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Guide to Malware Incident Prevention and Handling



Peter M. Mell, Karen Kent, Joseph Nusbaum


[Superseded by SP 800-83 Rev. 1 (July 2013):] This publication provides recommendations for improving an organizations malware incident prevention measures. It also gives extensive recommendations for enhancing an organizations existing incident response capability so that it is better prepared to handle malware incidents, particularly widespread ones.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-83
Report Number


computer, incident, malware, prevention, security, virus


Mell, P. , Kent, K. and Nusbaum, J. (2005), Guide to Malware Incident Prevention and Handling, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created November 23, 2005, Updated May 4, 2021