Advanced Malware Analysis

Video description

In this video course, we cover advanced malware analysis topics. Towards this goal, we first understand the behavior of different classes of malware. Such knowledge helps us to easily categorize malware based on its characteristic. We see how sophisticated malware can use techniques to either evade detection or increase its damage and access to the system.

Then we learn advanced techniques in static and dynamic malware analysis and cover the details and powerful features of OllyDbg, IDA Pro, and WINDBG. We also explore defense mechanisms against malware, create a signature for malware, and set up an intrusion detection system (IDS) to prevent attacks.

Finally, we cover the concept of packers and unpackers, and explore how to unpack packed malware to analyze it.

What You Will Learn

  • Malware behavior based on its class
  • Advanced dynamic and static malware analysis
  • Gain experience in working with OllyDbg, WINDBG, and IDA Pro
  • Detect and defend against malware
  • Master how packers and unpackers work


This video course provides security professionals, incident responders, and individuals with the information they need to perform a deep malware analysis. They will also learn how to detect, and defend against, malware.

About The Author

Munir Njenga: Munir Njenga is a self-driven, multi-talented, technology enthusiast, cybersecurity consultant, and researcher. He mainly focuses on malware analysis, and web- and mobile-based application testing and methodologies. His skills and competencies stem from his active involvement in engagements that deliver advisory services such as network security reviews, security course development, training and capacity building, mobile and internet banking security reviews (BSS, MSC, HLR/AUC, IN, NGN, GGSN/SGSN), web applications, and network attack and penetration testing. Apart from his security hat, he is a poet, graphic designer, blogger, tool/application tester, social media marketer, web 2.0 developer and designer, naturalist, and traveller.

Product information

  • Title: Advanced Malware Analysis
  • Author(s): Munir Njenga
  • Release date: September 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788627146