Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code

Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code

by Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina
     
 

Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code covers the emerging and evolving field of "live forensics," where investigators examine a computer system to collect and preserve critical live data that may be lost if the system is shut down. Unlike other forensic texts that discuss "live forensics" on a particular operating system, or in aSee more details below

Overview

Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code covers the emerging and evolving field of "live forensics," where investigators examine a computer system to collect and preserve critical live data that may be lost if the system is shut down. Unlike other forensic texts that discuss "live forensics" on a particular operating system, or in a generic context, this book emphasizes a live forensics and evidence collection methodology on both Windows and Linux operating systems in the context of identifying and capturing malicious code and evidence of its effect on the compromised system.
Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code also devotes extensive coverage of the burgeoning forensic field of physical and process memory analysis on both Windows and Linux platforms. This book provides clear and concise guidance as to how to forensically capture and examine physical and process memory as a key investigative step in malicious code forensics.
Prior to this book, competing texts have described malicious code, accounted for its evolutionary history, and in some instances, dedicated a mere chapter or two to analyzing malicious code. Conversely, Malware Forensics: Investigating and Analyzing Malicious Code emphasizes the practical "how-to" aspect of malicious code investigation, giving deep coverage on the tools and techniques of conducting runtime behavioral malware analysis (such as file, registry, network and port monitoring) and static code analysis (such as file identification and profiling, strings discovery, armoring/packing detection, disassembling, debugging), and more.

* Winner of Best Book Bejtlich read in 2008!
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* Authors have investigated and prosecuted federal malware cases, which allows them to provide unparalleled insight to the reader.
* First book to detail how to perform "live forensic" techniques on malicous code.
* In addition to the technical topics discussed, this book also offers critical legal considerations addressing the legal ramifications and requirements governing the subject matter

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597492683
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
716
Sales rank:
743,784
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1:Malware Incident Response: Volatile Data Collection and Examination on a Live Windows System
Chapter 2:Malware Incident Response: Volatile Data Collection and Examination on a Live Linux System
Chapter 3:Memory Forensics: Analyzing Physical and Process Memory Dumps for Malware Artifacts
Chapter 4:Post-Mortem Forensics: Discovering and Extracting Malware and Associated Artifacts from Windows Systems
Chapter 5:Post-Mortem Forensics: Discovering and Extracting Malware and Associated Artifacts from Linux Systems
Chapter 6:Legal Considerations
Chapter 7:File Identification and Profiling: Initial Analysis of a Suspect File on a Windows System
Chapter 8:File Identification and Profiling: Initial Analysis of a Suspect File On a Linux System
Chapter 9:Analysis of a Suspect Program: Windows
Chapter 10:Analysis of a Suspect Program: Linux
Index

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