Avoiding Risks When Handling Malware Samples

Malware triage and handling is a risky undertaking that should be performed by trained specialists in the proper environment and only when necessary. Analysis of unknown files and known malware both pose significant risks. Investigators can unknowingly infect their systems—and the systems of others—and cause extensive damage.

All our cybersecurity courses are 14 chapters which contain 96 Key Knowledge Points for viewers to learn, understand, and apply. Of course, that level of content would far exceed that which can be presented in short, focused YouTube videos.

We’ve chosen to present 7 Key Knowledge Points for our “Malware Tips and Tips” video that we believe are critical to the topic, no matter what role cybersecurity personnel play in the process. Even if you’re not directly involved in this aspect of Incident Response, having a command of this knowledge will allow the viewer to help members of the team.

The 7 topics fall under the broader malware categories of Handling, Documenting, Storing, and Access known malicious files and include:

1. Use Standard Best-Practices with Proven Success
2. Be Specific when Documenting Malware Findings
3. Handling Risky Files Requires Good Communication
4. Distributing Malware can Cause Unknown Risks
5. The Choices of Static and Dynamic Analysis
6. Automated Analysis: Third-Party Sandboxes
7. The Risks of Using Third-Party Sandboxes

Registering for a FREE Cybersecurity Textbook

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Connect with Michael I. Kaplan on LinkedIn

Michael I. Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Phase2 Advantage, and currently manages the Defensive Security initiatives of the company. He is a military veteran and a national advocate for the military affiliate community. After attending the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca in Arizona in 1983, he attended the Defense Language Institute, Airborne School, several specialized Schools at FT. Bragg in North Carolina, and was assigned to the 11th Special Forces Group (AGR).

Michael was recruited in 1989 to Special Projects Group and served as an instructor and operator on a Federal International Fugitive Task Force (his FBI letters of reference can be viewed on his LinkedIn profile). He was responsible for supervising and training 325 agents who were responsible for more than 3,000 UFAP apprehensions in seven years. Michael left government service in 1994 to pursue a career in High-Threat Executive Protection as an instructor and operator, then founded Phase2 Advantage in 2014. His numerous Instructor firearm certifications are listed on the Phase2 Advantage website and LinkedIn.

Feel free to contact Michael at michael.kaplan@phase2advantage.com.