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The date is CONFIRMED! It is with immense pleasure that we announce that Amanda Rousseau, or Malware Unicorn on Twitter, has agreed to give the ladies of WICCA one of her 101 workshops. (This workshop is women-only) Before we can get started, there are two VMs to download. You can find them here: https://malwareunicorn.org/#/downloads You need both VMs, which may take up to 50GB of space. This is what this workshop is about: Provides the fundamentals of reversing engineering (RE) Windows malware using a hands-on experience with RE tools and techniques. Attendees will be introduced to RE terms and processes, followed by basic x86 assembly, and reviewing RE tools and malware techniques. It will conclude by attendees performing a hands-on malware analysis that consists of Triage, Static, and Dynamic analysis. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of programming C/C++, Python, or Java Provided: A virtual machine and tools will be provided. They must be downloaded in advanced. COMING SOON. Features: 6 Sections in 3 hours: ~15 min Fundamentals ~15 min Tools/Techniques ~30 Set Up ~30 min Triage Static Analysis + Lab ~1hr min Dynamic Analysis + Lab EQUIPMENT NEEDS & SPECIAL REQUESTS: At least 8 GB of RAM At least 20 GB of storage Internet connection DETAILS: What you’ll do You will be setting up your own malware analysis environment. You will learn to install virtual machine software and set up networking. What you’ll learn Setting up a safe virtual malware analysis environment. Going over operating system and assembly concepts. Typical Attack Flow, Malware Classes, and Malware techniques. Disassembler, Debuggers, & Information Gathering. Narrow down specific information and indicators before moving on to deeper static and dynamic analysis. How to jump into code in static disassembly then rename and comment on interesting assembly routines that you will debug. Deeper analysis of the program to understand hidden functionality not understood statically. Find Amanda's website here: https://malwareunicorn.org/#/ She has a ton of resources available, and even an online workshop already out there! Amanda is one of the top cybersecurity specialists in the world, so it is a great honour to have her share her knowledge with us.