students wanting to learn about cyber forensics.

CyberForensics

CyberForensics
Author: Jennifer Bayuk
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2010-09-10
ISBN: 1607617722
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CyberForensics Book Excerpt:

Cyberforensics is a fairly new word in the technology our industry, but one that n- ertheless has immediately recognizable meaning. Although the word forensics may have its origins in formal debates using evidence, it is now most closely associated with investigation into evidence of crime. As the word cyber has become synonymous with the use of electronic technology, the word cyberforensics bears no mystery. It immediately conveys a serious and concentrated endeavor to identify the evidence of crimes or other attacks committed in cyberspace. Nevertheless, the full implications of the word are less well understood. Cyberforensic activities remain a mystery to most people, even those fully immersed in the design and operation of cyber te- nology. This book sheds light on those activities in a way that is comprehensible not only to technology professionals but also to the technology hobbyist and those simply curious about the ?eld. When I started contributing to the ?eld of cybersecurity, it was an obscure ?eld, rarely mentioned in the mainstream media. According to the FBI, by 2009 organized crime syndicates were making more money via cybercrime than in drug traf?- ing. In spite of the rise in cybercrime and the advance of sophisticated threat actors online, the cyber security profession continues to lag behind in its ability to inves- gate cybercrime and understand the root causes of cyber attacks. In the late 1990s I worked to respond to sophisticated attacks as part of the U. S.

Digital Forensics for Network Internet and Cloud Computing

Digital Forensics for Network  Internet  and Cloud Computing
Author: Clint P Garrison
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN: 9781597495387
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Forensics for Network Internet and Cloud Computing Book Excerpt:

Network forensics is an evolution of typical digital forensics, in which evidence is gathered from network traffic in near real time. This book will help security and forensics professionals as well as network administrators build a solid foundation of processes and controls to identify incidents and gather evidence from the network. Forensic scientists and investigators are some of the fastest growing jobs in the United States with over 70,000 individuals employed in 2008. Specifically in the area of cybercrime and digital forensics, the federal government is conducting a talent search for 10,000 qualified specialists. Almost every technology company has developed or is developing a cloud computing strategy. To cut costs, many companies are moving toward network-based applications like SalesForce.com, PeopleSoft, and HR Direct. Every day, we are moving companies’ proprietary data into a cloud, which can be hosted anywhere in the world. These companies need to understand how to identify where their data is going and what they are sending. Key network forensics skills and tools are discussed-for example, capturing network traffic, using Snort for network-based forensics, using NetWitness Investigator for network traffic analysis, and deciphering TCP/IP. The current and future states of network forensics analysis tools are addressed. The admissibility of network-based traffic is covered as well as the typical life cycle of a network forensics investigation.

Policing Digital Crime

Policing Digital Crime
Author: Ms Sarah Bryant,Dr Robin Bryant
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN: 1409423433
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policing Digital Crime Book Excerpt:

This timely volume offers a theoretical perspective on the policing of digital crime in the western world. Using numerous case-study examples to illustrate the theoretical material introduced this volume examine the organisational context for policing digital crime as well as crime prevention and detection. This work is a must-read for all academics, police practitioners and investigators working in the field of digital crime.

Malware Analysis Techniques

Malware Analysis Techniques
Author: Dylan Barker
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN: 1839210060
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malware Analysis Techniques Book Excerpt:

Analyze malicious samples, write reports, and use industry-standard methodologies to confidently triage and analyze adversarial software and malware Key FeaturesInvestigate, detect, and respond to various types of malware threatUnderstand how to use what you've learned as an analyst to produce actionable IOCs and reportingExplore complete solutions, detailed walkthroughs, and case studies of real-world malware samplesBook Description Malicious software poses a threat to every enterprise globally. Its growth is costing businesses millions of dollars due to currency theft as a result of ransomware and lost productivity. With this book, you'll learn how to quickly triage, identify, attribute, and remediate threats using proven analysis techniques. Malware Analysis Techniques begins with an overview of the nature of malware, the current threat landscape, and its impact on businesses. Once you've covered the basics of malware, you'll move on to discover more about the technical nature of malicious software, including static characteristics and dynamic attack methods within the MITRE ATT&CK framework. You'll also find out how to perform practical malware analysis by applying all that you've learned to attribute the malware to a specific threat and weaponize the adversary's indicators of compromise (IOCs) and methodology against them to prevent them from attacking. Finally, you'll get to grips with common tooling utilized by professional malware analysts and understand the basics of reverse engineering with the NSA's Ghidra platform. By the end of this malware analysis book, you'll be able to perform in-depth static and dynamic analysis and automate key tasks for improved defense against attacks. What you will learnDiscover how to maintain a safe analysis environment for malware samplesGet to grips with static and dynamic analysis techniques for collecting IOCsReverse-engineer and debug malware to understand its purposeDevelop a well-polished workflow for malware analysisUnderstand when and where to implement automation to react quickly to threatsPerform malware analysis tasks such as code analysis and API inspectionWho this book is for This book is for incident response professionals, malware analysts, and researchers who want to sharpen their skillset or are looking for a reference for common static and dynamic analysis techniques. Beginners will also find this book useful to get started with learning about malware analysis. Basic knowledge of command-line interfaces, familiarity with Windows and Unix-like filesystems and registries, and experience in scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, or Ruby will assist with understanding the concepts covered.

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit
Author: Harlan Carvey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN: 1597497282
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit Book Excerpt:

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit: Advanced Analysis Techniques for Windows 7 provides an overview of live and postmortem response collection and analysis methodologies for Windows 7. It considers the core investigative and analysis concepts that are critical to the work of professionals within the digital forensic analysis community, as well as the need for immediate response once an incident has been identified. Organized into eight chapters, the book discusses Volume Shadow Copies (VSCs) in the context of digital forensics and explains how analysts can access the wealth of information available in VSCs without interacting with the live system or purchasing expensive solutions. It also describes files and data structures that are new to Windows 7 (or Vista), Windows Registry Forensics, how the presence of malware within an image acquired from a Windows system can be detected, the idea of timeline analysis as applied to digital forensic analysis, and concepts and techniques that are often associated with dynamic malware analysis. Also included are several tools written in the Perl scripting language, accompanied by Windows executables. This book will prove useful to digital forensic analysts, incident responders, law enforcement officers, students, researchers, system administrators, hobbyists, or anyone with an interest in digital forensic analysis of Windows 7 systems. Timely 3e of a Syngress digital forensic bestseller Updated to cover Windows 7 systems, the newest Windows version New online companion website houses checklists, cheat sheets, free tools, and demos