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Reverse Engineering

Riscure Academy - Classroom Training

In this course, we cover a wide range of topics, from instruction set architecture to dynamic analysis techniques, ensuring you have the tools to succeed in the field of cybersecurity.


3 courses

6-8 weeks

20+ hours self-paced eLearning and practical exercise

4.5 hours Live Mentoring


80% or higher on final assessment

Team report (pre vs post assessment)





Live mentoring


Self-paced eLearning

Scheduled live mentoring

Spaced for efficiency & effectiveness

Scale to multiple groups

After this program participants will be able to

Security Engineering

Recognize security assets in a TOE

Understand how to apply the attack tree method

Rate and select attack paths

Describe main methods of defence

Embedded Systems

Use open source tooling to identify PCB interfaces

Determine relevance of a component for security

Understand relevance of a component to an attacker

Create and apply countermeasures

Defence & Countermeasures

Evaluate required security properties of an asset

Understand modern threats: implementation attacks, SCA, FI

Understand the role of team work in implementation of security primitives

Understand how modern countermeasures can protect against modern threats

Reverse Engineering



No specific background required

Engineering / Security background preferred

Relevant for anyone working with embedded systems, from decision-makers to engineers


Understand security engineering principles

Understand an embedded system holistically

Setup protections against attacks


Introduction and Static Analysis

Information gathering and essential knowledge

  • Instruction set architecture
  • System design
  • Functional analysis
  • Firmware images
  • Initial file analysis

Loading binaries and disassembly navigation

  • Loading binaries
  • IDA Pro auto analysis
  • IDA Pro workspace
  • Views: disassembly, hex and other
  • Cross reference and navigation
  • Configuring the IDA Pro workspace
  • Saving the database

Disassembly manipulation

  • Naming
  • Element types
  • Function properties
  • Adding function prototypes
  • Adding comments
  • ARM architecture introduction

Static analysis I. High level code mapping

  • Functions and calling conventions
  • Basic code constructs

Static analysis II. High level data structures

  • Arrays
  • C-like structures
  • Linked lists and related structures
  • C++ objects
  • Identifying data types

Work Reuse and Dynamic Analysis

Type, structure and constant information

  • Adding types to variables
  • IDA’s structure handling
  • Identifying standard constants
  • Importing structures


  • Library functions
  • FLIRT signatures
  • Applying and creating FLIRT signatures

IDA Pro plugins and scripts

  • IDA extension capabilities
  • Useful plugins
  • Plugins installation and script execution

Dynamic analysis: Debugging and emulation

  • Basic debugging techniques
  • The GNU debugger
  • Scripting gdb
  • Other debuggers
  • Dynamic analysis techniques
  • Emulation vs debugging

Typical software vulnerabilities

  • Command injection
  • Memory corruption
  • Format strings
  • Arithmetic overflows

Hands-on RE and Exploitation

  • Application of reverse engineering techniques
  • War-game with multiple ARM challenges

Lead developer

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Actionable and indispensable knowledge of security in Embedded Systems and IoT devices. Training on hardware and software security in a classroom setting, online or hosted in your own knowledge program.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you do individual training?

Individual training is available for self-enrollers within enterprises, but we do not training for individuals outside of organizations. For individuals we recommend Self-Paced or Open training. If you are unsure, please get in touch by filling in the form below.

What is the minimum group size for your expert-led training program?
Minimum of 5 participants is required for our expert-led hybrid and classroom programs.
Are your programs delivered online or as classroom ?
Our training courses are delivered in various formats depending on the need and the subject matter. Programs can be deployed as online self-paced training, hybrid courses with expert-led sessions, or classroom-based instruction at Riscure facilities or the
customer's location. Our online programs blend self-paced e-learning, exercises, assessments, and in certain cases expert-sessions (like Q&A webinars or Group Exercises) with Riscure experts.
When can we start with the training/ what do the training schedules look like?

We do not have pre-defined dates for our training sessions. Instead, we aim to accommodate your preferred start time and schedule the spacing of training and relevant sessions accordingly. To ensure a seamless scheduling process, please provide advance notice of 3-4 weeks for our online group programs and 6-8 weeks for classroom programs, as this allows us to secure our trainers' availability. For online training by individuals (self-paced) any enrollment will be facilitated within days or weeks, depending on the level of integration with the customer training platform or HR system. For Open Training schedules, please, contact us by filling in the form below.

Does customer have access to the training materials after the program?
Participants in self-paced training have 180 days from enrollment to complete the courses, exercises, and tests, to receive their certificate of completion. After 180 days, they will still have access to the course materials, but they can’t receive the certificate any longer.
For expert-led group training, including online/hybrid and classroom formats, access to relevant training materials remains available after the training period. The formal training schedule with deadlines is coordinated between Riscure and the customer.