Last week the 4th AMTSO meeting took place in Cupertino, hosted by Symantec. As you may remember Panda Security hosted the first AMTSO meeting in Bilbao early last year.

This has been by far the most productive AMTSO meeting so far. We really advanced a lot in specifying different testing guidelines, principles, education documents and methodologies. Please watch the AMTSO website at for these official documents. Some of the most important documents that are either already published or which we worked on during last week are the following:

  • AMTSO Fundamental Principles of Testing
  • AMTSO Best Practices for Dynamic Testing
  • AMTSO Best Practices for In-The-Cloud Testing
  • AMTSO Review of Reviews
  • AMTSO Whole Product Testing
  • Educational Documents such as Obtaining Samples, Creating Samples and Verificating Samples

It was truly a great experience to work alongside such a great group of professionals including testing organizations such AV-Test, ICSA, NSS, CheckMark, AV-Comparatives, PC Magazine and competing AV vendors. As always I have some pics for you:




Of course there was also a fun part to the trip. We had a few days to relax and went to San Francisco with Philipp from Avira and Nick from SonicWall to have a good time. As you can see from the pics below the locals were really friendly 🙂