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
Interview with Luis Corrons at Avast: “In some industries what happens at AMTSO couldn’t even be imagined”
Luis Corrons is our co-chairman of the board, and today he is our guest in our member interview series. Luis has been with AMTSO since the very beginning.
Today, we have David Ellis as a guest in our AMTSO member interview series. Many of us AMTSO members met David first when he presented about the “New Era of Testing Cloud Security” at our Testing Town Hall in April 2021, and he was elected to join our board in July.
AMTSO looks back at 2021, detailing what’s been going on along with some numbers
Interview with Eddy Willems of G DATA CyberDefense: “We would be much worse off if we hadn’t set up AMTSO”
We interview Eddy Willems, Security Evangelist at German computer security company G DATA and a true veteran of the cybersecurity industry
Interview with Maik Morgenstern at AV-Test: “If vendors are afraid of bad results, it is about time they get their products continuously tested”
The AMTSO Standard was created in collaboration between the industry’s leading testers and vendors who are members of our AMTSO community. At AMTSO, we have 55 member companies and organizations, and today we’re starting a new blog series in which we introduce our members.
Simon Edwards, SE Labs, appointed as new co-chairman of the board, alongside co-chairman Luis Corrons, Avast San Francisco, California, July 29, 2021 – AMTSO, the cybersecurity industry’s testing standard community, today announced that their members have elected a new board
NetSecOPEN to tap into AMTSO’s RTTL threat intelligence program for testers; Organizations plan two-way expertise and knowledge exchange
How can CERTs, incident response teams, security companies, and independent threat researchers provide information on malware attacks to the anti-malware industry?
Today AMTSO learned that NSS Labs has applied to have its lawsuit against AMTSO and several AMTSO members dismissed.
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’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.
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.
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.
San Francisco, California, May 29, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) today announced the adoption of its first Testing Protocol Standard.
AMTSO was formed in February 2008. Now ten years down the line, the organization continues to work to improve testing.
San Francisco, California – May 22, 2017 – The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) moves the first ever set of official Standards for anti-malware testing forward to the next level – the development of a full accreditation and endorsement program.
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).