AMTSO is a member-driven organization, and all our activities are directed and steered by our members. You can find a full list of our current members here.
Members contribute to AMTSO through participation in discussions at our regular in-person meetings, and on our member mailing list and member website. Our Board of Directors (see below) is elected by and from the membership, and the Executive Team comprises mainly member volunteers.
AMTSO’s executive team drives the day-to-day operation of the organization. Comprised mainly of volunteers, the team is supported by contracted employees.
- Dennis Batchelder, President and CEO
- Brad Albrecht, CTO
- Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky, CFO
- Jaimee King, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
- John Hawes, COO (AMTSO Contractor)
- Scott Jeffreys, Standards PM (AMTSO Contractor)
Board of Directors
AMTSO’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteers elected from and by the AMTSO membership. The current Board members are as follows:
- Luis Corrons
- Simon Edwards (Chairman of the Board)
- Mark Kennedy
- Norm Laudermilch
- Peter Stelzhammer
- Eddy Willems
- Glaucia Young
- Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky
- Righard Zwienenberg
Luis Corrons has been working in the security industry for 20 years. Luis is a WildList reporter, member of the Board of Directors of AMTSO (the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization) and a member of the Board of Directors of MUTE (Malicious URLs Tracking and Exchange). He is also a top rated industry speaker at events like Virus Bulletin, HackInTheBox, APWG, AVAR, Security BSides, etc.
Simon Edwards (Chairman of the Board)
An IT journalist between 1995 and 2010, Simon worked on the UK’s biggest computer magazine titles. At Dennis Publishing these included titles such as Computer Shopper, PC Pro, Computer Active, Web User, Mac User and IT Pro.
Simon’s areas of expertise is anti-malware testing and he was, until the end of 2015, Technical Director of Dennis Technology Labs, an independent security testing business that was part of the Dennis Publishing media company. He then founded SE Labs, which specialises in advanced security testing. He also provides technical advice to a number of specialist security companies.
A founder member of the Anti Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), Simon was chairman of its Board of Directors between 2012 and 2015. He continues to serve on AMTSO’s Board of Directors.
Mark joined Symantec as an engineer in 1991, and spent his first nine years there working on Norton Utilities before making the transition to computer security. In 2001, Mark developed Symantec’s Script Blocking technology in response to Java Script and VB Script based threats, and presented a paper on it at Virus Bulletin. In 2002, Mark became the architect on the Anti-Virus engines, and moved to head up Symantec’s Behavior Blocking engines in 2004.
Throughout his tenure in the security industry, Mark has been increasingly concerned with methods of testing security software. In May of 2007, Mark presented a paper on Dynamic Testing at the first CARO workshop in Iceland. Mark’s engagement with other AV Vendors and testers led to the formation of the AMTSO in Bilbao, Spain in January, 2008. Mark has been actively involved with AMTSO since its inception.
Norm Laudermilch is a security veteran with 28 years of technical and executive level experience across a broad spectrum of the industry, including some of the largest companies in the world. He is currently the CISO of Sophos, before that was Chief Operating Officer at Invincea, and before that served as CISO for a division of Verizon.
Norm also has extensive mobile security experience having served as CTO and co-founder of mobile security provider, Trust Digital. He oversaw security services as a VP at VeriSign and Symantec, and holds the distinction of being a co-founder of the Internet Service Provider Security Working Group (ISPSEC). Norm also served as global director of information security at UUNET, the world’s first internet service provider.
Peter’s work in IT Security started in 1989. After 5 years working as the IT System Administrator of Alois Wild Group (Champion, Mexx, Benetton, Etienne Aigner), he became COO at Telesystem Tirol (an ISP and TV broadcasting company). Later he set up Kompetenzzentrum.IT (IT security consulting), which has customers all over the world. Whilst running this organization he met Andreas Clementi, with whom he founded AV-Comparatives.
