Introduction to Malware Analysis

Course Description

Malware is a growing threat to the information and intellectual property of organizations as techniques from attackers become increasingly sophisticated. This course will provide a foundational understanding of malicious software, how malware has shaped the global cyber security landscape, and its future impact. Discussions and hands-on exercises will demonstrate malware analysis processes and their complexities as well as illustrate how to appropriately size, design, and build an analytical capability best suited for your organization. Participants will prepare an analysis test-bed and analyze multiple malware samples. Think like a Black Hat, exploring advanced techniques and tools, including data exfiltration and stealthy operation, to understand the tactics of malware authors.

Course ID: DEF 4601P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 23, 2018 Oct 25, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695 18265
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14309 Oct 21, 2014 Oct 22, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $995
15212 Oct 27, 2015 Oct 28, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $995
16083 Oct 25, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,195
17023 Oct 24, 2017 Oct 26, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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Who Should Attend

Information assurance officers (IAOs) and managers (IAMs), information security professionals charged with threat detection and incident response, and IT professionals seeking a greater understanding of potential malware threats and exploitation techniques

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop foundational knowledge of malicious software, its forms, traits, author motivations, and impacts.
  • Identify, discuss, and practice sound malware analysis processes
  • Conduct your own analysis on multiple malware samples using state-of-the-art tools.
  • Determine how to build an analytical capability to fit your organization, considering resource limitation and best practices.
  • Discover Black Hat exploitation techniques and why they are difficult to detect – think like a malware author to better anticipate their actions.


  • Malware Overview; Creating an Analysis Environment
  • Static Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Malware Analysis Lab

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Renita Folds