- Analysis of Malicious Document Files, Analyzing Protected Executables, and Analyzing Web-Based Malware
- In-Depth Analysis of Malicious Browser Scripts and In-Depth Analysis of Malicious Executables
- Malware Analysis Using Memory Forensics and Malware Code and Behavioral Analysis Fundamentals
- Windows Assembly Code Concepts for Reverse-Engineering and Common Windows Malware Characteristics in Assembly
Who is GREM for?
- System and Network Administrators
- Security Consultants
- Security Managers
- Individuals who have dealt with incidents involving malware
- Technologists looking to formalize and expand their expertise
- Forensic investigators and security practitioners looking to expand their skillsets
GREM with CyberLive
GIAC knows that cyber security professionals need:
- Discipline-specific certifications
- Practical testing that validates their knowledge and hands-on skills
In response to this industry-wide need, GIAC developed CyberLive - hands-on, real-world practical testing.CyberLive testing creates a lab environment where cyber practitioners prove their knowledge, understanding, and skill using:
- Actual programs
- Actual code
- Virtual machines
Candidates are asked practical questions that require performance of real-world-like tasks that mimic specialized job roles.
- 1 proctored exam
- 66-75 questions
- 2-3 hours
- Minimum passing score of 73%
Note: GIAC reserves the right to change the specifications for each certification without notice. Based on a scientific passing point study, the passing point for the GREM exam has been determined to be 73% for all candidates receiving access to their certification attempts on or after August 27th, 2022. To verify the format and passing point of your specific certification attempt, read the Certification Information found in your account at https://exams.giac.org/pages/attempts.
NOTE: All GIAC Certification exams are web-based and required to be proctored. There are two proctoring options: remote proctoring through ProctorU, and onsite proctoring through PearsonVUE. Click here for more information.
GIAC certification attempts will be activated in your GIAC account after your application has been approved and according to the terms of your purchase. Details on delivery will be provided along with your registration confirmation upon payment. You will receive an email notification when your certification attempt has been activated in your account. You will have 120 days from the date of activation to complete your certification attempt.
Exam Certification Objectives & Outcome Statements
- Analyzing Malicious Office Macros The candidate will be able to analyze macros and scripts embedded in suspicious Microsoft Office files to understand their capabilities.
- Analyzing Malicious PDFs The candidate will be able to analyze suspicious PDFs and embedded scripts to understand the nature of the threat they might pose.
- Analyzing Malicious RTF Files The candidate will be able to analyze suspicious RTF files and embedded shellcode to understand their capabilities.
- Behavioral Analysis Fundamentals The candidate will be able analyze static properties of a suspected malware sample, develop theories regarding its nature, and determine subsequent analysis steps.
- Common Malware Patterns The candidate will be able to identify common API calls used by malware and understand what capabilities the APIs offer to the malware samples. The candidate will be able to identify common techniques used by malware including code injection, hooking, and process hollowing techniques.
- Core Reverse Engineering Concepts The candidate will apply dynamic analysis techniques to examine a malware sample in a debugger and will apply static analysis techniques to interpret common assembly instructions and patterns in Windows malware using a disassembler.
- Identifying and Bypassing Anti-Analysis Techniques The candidate will be able to identify and bypass common debugger detection and data protection measures used in malware, including the detection of security tools.
- Malware Analysis Fundamentals The candidate will be able to describe key methods for analyzing malicious software and identify the needs of malware analysis lab.
- Malware Flow Control and Structures The candidate will be able to analyze common execution flow control mechanisms, such as loops and conditional statements, in assembly language.
- Overcoming Misdirection Techniques The candidate will be able to overcome misdirecting execution workflow as an anti-analysis technique used in malware.
- Reversing Functions in Assembly The candidate will be able to analyze malware functions in assembly language to understand use of parameters, return values and other structural elements.
- Static Analysis Fundamentals The candidate will be able analyze static properties of a suspected malware sample, develop theories regarding its nature, and determine subsequent analysis steps.
- Unpacking and Debugging Packed Malware The candidate will demonstrate process for unpacking malware using a debugger and repairing unpacked malware for further analysis.
- Training is available in a variety of modalities including live training and OnDemand.
- Practical work experience can help ensure that you have mastered the skills necessary for certification
- College level courses or self paced study through another program or materials may meet the needs for mastery.
- Get information about the procedure to contest exam results.
- These tests are a simulation of the real exam allowing you to become familiar with the test engine and style of questions.
- Practice exams are a gauge to determine if your preparation methods are sufficient.
- The practice bank questions are limited so you may encounter the same question on practice tests when multiple practice tests are purchased.
- Practice exams never include actual exam questions.
- GIAC recommends leveraging additional study methods for test preparation.