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ESET is very interested in and supportive of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO), which aims to raise testing standards across the board and reduce the impact of misleading, poorly-conceived and -implemented comparative testing. Like many in the industry, we believe that benefits the end-user and the industry, and I’ve been heavily involved personally in some of the work that’s going on there.
One of those projects, a draft document detailing what we believe to be (some of) the fundamental principles of sound testing has been put up at the AMTSO site, in the hope of getting feedback from a wider audience. You’ll find an email address for sending comments to, or you can use the comment form at the AMTSO blog. Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re not interested if you want to comment on the subject here, too. :)
David Harley BA CISSP FBCS CITP
Malware Intelligence Team
Author David Harley, ESET