Security has long ago become more than just malware reverse engineering. To defend your organization, you need to analyze your adversary’s intent, opportunities and capabilities. The tools and skills needed are not only of deep technical nature, but also require one to leverage available intelligence and counterintelligence information and know how to make the most of it.
To become a good intelligence analyst, you need to acquire a different way of thinking – an analytical mindset, which requires getting acquainted with field proven intelligence techniques and methodologies. These will serve as the basis for doing your daily analysis tasks in a much more productive and sophisticated way.
In this course, which will include both lectures and hands on training, we will learn how to look beyond the malware itself in order to dig information on the infrastructure and actor behind it. We will understand the adversary's intents, way of thinking and the risk it poses against our threat model, to develop the best protections and mitigations. We will get familiarized with tools for gaining insight into attacker’s workflow and learn how to integrate those into the organization. The students will be capable to go back to their organization and immediately start utilizing the lessons learned to proactively defend their network.