Advanced Malware Analysis

Advanced Malware Analysis

The primary focus of the class is getting the student comfortable with tools and tactics used in modern malware analysis.

Class Outline

Dynamic Analysis

  • Setting up your malware analysis platform
  • Dynamic Analysis Methodology
  • Tools and techniques

Static Analysis

  • Static Analysis in both Windows and Linux
  • Creating custom signatures
  • Creating a MySQL database for your malware

PCAP Analysis

  • Analyzing malicious PCAP files
  • Creating custom signatures

Memory Analysis

  • Extracting malicious files from memory captures
  • Identifying tricky malware

Lab Network Access

Strategic Security now has a penetration tester's target practice lab environment. Targets in the lab network will change on the 1st of every month. Students have the option to purchase 1 or 3 months access to the lab environment.

Students will receive

  • 6 hours of CPEs
  • Several virtual machines
  • Courseware slides
  • Lab manual
  • Lab access (optional 3 or 12 months)


Each class will be recorded and made available to the students via email. So you can keep up with the class even if you have to miss time, or even a whole day.



Each student will be given access to a InfoSec Addicts Group ( for the class. This will be where students can ask questions outside of the normal class hours, work with other students on lab exercises, homework, and challenges.

A Strategic Security class mentor will be assigned to the InfoSec Addicts Group to answer questions (allow 1 day for responses).

A Customer Relationship manager will be assigned to the class to manage questions, and support issues.



This class will be live online on February 27th and 28nd 2017 from 7pm EST to 10pm EST for each scheduled day.


Class Cost

The class cost is $100 with 1 month of lab access.


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Joe mcCray
Joe McCray is a US Air Force Veteran and has been in the IT Security field for over 12 years. He has worked extensively with the medical community, the financial industry, retail, the federal sector, the Department of Defense, 3-letter agencies, and several foreign governments. His technical background is very broad with nearly 20 industry certifications and experience covering networks, web applications, binary applications, mobile applications and his expertise is in bypassing IT Security Systems.

Joe has been involved in hundreds of penetration testing engagements and has some major hacking accomplishments, techniques, tips, and tricks that he share in his students and clients. His extensive experience and deep knowledge, mixed with his comedic style has lead Joe to be one of the most highly sought after experts in the industry. Joe makes speaking appearances and gives seminars at major events in the security community such as Black Hat, DefCon, BruCon, Hacker Halted and more. Joe is the recipient of the 2009 EC-Council Instructor Circle of Excellence Award and the 2010 EC-Council Instructor of the Year Award. Joe is also the founder and CEO of Strategic Security, an IT Security consulting firm that provides both training and in-depth technical IT Security assessments.