Reverse Engineering Training Overview

Duration: 5 days

Introduction

Reverse engineering is a vitally important skill for today’s expert security professional. Everything from reverse engineering malware to discovering vulnerabilities in binaries are required in order to properly secure an organization from today’s ever evolving threats.In this 5 day hands-on course, you will gain the necessary binary analysis skills to discover the true nature of any Windows binary. You will learn how to recognize the high level language constructs (such as branching statements, looping functions and network socket code) critical to performing a thorough and professional reverse engineering analysis of a binary. After learning these important introductory skills, you will advance to the analysis of:

  • Hostile Code & Malware, including: Worms, Viruses, Trojans, Rootkits and Bots
  • Vulnerabilities in Binaries, including: Format string vulnerabilities, buffer overflow conditions, and the identification of flawed cryptographic schemes
  • Binary obfuscation schemes, used by: Hackers, Trojan writers and copy protection algorithms

Additionally you will learn how to recognize the features modern optimizing compilers, including the gcc 4.x family of compilers and the ubiquitous Visual Studio .NET. ENO will train you on the standard reverse engineering programs IDA Pro, Ollydbg, and Softice. You will also learn how to use various hex editors, binary analysis programs, and code coverage analyzers.

Reverse Engineering Training Overview

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After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain the in-demand career skills of a reverse engineer. Very few information security professionals, incident response analysts and vulnerability researchers have the ability to reverse binaries efficiently. You will undoubtedly be at the top of your professional field.
  • Learn the methodologies, tools, and manual reversing techniques used real world situations in our reversing lab.
  • Move beyond automated “input and output” testing of binaries, commonly used by fuzzers and other analysis tools.
  • More than interesting theories and lecture, get your hands dirty in our dedicated reversing lab in this security training course
  • Understanding hashing functions
  • Working with encrypted binaries
  • Reversing UPX and other compression types
  • Discovering stack overflows
  • Discovering heap overflows
  • Creating a sandbox to isolate malware
  • Unpacking malware
  • Monitoring registry changes
  • Identifying malware communication channels
  • Understanding Digital Rights Management (DRM) implementations
  • Thwarting anti-debugger code
  • Debugging multi-threaded programs
  • Recursive traversal dissasemblers
  • Reversing .NET bytecode
  • CREA Review
  • Legal issues and the DMCA
  • Understanding conditional branching statements
  • Virtual machines and bytecode
  • System vs. Code Level reversing
  • Identifying variables
  • Compilers and branch prediction
  • Memory management
  • Win32 executable formats and image sections
  • Fundamentals of IDA Pro
  • Advanced uses of IDA Pro with hostile code
  • Using Ollydbg for runtime analysis of malware
  • Kernel mode debugging with SoftICE
  • Dumping executables from memory with Dumpbin
  • Locating undocumented APIs
  • Reversing ntdll.dll
  • Obfuscation of file formats

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