Module Title:Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be expected to actively participate in class and work through assigned laboratory assessments throughout the year.
Module Aim: To provide learners with a theoretical knowledge of, and practical skills with, Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and Analyse Malware
LO2 Reverse Engineer a Software Application
LO3 Use Industry Standard Tools for Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
LO4 Understand the Techniques used in the Development of Malware
LO5 Understand the Potential Weaknesses in Software Systems
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamentals
Overview of Malware, Techniques used in Malware, Approaches to Reverse Engineering, Ethics
Tools
Disassemblers, Debuggers, Process System and Network Monitoring, Code Analysis
Techniques
Data Encoding, Obfuscating and De-obfuscating, DLL Injection, Function Hooking, Keylogging, HTTP Communication, Memory Overflow
Reverse Engineering
Unpacking Software, Behavioural Analysis, Code Analysis
Malware
Analyzing Office and PDF documents, Analyzing Web based Malware, Rootkit Analysis
Assessment Breakdown%
Project20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project Work involving larger scale problem 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 End-of-Semester
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Laboratory Work based on lectures 3,4,5 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written paper covering Theory and Practice of Malwear Analysis and Reverse Engineering 1,2,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 200.00