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Fundamentals of Malwares and Protection Against Malware Training


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Malware attacks are vicious and devastating to an organization.

On the average, a company with spend around $3.86 million to recover from a data breach. Malware cyber-attacks stop business operations cold, result in lost clients and drive away potential clients.

Many businesses never recover.

Consequently, a strong defense against malware is essential. Studies show that what worked in the past probably won’t do the job in the present. Specifically, traditional antivirus (AV) solutions are ineffective at preventing malware intrusions. Experts in this area say they can be blind to malware in zip format and may fail to catch advanced threats that involve social engineering tactics.

Legacy AV solutions may also struggle to accurately detect automated threats that cleverly place malware in email, including phishing, ransomware, spyware, and viruses.

Malware, a contraction for “malicious software,” is intrusive software designed to damage and destroy computers and computer systems.

One trend that cybersecurity professionals have reported this year is how cybercriminals have been penetrating more and more complex environments where a wide variety of systems are running.

In order to cause as much damage as possible and to make recovery very difficult (if not impossible), they try to encrypt as many systems as possible. This means that their ransomware should be able to run on different combinations of architectures and operation systems.

Another trend: The ransomware ecosystem is evolving and becoming even more “industrialized.” Just like legitimate software companies, cybercriminal groups are continually developing their tool kit for themselves and their customers – for example, to make the process of data exfiltration quicker and easier.

Another trick that threat actors sometimes pull off is rebranding their ransomware, changing bits and pieces in the process.

One of the top recommendations today to protect an organization from malware is to adopt a zero-trust security framework. The zero-trust model is a mindset that focuses on not trusting any devices — or users — even if they’re inside the corporate network, by default.

This approach helps secure access from users, end-user devices, APIs, IoT, microservices, containers, and more. It protects your workforce, workloads, and workplace since you must first verify their trustworthiness before granting access.

Another top recommendation is to implement the 3-2-1-1 backup rule. This means keeping three or more copies in different locations, using two distinct storage mediums and storing one copy off-site. This will reduce the chances of an attacker gaining access to everything. This 3-2-1 approach also ensures that a vulnerability in one of those doesn’t compromise all your copies, and it provides options if an attack takes out an entire data center.

Fundamentals of Malwares and Protection Against Malware Training course By Tonex

By taking the fundamentals of malwares and protection against malware training, you will learn the definition of computer security and necessity of protection against malwares. Moreover, participants learn how risk of attacks in networks is evaluated and what are the steps to ensure the system security against malwares.

Learn about malicious software (malware), effect of malware on user’s device, and common types of malware in today’s network. This course gives you sufficient knowledge to classify the malwares based on the risk that they cause on system security.

Learn about Trojans and Worm as common malwares in cybersecurity. This course will address the latest recorded types of Trojan horses with examples and common worms in malicious software.

Learn how malwares, exploits and malicious code attacks can harm cybersecurity and what procedures should be done to secure the network in case these attacks happen to the system.

After introducing other types of malwares named exploits, this course helps you to understand the different algorithms to detect the malwares, understand the malware criminal activities and perform the anti-malware analysis. Upon the completion of the course, you will be introduced to the advanced malware detection algorithms too.

As the first step after identifying the malware is to prevent the risk caused by their activation, this training will teach you the fundamentals of malware incident prevention, threat mitigation, spyware removal techniques and firewall security actions.

If you are a professional who specialize in managing or designing security solutions and risk based management provider, you will benefit from the presentations, examples, case studies, discussions, and individual activities upon the completion of fundamentals of malwares and protection against malware training to help prepare yourself for your career.

Finally, the fundamentals of malwares and protection against malware training will help you to handle the malware in case the prevention algorithm could not mitigate the malware. In this case, malware incident response technique is the best option which will be discussed in detail in the course.


The Fundamentals of Malwares and Protection Against Malware training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • All individuals who need to understand the concept of malwares and malware protection schemes
  • IT professionals in the areas of incident response, forensic investigation, windows security and system administration
  • Cybersecurity professionals, network engineers, security analysts, policy analysts
  • Security operation personnel, network administrators, system integrators and security consultants
  • IT professionals interested in the field of malware-based attacks
  • Security traders who need to understand malware-based attacks
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in security system industry
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working on cybersecurity projects
  • Managers, accountants, and executives in the cybersecurity industry

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Malwares and Protection Against Malware Training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the foundation and history behind the computer security
  • Explain different types malwares and consequences of malwares to computer security
  • Understand the different classification of malwares in network security
  • Recognize the different types of Trojans and Worms as the most common types of malwares
  • Describe the exploits and their different types and consequences
  • Explain the malware detection algorithms and approaches
  • Understand the malware prevention studies
  • Describe the incident response methodologies in case of malware attacks

Training Outline

The fundamental of malwares and protection against malware training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Introduction to Computer Security

