CREST examination facility officially opened at ... » In partnership with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Association of Information ... MWR to Demonstrate the Latest OS Kernel Fuzzer ... » James Loureiro and Georgi Geshev, both Security Researchers at MWR InfoSecurity, will be showcasing ... Network Utilities becomes first UK Pulse Secure NA... » UK: Pulse Secure  has announced Network Utilities (Systems) Ltd as the first Secure Premier partner ... SentinelOne Establishes $1 million cyber threat ... » PALO ALTO, CA: SentinelOne has announced a cyber threat protection guarantee to provide customers wi... New study reveals software pricing and licensing t... » Maidenhead, UK: The enterprise software marketplace is undergoing a massive transformation as the pr... 380 MOBOTIX Outdoor Cameras installed at ancient R... » Langmeil, Germany:  Pompeii is the world-famous ancient Roman city near modern Naples which may rece... LOCKEN extends frontiers of access control beyond ... » As the digital era continues to evolve businesses are increasingly looking to expand access control ... Liverpool to host Armed Forces Day 2017 » The ninth annual Armed Forces Day, honouring the work and dedication of our brave Servicemen and w... OF FOOLS OF THE MIDDLE BELT, ONE NORTH AND PASTORA... » PART FIVE A treatise on pastoral jihadism, islamism, arabism and cultural imperialism in Nigeria ... Dimension data helps police keep Tour de Yorkshi... » Tracking and data technology on police cars, motorcycles, and vans helped lead, surround, and follow...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

UK: SANS has announced the addition of a new capture the flag malware analysis tournament at SANS Forensics Prague 2013 in October. The capture the flag challenges have been added as the sixth and final day of the newly-expanded FOR610: Reverse Engineering Malware course. The tournament gives participants the opportunity to test and solidify the skills they learned earlier in the course in a fun, game-like format.

 

"These new hands-on exercises are very challenging, as they were built on 100 percent live malware which is representative of what participants will have to reverse-engineer when they return to their jobs," said Jake Williams, malware analysis expert and author of day six. "After completing the challenges on day six, participants will be better prepared to function as malware reverse engineers in an operational setting."

Lenny Zeltser, security expert and malware course author added: "The most recent expansion of the course is consistent with the increasing demands being placed on malware analysts. It has gradually expanded through the years from a one day course, to two days, then to four days, then five, and now six, because the set of fundamental skills that analysts need to have in this field have been growing. As the demand for these skills increases and more people enter the field, employees are looking for ways to ensure that the people they hire have practical, hands-on skills. The expansion of FOR610 to six days provides students even more opportunity to practice with real-world malware, giving them a strong foundation for entering the field or expanding their expertise."

The FOR610 course has been well-received by students. "The exercises and examples are very good and useful to get a better understanding of code analysis. Definitely one of the best courses I've attended on this topic," said Thor Olsen, Norwegian Police Security Services and a prior participant of the course.

The SANS Forensics Reverse Engineering Malware course is also associated with the GIAC GREM certification. It's designed for technologists who protect their organization from malicious code. These individuals know how to examine inner-workings of malware in the context of forensic investigations, incident response and Windows system administration.

SANS Forensics Prague 2013 is a weeklong event which begins on the 6th of October with the 4th annual Digital Forensics and Incident Response Summit which focuses on the most pressing security and technology issues facing the global forensics and incident response community.