I would like to be a malware analyst. Now I am a Java Developer but for a long time I have been interested in security, especially in malware analysis. I would like to know how this job looks like?
I know I should have a RE skills and know assembly language and C/C++. But how it all work together in everyday job? What should I learn at most to start work in this area of computer science?
Will I develop and create new programs or this job is focused only on RE and no programming skills will be needed? I think I will need at least create some tools which help me in analyzing, am I right? What are other skills needed for this job and is this job connected with normal programmer job?
Thanks for your answers.