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Tracking Malicious Actors – Expedite Response & Forensic Investigation

Please note: this training is cancelled for July. Please stay tuned as we evaluate scheduling the training at a future date. 

Instructor: Michael Gough

Malware Archeologist

Tuesday, July 17 from 8:00 – 5:00

UT Joe Thompson Conference Center

All registrants will be automatically registered to the ISSA Austin’s chapter meeting.

Registration ends Friday, July 6.


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Course Description:

Responding to an incident, malware discovery and basic analysis is an essential skill for today’s Information Security and IT professionals. This course focuses on how to configure a system for investigation, discover if a system has malware. The goal and objective is to respond quickly, obtain actionable information, and improve your Information Security program in the process. Tools and techniques used and steps to analyze a system to determine if a system is clean or truly infected will be covered. The concept of Malware Management, Malware Discovery and Basic Malware Analysis will be discussed with exercises linking the three concepts together.
This course is intended for any Information Security or IT professional. The focus will be on Windows systems; but will touch on some tools for Apple and Linux systems as well. All attendees will get a copy of LOG-MD Professional as part of the class. Bring a laptop you can infect!


  • Introductions, Goals & Objectives and Terms & Concepts
  • Configuring/preparing a system for investigation
  • Logging for Malware
  • Malware Management
  • Lunch – ISSA Chapter meeting
  • Malware Analysis Data
  • Malware Discovery
  • Basic Malware Analysis
  • Questions and Discussion

Target Audience (Who should take the course)

This course is intended for any Information Security or IT professional, newbs to seasoned pro’s, just know how to use the windows command line.
Students will need a laptop with Windows. Instructions will be emailed on what to load prior to the class.

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