The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization finished up its meeting in Budapest, Hungary this week. PC Tools was in attendance at this meeting as well, seeing three new papers passed and contributing to others in progress.
The AMTSO website has changed a bit, but the goals and our commitment to contributing to these standards and meeting challenges around anti-malware testing methodologies has not. Our second year of active participation should witness more outbound efforts by the organization. The three papers passed in this meeting will be posted on the documents section of the web site soon:
1. Testing Sample Validation
2. A Process for Evaluating Testing and Reviews
3. In the Cloud Testing Procedures.
Now that the body has voted these standards are firmly in place, the testing groups, media, academics, advisors and vendors participating in the group will see it move forward with a more active role in applying and clarifying these standards.