App Review Does Writing Malware Help With Malware Analysis?

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Apr 9, 2020
I answer the question whether malware writing is necessary or beneficial to learning malware analysis.
Do antivirus companies hire malware writers?
What is the skill overlap between malware writing and analysis?

00:00 Intro
00:30 Comments on malware writing
01:53 Does HR prefer malware writers?
04:46 Do antivirus companies hire malware writers?
06:32 Is malware writing beneficial for malware analysis?
08:00 The ideal skillset of a malware analyst
09:55 Example: Skill overlap for ransomware writing vs analysis
13:52 How closely related are malware analysts and malware writers?
14:30 Outro


Andy Ful

From Hard_Configurator Tools
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Dec 23, 2014
I can confirm that it is relatively easy for a software developer to create nasty malware.
It is also true that some malware writers could be good developers or malware analysts, but most malware writers will not (different skills required).

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