What is Malware Analysis?
Malware analysis is the process of learning how malware or (malicious software) functions and any potential repercussions of a given malware. Malware code can differ radically, and it's essential to know that malware can have many functionalities. These may come in the form of viruses, worms, ransomware, spyware, Trojan horses and rootkit. Each type of malware gathers information about the infected device without the knowledge, or authorization of the user.
SUD0ROOT has a malware analysis team experienced with both manual and automated approaches such as (Manual Code Reversing, Interactive Behavior Analysis, Static Properties Analysis, and Fully-Automated Analysis), our experts can help organizations more effectively to mitigate vulnerabilities exploited by malware and help prevent additional compromise.
Why we need to analyze the malicious software
Computer security incident management
If an organization discovers or suspects that some malware may have gotten into its systems, a response team may wish to perform malware analysis on any potential samples that are discovered during the investigation process to determine if they are malware and, if so, what impact that malware might have on the systems within the target organizations' environment.
Indicator of compromise extraction : Vendors of software products and solutions may perform bulk malware analysis in order to determine potential new indicators of compromise; this information may then feed the security product or solution to help organizations better defend themselves against attack by malware.
Enrich Threat Intelligence
Malware authors reuse code when writing new malware because it makes the development and deployment processes quicker and more efficient. As adversaries continue to develop new malware, they establish code patterns. For defenders, this provides critical information for detection, malware family classification, YARA signatures and related samples in the wild. These classifications will arm security teams, especially SOC and incident response functions, with the context they need to better assess the risks facing their organization, prioritize alerts and more effectively tailor their response.
Malware research : Academic or industry malware researchers may perform malware analysis simply to understand how malware behaves and the latest techniques used in its construction.
The benefits to your Business
Gain insight into cyber attacks to lower business risk.
Identify signature-less (never-seen-before) malware,
Recommendations for malware removal.
Put an effective cyber incident response plan.
Inform future prevention strategies by providing deeper insight into attackers tools and tactics
Glean important forensic details to enhance your threat intelligence.