Sophos Anti-Virus Workshop


One day

Course Family


Why You Should Attend

Gives a hands-on opportunity to experiment with viruses under supervision in a controlled environment.

With over 7000 new computer viruses every month, keeping anti-virus software up to date has never been so important. Despite this, the average computer user is usually unaware they have been infected until they start to suffer the consequences of an attack from a virus, worm or Trojan horse.

This one-day, practical anti-virus workshop gives delegates an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of viruses in a supervised, controlled environment. It also presents practical methods to reduce and contain virus infections within corporate environments. The course begins with a comprehensive introduction to viruses and anti-virus warfare, while later sessions provide a more detailed look at the technology and underlying issues. Continuously updated to reflect changes in virus and anti-virus techniques, the course is now in its twelfth year.

This course will be beneficial for anyone involved with IT security.

Defining the threat

  • Viruses
  • Worms
  • Trojans

Virus survey

  • Virus types
  • Replication mechanisms
  • Virus side-effects

The changing scene

  • Virus mutations
  • Virus writers
  • The future

Anti-virus policy

  • Implementation in a corporate environment
  • Anti-virus measures and procedures
  • Recovering from a virus attack

How viruses work

  • Windows operating systems
  • Microsoft Office environment
  • Viruses over networks

Related problems

  • Hoaxes
  • Spam
  • Adware

Supporting information

Delegates benefit from the many opportunities to experiment with viruses on individual workstations. In particular there are three highly structured practical sessions:

  • Reverse engineering viruses
  • Network aware viruses
  • Cleaning up systems

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