Once again I will be teaching my Introduction to Malware Analysis course this year at the NE Ohio Information Security Summit that takes place on October 11-15, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. My course is in the pre-conference training and will take place on Oct 12-13.
The 2 day introduction to malware analysis class is geared to those who want to learn malware analysis or are just starting out. We'll cover all of the basics for malware analysis including setting up your analysis lab, static analysis and dynamic analysis. In the end, you'll walk out of the class with the knowledge of how to take a malware sample and determine what it does, who it contacts and what risk it poses.
The class is structured around labs where you'll use the techniques taught to analyse live malware. Since we will be analyzing actual malware, students will need to bring their own laptops (requirements will be posted closer to the class).
The end of the class will also feature an analysis contest where students will compete to win some cool prizes. Last year I gave away a copies of Hacker and Pandemic...so we'll see what happens this year!
Even if you don't take my course, I highly recommend attending the conference. Its an amazing conference for the price ($300 until 9/15). There are lots of great speakers (many of which speak at Black Hat, Defcon, Shmoocon, etc.).
Look forward to seeing you there!