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#1 colt45allstar

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:46 AM

Hi Eugene hope you can help.

I've long been interested in computer security.. in particular types of malware and would potentially like to research it as a career.

The problem is as follows:

I have no idea what education path one should follow.

Would basic computer security courses be a good start?

Any suggestions you may be able to provide will be very much appreciated.

Who knows perhaps I can even work for Kaspersky Labs someday!

#2 Sjoeii

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:00 AM

Hi Eugene hope you can help.

I've long been interested in computer security.. in particular types of malware and would potentially like to research it as a career.

The problem is as follows:

I have no idea what education path one should follow.

Would basic computer security courses be a good start?

Any suggestions you may be able to provide will be very much appreciated.

Who knows perhaps I can even work for Kaspersky Labs someday!

Why not start at contacting your local Kaspersky office?
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#3 Helios

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:32 PM

Hi Eugene hope you can help.

I've long been interested in computer security.. in particular types of malware and would potentially like to research it as a career.

The problem is as follows:

I have no idea what education path one should follow.

Would basic computer security courses be a good start?

Any suggestions you may be able to provide will be very much appreciated.

Who knows perhaps I can even work for Kaspersky Labs someday!

If you really wanna get a job in the field of computer security, I badly advice you to do a study. This would give you the required fundamentals as they are needed today.

Edited by Helios, 04 June 2007 - 12:34 PM.

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#4 Baz^^

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:17 PM

Hmm.. I am watching this thread intently too ;)
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#5 Whizard

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:57 AM

Well for starters, know how Windows Kernel Works the rest can be taught :acute:
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:52 AM

Well for starters, know how Windows Kernel Works the rest can be taught :acute:

That's where you started?
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:41 PM

The question was "how to be a virus analyst", and for that you absolutely have to know how NT - Based system work. Languages like C++ and Assembler are always an asset. And debuggers too :)
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:28 AM

You need to have detailed experience with C/C++, VB6.0 or better, Assembler x86 and a somewhat decent level of knowledge of Windows APIs and how the Windows NT internals work. :(

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:42 PM

You need to have detailed experience with C/C++, VB6.0 or better, Assembler x86 and a somewhat decent level of knowledge of Windows APIs and how the Windows NT internals work.

well c++ doesn't have to be that detailed, ASM is needed, and maybe some knowledge in scripting languages, but you deffenetly need some kernel knowledge, not only windows, as malware exists for other OS's too
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:31 AM

Maybe an online starting course on how viruses, worms and other malware work? And how anti visues and firewalls can and must react on it?
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Posted 27 July 2007 - 06:08 PM

Small wish :)
At the beginning small tutorial for new Virus Analyst will be wielcome.

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 06:14 PM

Small wish
At the beginning small tutorial for new Virus Analyst will be wielcome.

almost every job now has a training stage for new employees, virus analyst is no different.
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Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:08 AM

KAV some day should make avalible for user forum some tutorials.
There is some people interesting in this. This step can bring only benefits to KAV.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:15 PM

Question to Eugene:

Can we expect any tutorials ?

Edited by Bildos, 28 July 2007 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2007 - 08:37 PM

KAV some day should make avalible for user forum some tutorials.
There is some people interesting in this. This step can bring only benefits to KAV.

how can this bring benefits to kav?
why, so everybody can be virus analyst? that doesn't make much sense. If you want there are certification classes for kaspersky products available (for a fee of course)
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