Common Malware Enumeration (CME) Initiative

The CME initiative is an effort headed by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), in collaboration with key organizations within the security community. Through the adoption of a neutral, shared identification method, the CME initiative seeks to: reduce the public's confusion in referencing threats during malware incidents; enhance communication between anti-virus vendors; and improve communication and information sharing between anti-virus vendors and the rest of the information security community.