Process: Our malware analysis service begins with isolating the suspicious software in a secure, controlled environment to prevent any potential damage to your network. Various static and dynamic analysis techniques are then employed. Static analysis examines the code without running it, while dynamic analysis observes the behavior of the malware as it executes. The aim is to understand its capabilities, the vulnerabilities it exploits, and its ultimate objectives, such as data exfiltration or system damage. After fully dissecting the malware, a detailed report outlines its characteristics, impact, and recommendations for future defense strategies.
A banking Trojan was discovered siphoning funds from online accounts. Through malware analysis, we identified the specific security flaws it exploited, allowing the affected institution to promptly patch their systems.
After a ransomware attack paralyzed a hospital’s IT systems, malware analysis helped identify the encryption algorithms used, aiding in the recovery process and strengthening the hospital’s defense against similar attacks in the future.
Risks for Not Doing It: Neglecting malware analysis can lead to recurring infections and undiagnosed system vulnerabilities. Without a thorough understanding of the malware’s capabilities, you may underestimate its impact, leaving sensitive data exposed or systems compromised. This lack of insight hampers the ability to develop targeted defenses, making your organization susceptible to more sophisticated attacks. Failing to conduct malware analysis can also result in compliance issues, as you might not fully understand the scope of a data breach, hindering proper disclosure and incident resolution. The absence of malware analysis can contribute to a weaker security posture, increased operational disruptions, and significant financial losses.