Malware Analysis

>A Million malwares but only a handful of experts to tackle them.Every year, over a few million new malwares are created and released in the Internet. With a limited number anti-virus companies and innovative technologies to handle malware threats across the globe, the challenge is huge.

A malware analyst is the backbone of research and analysis for development of patches, fixes, new approaches and technologies to combat malware threats. Deep down, the malware analyst has to get inside the mind of the malware coder to defeat an advanced threat. There are never enough malware analysis experts to help protect the economy and privacy in Cyber space!

Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems. While it is sometimes software, it can also appear in the form of script or code. Malware is a general term used to describe any kind of software or code specifically designed to exploit a computer, or the data it contains, without consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software.

Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware, most rootkits, and other malicious programs. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contaminant, in various legal codes. Malware is not the same as defective software, which is software that has a legitimate purpose but contains harmful bugs that were not noticed before release. Sometimes, malware is disguised as genuine software, and may come from an official company website. An example would be software used for useful purposes that also includes tracking software to gather marketing statistics for advertising.

The domain focuses on techniques and approaches to reverse engineer and analyze a binary with malicious code.

Job Roles

  • Malware Analyst
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Senior Threat Analyst
  • Threat Researcher
  • Advanced Digital Forensics Expert

Malware Analysis Domains

The Malware Analysis Lab exam is based on the following domains:

  1. Basic Malware Analysis
  2. Advanced Malware Analysis
  3. Windows Malware Analysis
  4. Mobile Malware Analysis
  5. Anti-Reverse Engineering


  1. Programming experience.
  2. Assembly Language knowledge.
  3. Understanding of common executable file formats / Debugging Concepts.
  4. Expertise in Reverse Code Engineering.
  5. Good knowledge of reversing Packed / Protected Applications.
  6. Thorough knowledge of all types of Malwares & their Analysis.

Benefits for Professionals

Benefits for Employers

Gain recognition for your skills from the Central Cyber Registry Hands-on proven skills recognized by Central Cyber Registry mean less time in training and faster "business ready" professionals for your Information security needs
Exclusive access to Priority Job reference Network and Up to 3 Job Interviews on passing CCR Lab exams Hire with Confidence – Minimize your risks as you always hire the right people with right skills
Clean Exit Program empowers your business and ensures peace of mind as candidates will not risk violating the code of ethics Get connected with local law enforcement and Intelligence agencies to support them in various Cyber crime and related cases
Qualify to participate in exclusive cyber security projects open only for Central Cyber Registry professionals by various Government of India organizations Hiring from CCR gives your organization access to priority notifications from the Ring of Fire network, that constantly monitors Indian Cyberspace
Special benefits for entrepreneurs for start-ups in Information Security domain Gives your organization exclusive discounts on further training and Information Security events across India, supported by CCR
Special benefits for entrepreneurs for start-ups in Information Security domain Provides increased credibility for your organization when working with vendors, contractors and government organizations

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