The malware analysis track of Cyber Fire will teach you to analyze real malware using both static and dynamic analysis techniques. You will learn to use various tools to monitor the actions of executing malware with the goal of extracting indicators of compromise. Additionally, you will be introduced to reverse engineering using IDA Pro and OllyDbg, giving you the knowledge necessary to reverse encoding schemes and ultimately decode encoded communications. Lastly, you will be introduced to a variety of special topics including malicious document analysis, string obfuscation techniques, and YARA rule creation.
You will need to bring a laptop with a Windows 7 (32-bit!) VM and a REMnux VM. A detailed configuration guide can be found here.