(Designed to help prepare for the GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware [GREM] certification exam.) Prerequisites: CCJS 321 (or CCJS 421), CMIT 320, and CMIS 102. A project-drive analysis of malicious software, i.e., software designed to disrupt systems or gain sensitive information. The objective is to implement various techniques to analyze malware and other malicious software used in forensic investigations.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the concepts associated with reverse-engineering an x86 piece of software
- Design an environment to safety perform malware analysis using appropriate software and technology
- Analyze malicious software to determine its intended functionality