Accession Number:

ADA610367

Title:

The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The lack of a controlled vocabulary for malware analysis is a symptom of the fields immaturity and an impediment to its growth. Malware analysis is a splintered discipline, with many small teams that for cultural reasons do not, or cannot, readily communicate among themselves this condition encourages the growth of many local dialects. This report presents the results of the Malware Analysis Lexicon MAL initiative, a small project to develop the disciplines first common vocabulary.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE