Suggestions requested for seminar on Malware & its trends & techniques.
I'm going to give a seminar on "Recent Trends in Virus & Anti-virus Strategies" as a part of my course work in my Post Graduation. I got two months of time. So, I want to fully utilize this period.I myself chosen this topic because I want to master this area.My target audience are computer literates but know nothing about computer viruses. So, I'm going to walk all the way from "What is a Computer Virus" to the current techniques used for detection & to avoid detection. I found two journals to know about the research in this field.Journal in Computer VirologyInformation Security Technical ReportOther than these two journals. Are there any sources (that I should be knowing. I'm still searching though.) to know about recent trends.I'm starting my reading from Wiki Article & its references & its external links.Since I'm no expert in this area. I want suggestions from you guys. I want to know if there are are any MUST reads (books, articles, research papers any thing that you may find will be useful to me) which I may not be aware of.My plan about what to cover in this is:
- Definitions & Clarifications of Virus lingo (malware , worm etc..)
- How Virus Works (basics)
- about Hosts of viruses
- Virus Infection strategies
- Methods to avoid detection
- Countermeasures by Antivirus for each of the above methods.
- Case Study of some sample viruses by disassembling the infected files.
- Demonstration by running an infected file in sandbox.
& What else?? Are there any tools I should be using?As I said, I want to demonstrate virus in action by using a sandbox. Which tool should I use?Any more suggestions to make this interesting & practical?I really want to put lot of effort into this and teach them what everything I learn't.