AMTSO’s Standards project aims to develop and implement the first ever set of official Standards for anti-malware testing. The project is maintained and run by the Standards Working Group (SWG), a team of volunteers from within the AMTSO membership including representatives of security product vendors and expert testing labs. All public information on the Standards project is available from these pages.
Why do we need Standards?
You can find out more about the need for Standards in our video:
At the May 2017 meeting of the AMTSO membership, held in Krakow, Poland, the membership reviewed the Standards project in depth and voted to move the process forward to the next level, officially adopting the Draft Standards document and requesting the SWG and the AMTSO team to begin building the required infrastructure to run the Standards approval process. You can find out more on this milestone in the Standards project in the related press release.
You can find the approved Draft Standards here (PDF – opens in new tab).
We welcome input from anyone interested in security testing, both within and outside the AMTSO membership. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for the SWG team, you can use our Standards Change Request Form, or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the Standards, AMTSO has undertaken to maintain a comprehensive Contact List system, enabling testers and vendors to open lines of communication on testing matters. One of the main aims of the Contact List is to ensure that all vendors potentially included in tests are given notification of upcoming tests, along with the proposed methodology in the form of an official AMTSO test plan. Vendors are then able to comment on any potential issues with the test plan prior to a test commencing, and can also register their interest in taking in active role in the running of the test.
To request your details be added to the AMTSO Contact List, please use the Contact List Application Form.