Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems is a compendium of tools for computer forensics analysts and investigators, presented in a succinct outline format, with cross-references to supplemental appendices. It is designed to provide the digital investigator clear and concise guidance in an easily accessible format for responding to an incident or conducting analysis in a lab.
The book covers analysis of a suspect program, analyzing physical and process memory dumps for malware artifacts, extracting malware and associated artifacts from Linux systems, legal considerations, and more.
The Syngress Digital Forensics Field Guides series includes companions for any digital and computer forensic investigator or analyst. Each book is a “toolkit” with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips.
- A compendium of on-the-job tasks and checklists
- Specific for Linux-based systems in which new malware is developed every day
- Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code
The book every malware analyst should keep handy.
–Richard Bejtlich, CSO, Mandiant & Founder of TaoSecurity
An excellent crash course in malware analysis.
–Dino Dai Zovi, Independent Security Consultant
. . . the most comprehensive guide to analysis of malware, offering detailed coverage of all the essential skills required to understand the specific challenges presented by modern malware.
–Chris Eagle, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School
A hands-on introduction to malware analysis. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to dissect Windows malware.
–Ilfak Guilfanov, Creator of IDA Pro
. . . a great introduction to malware analysis. All chapters contain detailed technical explanations and hands-on lab exercises to get you immediate exposure to real malware.
–Sebastian Porst, Google Software Engineer
. . . brings reverse engineering to readers of all skill levels. Technically rich and accessible, the labs will lead you to a deeper understanding of the art and science of reverse engineering. I strongly recommend this book for beginners and experts alike.
–Danny Quist, PhD, Founder of Offensive Computing
If you only read one malware book or are looking to break into the world of malware analysis, this is the book to get.
–Patrick Engbretson, IA Professor at Dakota State University and Author of The Basics of Hacking and Pen Testing
. . . an excellent addition to the course materials for an advanced graduate level course on Software Security or Intrusion Detection Systems. The labs are especially useful to students in teaching the methods to reverse engineer, analyze and understand malicious software.
–Sal Stolfo, Professor, Columbia University
A computer forensics “how-to” for fighting malicious code and analyzing incidents
With our ever-increasing reliance on computers comes an ever-growing risk of malware. Security professionals will find plenty of solutions in this book to the problems posed by viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, rootkits, adware, and other invasive software. Written by well-known malware experts, this guide reveals solutions to numerous problems and includes a DVD of custom programs and tools that illustrate the concepts, enhancing your skills. Continue reading “Malware Analyst’s Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code (+ Files)” »