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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems
 
 

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems, 1st Edition

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems, 1st Edition,ISBN9781597494724
 
 
 

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9781597494724

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Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems is a "tool" with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips.

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Key Features

*A condensed hand-held guide complete with on-the-job tasks and checklists

*Specific for Windows-based systems, the largest running OS in the world

*Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code

Description

Dissecting the dark side of the Internet with its infectious worms, botnets, rootkits, and Trojan horse programs (known as malware) is a treaterous condition for any forensic investigator or analyst. Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems is a "tool" with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips.

Readership

Computer forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems, 1st Edition

Chapter 1: Malware Incident Response: Volatile Data Collection and Examination on a Live Windows System

-Introduction

-Building Your Live Response Toolkit

-Volatile Data Collection Methodology

-Non-Volatile Data Collection from a Live Windows System

-Incident Response Tool Suites for Windows

-Malware Discovery and Extraction from a Live Windows System

-Conclusions

-Malware Incident Response Checklist

-The Toolbox

-Pitfalls to Avoid

-Selected Readings

Chapter 2: Memory Forensics: Analyzing Physical and Process Memory Dumps for Malware Artifacts

-Introduction

-Memory Forensics Methodology

-Old School Memory Analysis

-Windows Memory Forensic Tools

-Active , Inactive and Hidden Processes

-How Windows Memory Forensic Tools Work

-Process Memory Dumping and Analysis on a Live Windows System

-Conclusions

-Windows Memory Forensics Checklist

-The Toolbox

-Pitfalls to Avoid

-Selected Readings

Chapter 3: Post-Mortem Forensics: Discovering and Extracting Malware and Associated Artifacts from Windows Systems

-Introduction

-Forensic Examination of a Compromised Windows System

-Functional Analysis: Resuscitating a Windows Computer

-Malware Discovery and Extraction from a Windows System

-Advanced Malware Discovery and Extraction from a Windows System

-Conclusions

-Windows Post-Mortem Forensics Checklist

-The Toolbox

-Pitfalls to Avoid

-Selected Readings

Chapter 4: Legal Considerations

-Introduction

-Framing the issues

-Sources of Investigative Authority

-Statutory Limits of Authority

-Tools for Acquiring Data

-Acquiring Data across Borders

-Involving Law Enforcement

-Improving Chances for Admissibility

-Conclusions

-Legal Checklist

-The Toolbox

-Pitfalls to Avoid

-Selected Readings

Chapter 5: File Identification and Profiling Initial Analysis of a Suspect File on a Windows System

-Introduction

-Case Scenario: "Hot New Video!"

-Overview of the File Profiling Process

-Working with Executables

-File Similarity Indexing

-File Signature and Classification

-Embedded Artifact Extraction: Strings, Symbolic Information, and File Metadata

-Inspecting File Dependencies

-File Obfuscation: Packing and Encryption Identification

-Embedded Artifact Extraction Revisited

-The Windows Portable Executable File Format

-Profiling Other Malicious File Types

-Conclusions

-File Identification and Profiling Checklist

-The Toolbox

-Pitfalls to Avoid

-Selected Readings

Chapter 6: Analysis of a Suspect Program

-Introduction

-Goals

-Guidelines for Examining a Malicious Executable Program

-Establishing the Environment Baseline

-Pre-Execution Preparation: System and Network Monitoring

-System and Network Monitoring: Observing File System, Process, Network and API Activity

-Environment Emulation and Adjustment

-Defeating Obfuscation

-Embedded Artifact Extraction Revisited

-Exploring and Verifying Specimen Functionality and Purpose

-Event Reconstruction and Artifact Review: File System, Registry, Process and Network Activity Post-run Data Analysis

-Summary

-Conclusions

- Analysis of a Suspect Program Checklist

-The Toolbox

-Pitfalls to Avoid

-Selected Readings

Appendix A: Tool Glossary

 

Quotes and reviews

"For anyone working in this field, this is an invaluable book that deserves a permanent place in your toolkit. For those entering into this line of work, it’s worth reading so that you know what you’re in for."--Network Security,December 1 2013

 
 
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