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. I previously asked http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1796007/please-help-me-with-a-program-for-virus-detection-using-detection-of-malicious-be and have been in touch with this field.
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.
Other 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??
Is there any repository (or any source for that matter) where I can find virus infected files? If I could find desired ones that would be great.
I really want to put lot of effort into this and teach them what everything I learn't.