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Real-world cyber-attacks during testing and latest developments in Android security discussed at AMTSO Testing Town Hall

On November 11th 2020, AMTSO held its most recent Testing Town Hall where speakers from Google, SE Labs, ACFTI and MRG Effitas presented and discussed topics focused on the anti-malware and cybersecurity world. It was an opportunity for member and non-member vendors and testers to engage with the cybersecurity community and gain inside knowledge.

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Reader beware when test results are used in marketing

Responsible test labs aim to provide reports which are fair, clear, and balanced. But when test data is referenced by vendor marketing, there are many ways it can be manipulated. In this post, AMTSO looks at some ways this manipulation can be done, and stands firmly against the misrepresentation of test results for marketing purposes.

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AMTSO rejects baseless allegations

AMTSO’s President responds to antitrust allegations leveled against the organization, and explains why the AMTSO Testing Protocol Standard provides transparency and openness, shining a light on any bias or conflict of interest in tests.

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How the AMTSO Standard can improve testing

The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) was formed in 2008 as an industry organization dedicated to improving the reliability and transparency of anti-malware testing. Since that time, we have leveraged the expertise and resources of our industry-wide membership to provide advice, guidance, and assistance in the design, implementation, and communication of testing practices.

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AMTSO comments on recent testing issues

San Francisco, California – February 18, 2017 –  Testing products in a fair and balanced way is very difficult. Product developers routinely make bold claims about the capabilities of their products. AMTSO supports the right of testers to put these claims to the test, to provide independent validation of their accuracy (or otherwise).

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The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) calls for public participation in creating standards for certification and compliance

San Francisco, California – September 6, 2016 – The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) is announcing a call for public participation in developing standards for testing anti-malware products and solutions.  These standards will be the basis for AMTSO’s certification program, which is anticipated to launch in the second calendar quarter of 2017.

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AV-Comparatives Conducts First Test Using the AMTSO Real Time Threat List

Security product testers and industry join forces to strengthen the quality of security software testing. Innsbruck, Austria – April 13, 2016 – AV-Comparatives, an independent Austrian antivirus testing lab, has conducted the first public industry test using the AMTSO Real Time Threat List (RTTL). The RTTL is a repository of malware samples collected from around the world, and is managed, maintained and secured by the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO).

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Is your Android anti-malware solution working?

San Francisco – 26 February 2014 – AMTSO, The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization announces an extension to its popular feature check solution allowing users of Android anti-malware security products to test whether their product is configured correctly to stop the many different types of attacks.

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