Windows Kernel Internals
Instructed by T. Roy
Kernel-mode software has unrestricted access to the system. This is why most anti-malware solutions and rootkits are implemented as Windows kernel modules. To analyze rootkits, identify indicators of compromise (IoC) and collect forensic evidence it is critical to have a good understanding of the architecture and internals of the Windows kernel. This course takes a deep dive into the internals of the Windows kernel from a security perspective with an emphasis on internal algorithms, data structures, debugger usage.
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This training course focuses on security-related topics anddoes not cover topics related to hardwaresuch as plug and play, power management, BIOS, or ACPI.
In the hands-on lab exercises, students dig into the kernel using the kernel debugger (WinDBG/KD) commands and learning how to interpret the debugger output of these commands to understand how the kernel works. Hands-on lab exercises are performed on precaptured memory dumps and on a live VM running the latest version of Windows 10 64-bit.
Students will need:
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Anti-malware engineers, malware analysts, forensics examiners, security researchers who are responsible for detecting, analyzing, and defending against rootkits and other kernel post exploitation techniques.
Attendees must have a solid understanding of operating system concepts and have a working knowledge of Windows. This course does not require any programming knowledge.
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T.Roy, an author, instructor, and consultant, is the founder of CodeMachine. He has more than 20 years of experience in information security has been involved with Windows internals, development, debugging and security, since the inception of Windows NT in 1992. He has been involved in the development of some of the leading endpoint security solutions such as intrusion prevention, network firewalls, behavioral anti-malware, document security and data leak prevention systems. He has taught all over the world and has received many instructor recognition awards.
I really enjoyed the course! It was interesting to see a different perspective on penetration testing and ways of progressing from recon to initial access to escalating privilege and lateral movement.
- Robert L., Washington, DC
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February 7-11, 2022 (Live-Online)
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