Peter has sat on the board of directors of the Tyrolean Cluster IT (Tyrolean government’s IT strategy group) for 6 years (reelected 3 times and ongoing) and also the board of AMTSO. AV-Comparatives is a founding member of AMTSO amd his goal is to help AMTSO grow and increase the communication between members.
The Belgian Eddy Willems studied Computer Sciences at IHB and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He started working as a Systems Analyst in 1984. He did also some data recovery work in those early days. In 1989 he became interested in malware because of an incident with the famous AIDS-diskette. He has been active in the field of IT security for over two decades. In that period, he has worked for influential institutes, such as EICAR, of which he is a co-founder and the director of external security industry relationships, several CERT associations, and the organization behind the Wildlist as well as for commercial companies, such as NOXS and Kaspersky Lab.
In his position of Security Evangelist at G Data. Eddy Willems forms the link between technical complexity and the user. He is responsible for a clear communication of G Data’s Security Labs towards the security community, press, distributors, resellers and end users and often speaks at international security conferences like Virus Bulletin, EICAR, InfoSec , etc … He also acts as a contact for law enforcement agencies. Eddy has a particular interest in educational projects designed to increase the security awareness of young users. When Eddy is not busy with his work, he enjoys life with some nice French wines and food or he tries to find the latest technology gadgets.
Glaucia Young is an engineering manager at Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC). Since 2011, Glaucia has been leading MMPC’s efforts to help protect billions of computers from malware through delivery of high quality anti-malware products and services, using innovative testing strategies and data-driven engineering. Glaucia has worked for more than 18 years in the technology industry, holding various roles in testing/QA, software engineering, data science, and management in Microsoft US.
A native of Brazil, Glaucia has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) and a Master’s degree from Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP – São Paulo).
Vyacheslav joined Kaspersky Lab in 2007 as a virus analyst. He later rose to become a senior virus analyst then a leading virus analyst in the heuristic detection group, where his work was related to the detection and removal of polymorphic viruses, as well as the detection of packed and protected objects.
In 2013 Vyacheslav was appointed head of the vulnerability research group, with his primary focus on studying exploits and developing better protection against them. In 2014, he became head of Kaspersky Lab’s anti-malware team. This role gives him responsibility for all issues relating to detection quality and false-positive rates.
Vyacheslav has a Bachelor’s degree from Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology and a Master’s degree from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He has also earned an MBA in Global Finance and Banking from the Swiss Business School.
Zwienenberg started dealing with computer viruses in 1988 after encountering the first virus problems at the Technical University of Delft. His interest thus kindled, Zwienenberg has studied virus behavior and presented solutions and detection schemes ever since. Initially he started as an independent consultant, in 1991 he co-founded CSE Ltd. where he was the Research and Development Manager. In October 1995, Zwienenberg left CSE and one month later he started at the Research and Development department of ThunderBYTE. In 1998, Norman Data Defense Systems acquired ESaSS and Zwienenberg joined the Norman Development team to work on the scanner engine. In 2005 Zwienenberg took the role of Chief Research Officer at Norman. He is serving as a Vice-President of AVAR and Zwienenberg left Norman in 2011 looking for new opportunities and started as a Senior Research Fellow at ESET, spol. s r.o.
After AMTSO was formed in 2008, Zwienenberg was chosen as its president. In April 2012 Zwienenberg stepped down as President of AMTSO to take the role as CTO. In April 2015 Zwienenberg returned for a second spell as President of AMTSO, before rejoining the Board in 2016.
Zwienenberg has been a member of CARO since late 1991. He is also vice-president of AVAR, the Vice Chair on the Executive Committee of IEEE’s ICSG, and sits on the Technical Overview Board of the WildList Organization. He is a frequent speaker at conferences – among these Virus Bulletin, EICAR, AVAR, RSA, InfoSec, SANS, CFET, ISOI, SANS Security Summits, IP Expo, Government Symposia, SCADA seminars, etc – and general security seminars. His interests are not limited to malicious code but have broadened to include general security issues and encryption technologies over the past years. His hobbies include but are not limited to being a Trekkie, playing the drums, magic and illusions, and balloon modelling.