  • Definition of Computer security
  • Why computer security?
  • Privacy issues
  • Risk of attacks in network
  • Consequences of security violations
  • Computer security policies
  • Control laws in computer security
  • Legal status of privacy
  • Mobile code security
  • Firewalls and network security issues
  • System security
  • Electronic commerce
  • Authentication in computer security
  • Concept of cryptography

Introduction to Malwares

  • Definition of Malware
  • Malicious Software (Malware)
  • Malware effect to user’s device
  • Examples of Malwares
  • Computer virus
  • Boot sector virus
  • Excel micro virus
  • Word micro virus
  • Script viruses
  • Keyloggers
  • Password stealers
  • Backdoor Trojan
  • Crimeware
  • Spyware
  • Adware

Malware Classification

  • Classification based on least threat results
  • Classification based on great threat results
  • Exploits
  • Rootkits
  • Trojans
  • Backdoors
  • Viruses
  • Worms
  • Email Worms
  • Networms

Different Types of Trojans and Worms

  • Trojan Dropper
  • Trojan Downloader
  • Trojan PSV
  • Trojan Spy
  • Trojan DDOS
  • Trojan Ransom
  • Trojan Game Thief
  • Trojan IM
  • Trojan Banker
  • Trojan SMS
  • Trojan Proxy
  • Trojan Arcbomb
  • Trojan Clicker
  • P2P Worm
  • IRC Worm
  • IM Worm

Different Classification of Exploits

  • Categories of exploits
  • Exploits by type of vulnerability
  • Local or remote exploits
  • Results of exploits
  • Pivoting
  • Proxy pivoting
  • VPN pivoting
  • Techniques of gaining Foothold
  • Shell code
  • Integer overflow vulnerabilities
  • Stack-based buffer overflows
  • Stacks upon stacks
  • Crossing the line
  • Protecting against stack-based
  • Buffer overflows
  • Addendum; stack-based buffer
  • Overflow mitigation
  • Format string vulnerabilities
  • SQL injection
  • Protection against SQL injection
  • Malicious PDF files
  • Creating malicious PDF files
  • Reducing the risks of malicious files
  • Web exploit tools
  • Features of hiding
  • Commercial web exploit tool
  • Proliferation of web exploit tools
  • DOS conditions
  • Brute force and dictionary attacks
  • Misdirection method
  • Reconnaissance method
  • Disruption method
  • Cross site scripting (XSS)
  • WarXing
  • DNS amplification attacks
  • Protection over DNS amplification attacks

Malware and Exploit Detection

  • Detecting wide range of existing malicious programs
  • Detecting new modification of known malwares
  • Detecting packaged files
  • Antivirus programs
  • Effective computer protection policy
  • Data security
  • Digital identity security
  • Finances security
  • Frequently updated drivers for all malware types
  • Detecting malware creators
  • Vandals
  • Swindlers
  • Blackmailers
  • Malware criminals
  • Anti-malware technology
  • Security state assessment
  • Anti-Malware analysis
  • Extensive data analysis
  • Rigorous analysis
  • Integrated response
  • Advanced malware detection
  • Streamlined management
  • Challenges regarding anti-malware technologies

Malware Incident Prevention

  • Malware incident policies
  • Awareness
  • Vulnerability mitigation
  • Patch management
  • Least privilege
  • Host hardening measures
  • Threat mitigation
  • Antivirus software
  • Spyware detection and removal utilities
  • Intrusion prevention systems
  • Firewalls and routers
  • Application settings

Malware Incident Response

  • Preparation
  • Maintaining malware related skills
  • Facilitating communications and coordination
  • Acquiring tools and resources
  • Malware detection
  • Signs of malware incidents
  • Malware incident characteristic
  • Prioritizing incident response
  • Containment
  • Containment through user participation
  • Automated detection
  • Disabling connectivity
  • Containment recommendations
  • Identification of infected hosts
  • Eradication
  • Recovery
  • Future of malwares

Malware Static Analysis

  • Checking file signature
  • Malware strings
  • Import and exports
  • Encryption and packing
  • Tools: md5sum, strings, PEView, PEiD, Resource Hacker, Dependency Walker
  • Advanced static analysis

Malware Dynamic Analysis

  • Virtual malware analysis lab
  • Monitoring using process monitor
  • Analyzing the process using process explorer
  • Comparing registry snapshots with Regshot
  • Monitoring malware network traffic
  • Debugging

Hands-on and In-Class Activities

  • Labs
  • Workshops
  • Group Activities

Sample Workshops Labs for Malware Protection Training

  • Analyzing malicious Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) documents
  • Examining static properties of suspicious programs
  • Performing behavioral analysis of malicious Windows executable
  • Analyzing malicious Adobe PDF documents
  • Bypassing anti-analysis defenses
  • Recognizing malware
  • Intercepting network connections in the malware lab
  • Interacting with malicious websites to examine their nature
  • JavaScript analysis complications
  • x86 Intel assembly language primer for malware analysts
  • Patterns of common malware characteristics at the Windows API level (DLL injection, function hooking, keylogging, communicating over HTTP, etc.)


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