Malware (short for “malicious software”) is a file or code, typically delivered over a network, that infects, explores, steals or conducts virtually any behavior an attacker wants. Malware comes in so many variants, there are numerous methods to infect computer systems.
Many types of malware exist, including; computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses,ransomware, spyware, adware, rogue software, wiper and scareware. The defense strategies against malware differs according to the type of malware but most can be thwarted by installing antivirus software, firewalls, applying regular patches to reduce zero-day attacks, securing networks from intrusion, having regular backups and isolating infected systems. Malware is now being designed to evade antivirus software detection algorithms.
Malware analysis sits at the intersection of incident response, forensics, system and network administration, security monitoring and software engineering. You can get into this field by building upon your existing skills in any of these disciplines
Example titles we work with:
- "Malware Analyst"
- "Malware Engineer"
- "Digital Forensics Consultant"
Example successful hiring project:
Working with an investment bank based in Frankfurt, Excelerate was immersed within a hiring drive within their malware research and analysis team. We hunted throughout Europe in search of some of the best talent on the market in order to provide effective freelancers to contribute to the innovative and essential project.