Today, I brushed up on my malware analysis and found a fantastic resource for those wanting to learn about malware analysis. Like many things in information security, malware analysis is a culmination of many skillsets. Due to the requirement of all these skills, the topic seems a little unapproachable.
Luckily one of the excellent instructors over at SANs institute, Lenny Zeltser, gave a talk last year at RSA titled “Practical Malware Analysis Essentials for Incident Responders.”
This post will summarise the video content with a little input from my own experiences but, I encourage you to follow the link to the video for a fantastic primer on malware analysis by the always entertaining Lenny Zeltser.