San Francisco, California, November 5, 2020 – AMTSO, the cybersecurity industry’s testing standard community, will hold its next Testing Town Hall virtual event on November 11, 2020, from 8am until 10am U.S. Pacific Time to discuss the latest test plans, ideas, and milestones in the testing industry. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with and hear from external speakers from Google, the Association of Cyber Forensics and Threat Investigators (ACFTI), the independent testing organizations SE Labs and MRG Effitas, and from AMTSO, who will give presentations about the latest developments in cybersecurity and testing.

Presentations will include:

What to expect from Google/Android Security in the next year – Sebastian Porst, Google
Sebastian Porst, Senior Engineering Manager at Google Play Protect, will give an update on the next steps in the Android security world through 2021.

Introduction to the Association of Cyber Forensics and Threat Investigators – Ahmed Elmisery, ACFTI
The Association of Cyber Forensics and Threat Investigators (ACFTI) is a non-profit technical organization focusing on the academics and research of cybersecurity, digital forensics, incident response, and threat investigations and their influence to the society. Ahmed Elmisery will introduce ACFTI and discuss ways of collaborating with this academic community.

When Testing Gets Real (if you paint a target on your back, expect to get shot sometimes) – Simon Edwards, SE Labs
Simon Edwards, CEO at SE Labs will discuss the risks of testing anything in real world. Car crash tests involves physical damage, which is why crash test dummies are used. When it comes to security testing, realistic testing means interacting with cyber criminals, and sometimes they notice. In his talk, Simon Edwards will look at the challenges of testing security in the real world, with real, reactive adversaries.

New technology enables finding zero day vulnerabilities in Windows binaries – Attila Marosi, MRG Effitas
Attila Marosi of independent testing organization MRG Effitas, will give a demonstration of the organization’s new technology for spotting unknown vulnerabilities.

Marketing vs. technical facts – confusion for consumers – Marcus Pritsch, AMTSO Advisory Board
AMTSO Advisory Board member, former Stiftung Warentest tester and noted consumer advocate, Marcus Pritsch, will give insights into the issues faced by consumers when it comes to distinguishing marketing information from technical facts.

AMTSO members can find out more about the Testing Town Hall call here, and non-members can sign up here.

About AMTSO:
AMTSO is the cybersecurity industry’s testing standard community, consisting of over 60 security and testing member companies from around the world. The organization offers a platform for knowledge-sharing and collaboration on objective standards and best practices for anti-malware testing and assessment of other cybersecurity products. The AMTSO standard raises the bar for cybersecurity tests, contributing to more fairness in the industry, and creating transparency for consumers and businesses looking for the best digital protection.