This DRAFT (NIST Draft SP 800-83 Rev. 1) document has been approved as FINAL, and has been superseded by the following publication:
Special Publication 800-83 Revision 1
Guide to Malware Incident Prevention and Handling for Desktops and Laptops
• Final Publication: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-83r1.pdf • Related Information on CSRC: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsSPs.html#800-83 • Information on other NIST Computer Security Division publications and programs can be found at: http://csrc.nist.gov/
The following information was posted to CSRC announcing release of this document: July 23, 2013: NIST announces the final release of NIST Special Publication 800-83 (SP) Revision 1, Guide to Malware Incident Prevention and Handling for Desktops and Laptops. Malware is the most common external threat to most hosts, causing widespread damage and disruption and necessitating extensive recovery efforts within most organizations. This publication provides recommendations for improving an organization’s malware incident prevention measures. It also gives extensive recommendations for enhancing an organization’s existing incident response capability so that it is better prepared to handle malware incidents, particularly widespread ones. Draft SP 800-83 Revision 1 replaces the original SP 800-83, which was released in 2005.