Short for "malicious software," malware refers to software programs designed to damage or do other unwanted actions on a computer system. Malware Analysis is an important part of preventing and detecting future cyber attacks. Using malware analysis tools, cyber security experts can analyze the attack lifecycle and glean important forensic details to enhance their threat intelligence.
During Malware Analysis we create a secure environment to test, replay, characterize, and document advanced malicious activities. Malware Analysis shows the cyber attack lifecycle, from the initial exploit and malware execution path to call back destinations and follow-on binary download attempts.
Countermeasures to malware fall into three general categories -