I followed some reverse engineering tutorials and they got me really interested. And I heard that you could make a career out of it, mostly from malware research.

So... how can I learn about malware research and get a job doing it?

P.S. What are other fields of professional reverse engineering (which aren't malicious) are there?

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As for getting experience analyzing malware, see the following two posts:

The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense is a bit outdated, but at the very least it will give you some history on malware research.

As for other professional reverse engineering jobs:

  • Vulnerability research and exploit development (consulting, independent research, etc.)
  • Designing and developing anti-reversing technologies (commercial packers, DRM, etc.)
  • Education industry (academia, conference training)
  • Government work

Also see How do I move from RCE being a hobby to RCE being a profession?

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