Reverse engineering is a vitally important skill for today's expert security professional. Everything from reverse engineering malware to discovering vulnerabilities in binaries are required in order to properly secure an organization from today's ever evolving threats.
In this 5 day hands-on course, you will gain the necessary binary analysis skills to discover the true nature of any Windows binary. You will learn how to recognize the high level language constructs (such as branching statements, looping functions and network socket code) critical to performing a thorough and professional reverse engineering analysis of a binary. After learning these important introductory skills, you will advance to the analysis of:
- Hostile Code & Malware, including: Worms, Viruses, Trojans, Rootkits and Bots
- Vulnerabilities in Binaries, including: Format string vulnerabilities, buffer overflow conditions, and the identification of flawed cryptographic schemes
- Binary obfuscation schemes, used by: Hackers, Trojan writers and copy protection algorithms
Additionally you will learn how to recognize the features modern optimizing compilers, including the gcc 4.x family of compilers and the ubiquitous Visual Studio .NET.
Sysap Technologies will train you on the standard reverse engineering programs IDA Pro, Ollydbg, and Softice. You will also learn how to use various hex editors, binary analysis programs, and code coverage analyzers.
HOW YOU'LL BENEFIT:
- Gain the in-demand career skills of a reverse engineer. Very few information security professionals, incident response analysts and vulnerability researchers have the ability to reverse binaries efficiently. You will undoubtedly be at the top of your professional field.
- Learn the methodologies, tools, and manual reversing techniques used real world situations in our reversing lab.
- Move beyond automated "input and output" testing of binaries, commonly used by fuzzers and other analysis tools.
- More than interesting theories and lecture, get your hands dirty in our dedicated reversing lab in this security training course.
What You'll LEARN
Many incident response situations and computer forensics investigations cannot be completed accurately or thoroughly without understanding the runtime nature of a binary. Hackers increasingly use customized trojans that are not detected by antivirus which can only be analyzed and traced back to the original attacker via reverse engineering.
Additionally, many binary programs contain vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows and the use of very weak cryptographic algorithms. The only way to discover these critical vulnerabilities for closed-source programs is to reverse engineer them.
Reverse engineering is also required in order to understand complex binary obfuscation schemes used by copy protection vendors, as well as obfuscation put in place by commercial software vendors.
- Course Contents
- Understanding hashing functions
- Working with encrypted binaries
- Reversing UPX and other compression types
- Discovering stack overflows
- Discovering heap overflows
- Creating a sandbox to isolate malware
- Unpacking malware
- Monitoring registry changes
- Identifying malware communication channels
- Understanding Digital Rights Management (DRM) implementations
- Thwarting anti-debugger code
- Debugging multi-threaded programs
- Recursive traversal dissasemblers
- CREA Review
- Legal issues and the DMCA