JJAY-NCFTA Malware-as-a-Service Training Course

The Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) are offering a training course on “Malware-as-a-Service.”

Course Dates: April 10-11, 2023

Course Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST with an hour lunch break

Course Level: Beginner

Course Location: Online via Zoom


Course Description: This course covers one type of “crime as a service” (CaaS) offered on clearnet and darknet spaces, namely malware as a service (MaaS). Specifically, this course introduces participants to MaaS, the clearnet and darknet sites where malware and MaaS are marketed, advertised, and sold, and information about them is distributed. Particularly, attention will be paid to the M.O., tactics, targets, and tools used by perpetrators of this cybercrime.

Course Instructors:

Abraham Riviera, John Jay Faculty

Abe has been a part of John Jay College’s faculty as a lecturer for upwards of 10 years in the Department of Public Management. He is the first and former Executive Director and Law Enforcement Officer for NYC Department of Investigation. He currently works as Incident Commander for NYC’s OTI Cyber Command.

Christopher Cullen, NCFTA Analyst

Christopher is National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Intelligence Analyst centered in Pittsburgh, PA. He works on the Malware and Cyber Threats (MCT) team and has direct experience with insider threat forensic investigation.

Michelle Golden, NCFTA Analyst

Michelle is a National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Intelligence Analyst located in Pittsburgh PA. She works on the Malware and Cyber Threats (MCT) Team and specializes in malware analysis with focus on mobile malware and Remote Access Trojans (RATs). She received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Seton Hill University and an associate degree in Software Development from Community College of Allegheny County. She also has a background in education.

This course is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The course is only open to U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agents, prosecutors, and judges.