Summary

In many ways, this chapter has merely scratched the surface in regards to malware analysis. It should become apparent that, even with tools for static and dynamic analysis, incident response analysts still have a great deal of skill building ahead of them if they want to master this highly specialized subset of digital forensics. Although it may be difficult, it is important to have at least a functional knowledge of this type of analysis as the cyber criminals and nation states continue to utilize more sophisticated malware. This chapter delved into malware analysis by examining the types of malware currently being seen. An overview of the two primary methods of analysis; static and dynamic gave some context to the tools available. ...

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