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VI Labs’ Vlad Iliushin joins AMTSO as new Board Member

Luis Corrons at Avast and Simon Edwards at SE Labs remain co-chairmen San Francisco, California, July 28, 2022 – AMTSO, the cybersecurity industry’s testing standard community, today announced a new board elected by its members, with Vlad Iliushin, Founder of VI Labs, joining AMTSO’s board. On the tester side, the members re-elected Maik Morgenstern, CEO and Technical Director of AV-Test, Jesse Song, CEO of SKD Labs, and Simon Edwards, CEO of SE Labs, and on the vendor side, Alexander Vukcevic, Director of Threat Protection Labs at NortonLifeLock, and Glaucia Young, Engineering Director at Microsoft, as board members. Vlad Iliushin brings over ten years of experience as a cybersecurity researcher to

Interview with Alexander Vukcevic at NortonLifeLock: “RTTL Gives Tester Organizations Visibility Into Evolving Threats”

Since July 2020, Alexander Vukcevic has been a member of our Board of Directors and since August 2020 has been our Chief Technology Officer. Before becoming a member of the Board and CTO, Alexander became active within AMTSO in 2017. He started initiatives in our RTTL program and has been one of the drivers and leaders in the USC working group. Alexander worked at Avira for over 20 years, where until April 2021 he worked as the Director of Protection Labs and QA. Since NortonLifeLock’s acquisition of Avira in 2021, Alexander has been working as NortonLifeLock’s Director of Threat Protection Labs and QA. Alex, you joined AMTSO first when Avira

Interview with Scott Jeffreys, AMTSO’s Standards PM: “Never underestimate the passion of dedicated Computer Science and Cybersecurity professionals who are looking to do the right thing”

Today we have invited Scott Jeffreys, AMTSO’s Standards Program Manager and member of the Executive Team, to join us for our next interview segment. Before joining AMTSO, Scott spent 20 years at Reuters where he grew to become the Senior Vice President and Head of Regional Development. He also made a career for himself at CA Technologies, Total Defense Inc., and Honeywell before becoming an Associate Professor at Hofstra University. At Hofstra, Scott teaches many classes within the Computer Science degree curriculum and has become the Graduate Program Director. Scott, as a program manager at AMTSO you are verifying tests adhering to the AMTSO Standard, could you tell us a

Interview with Samir Mody at K7 Computing: “A good test is fair, reflects real-world scenarios, and exercises a product’s full gamut of protection”

Today we sit down with Samir Mody, Vice President of Threat Research at K7 Computing. K7 has been a long standing member of AMTSO and we’re excited to interview them. Samir initially spent almost 10 years at Sophos and had spent the last 3 of those as SophosLabs’ Threat Operations Manager. In 2010 he joined K7 and has steadily risen in ranks to be where he is today. Samir manages K7’s membership of the Cyber Threat Alliance and has worked with IEEE. Why are you and your company an AMTSO member? Tell us a bit about why you joined AMTSO, and when? K7 Computing became a member of AMTSO soon

Interview with Simon Edwards at SE Labs: “For Our Tests We Run Full Attacks in the Same Way as the Bad Guys”

In continuing our interview series with different AMTSO members, we sat down with Simon Edwards of SE Labs to discuss the company and its partnership with AMTSO. Simon is one of the founding members of AMTSO and has served on the board of directors since 2016. In the past, Simon has worked as an IT journalist, a Technical Director at Dennis Technology, and in 2015 he founded his security testing company, SE Labs. Simon, thank you for answering our burning questions today! Can you explain what products you and your team focus on in testing? We test a wide range of security products and services that cover endpoints, network detection

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.

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.

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.

How the AMTSO Testing Standard will help YOU

Last week, the AMTSO membership voted overwhelmingly to fully adopt its Testing Protocol Standard, a comprehensive framework designed to promote openness and transparency in the testing process.

AMTSO – the First Ten Years

AMTSO was formed in February 2008. Now ten years down the line, the organization continues to work to improve testing.

How to support AMTSO

AMTSO stands for integrity, responsibility and fairness in testing: