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The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon

Technical Note
In this report, the authors present results of the Malware Analysis Lexicon (MAL) initiative, which developed the first common vocabulary for malware analysis.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2013-TN-010
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585167.v1

Abstract

The lack of a controlled vocabulary for malware analysis is a symptom of the field's 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 discipline's first common vocabulary.

Cite This Technical Note

Mundie, D., & McIntire, D. (2013, February 1). The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-010). Retrieved July 25, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585167.v1.

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author={Mundie, David and McIntire, David},
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howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Mundie, David, and David McIntire. "The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon." (CMU/SEI-2013-TN-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, February 1, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585167.v1.

D. Mundie, and D. McIntire, "The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-010, 1-Feb-2013 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585167.v1. [Accessed: 25-Jul-2024].

Mundie, David, and David McIntire. "The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2013-TN-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Feb. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585167.v1. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Mundie, David; & McIntire, David. The MAL: A Malware Analysis Lexicon. CMU/SEI-2013-TN-010. Software Engineering Institute. 2013. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585167.v1