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Malware Analysis

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: COS20030

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit introduces students to various malware and their characteristics in an in-depth manner. Students will learn about the malware analysis methodology and the tools that assist with malware analysis.


  • Malware overview
  • Malware types
  • Traditional (virus, worm, logic bomb, trojan horse)
  • Autonomous (adware, rootkit, bootkit, spyware)
  • Remote-controlled (ransomware, bots, backdoor)
  • Malware analysis types: static, dynamic
  • Malware analysis methodology and tools