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The Malware Analyst's Cookbook Debuts

Book is a computer forensics "how-to" offering a treasure trove of tricks for fighting malicious code from well-known malware experts
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) December 15, 2010

In September 2009, the Department of Homeland Security announced 1000 new job openings for computer security experts and, overall, the number of jobs requiring security skills is dramatically increasing. For those interested in investigating and solving modern malware related computer crimes, Wiley Publishing brings to market The Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code (Wiley; Available Now; $59.99); an offering of unique and efficient techniques and tools for current security professionals and anyone looking to become a security professional.

The Malware Analyst’s Cookbook is a computer forensics "how-to" offering a treasure trove of tricks for fighting malicious code from well-known malware experts Michael Hale Ligh, Steven Adair, Blake Hartstein, and Matt Richard. Overall, the book and DVD combo is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples designed to enhance the analytical capabilities of anyone working with malware.

The companion DVD features the authors' custom malware programs that show the reader how to analyze the hacker attack and prevent future breaches. Whether you're tracking a Trojan across networks, performing an in-depth binary analysis, or inspecting a machine for potential infections, the recipes in the book help to achieve these goals quickly and accurately. The book goes beyond how to tackle challenges using free or inexpensive tools. It also includes a generous amount of source code in C, Python, and Perl that show how to extend your favorite tools or build your own from scratch. Complete coverage of:

* Anonymizing your activities * Honeypots * Malware classification * Sandboxes * Multi-AV scanners * Researching domains and IPs * Analyzing malicious documents * Analyzing shellcode * Building a malware lab * Scripting and automation * Dynamic analysis * Malware forensics * Debugging malware * Deobfuscation * Working with DLLs * Kernel debugging * Memory forensics * Code injection and extraction * Finding rootkits in memory * Network and registry artifacts

The Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code Wiley; Available Now; $59.99 Paperback; 744 pages; 978-0-470-61303-0 To read more, see a sample chapter and table of contests, visit: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470613033.html

For more information, review copies, excerpts, and/or author interviews, please call or email Ashley Evens at 201-748-6702 or aevens [at] wiley [dot] com.

About the authors Michael Hale Ligh is a malicious code analyst at Verisign iDefense and Chief of Special Projects at MNIN Security. He has won malware related contests/challenges run by SANS, Honeynet, and Hacker Challenge, has a master's degree in forensic computer investigation and has taught advanced malware analysis courses world wide. Steven Adair is a security expert with The Shadowserver Foundation and a Principal Architect at eTouch Federal Systems. He analyzes malware, tracks botnets, and deals with cyber attacks of all kinds with an emphasis on those linked to cyber espionage. Blake Hartstein is the author of multiple security tools and a Rapid Response Engineer at Verisign iDefense, where he responds to malware incidents. Matt Richard is Malicious Code Operations Lead at Raytheon Corporation and previously ran a managed security service used by 130 banks and credit unions. He has written a number of security tools.

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