AMTSO, the cybersecurity industry’s testing standard community announced that NetSecOPEN, an open standards, membership-driven network security industry group, has joined AMTSO as a member. At the same time, AMTSO has become a NetSecOPEN member, facilitating knowledge exchange between the two cybersecurity testing standard organisations.
‘We are excited to welcome NetSecOPEN as our newest member and equally to be part of their group. AMTSO and NetSecOPEN are active in adjacent fields, both committed to creating transparency for cybersecurity customers through standardised testing. We see strong potential for a cross-pollination of ideas between the two organisations, and are looking forward to NetSecOPEN’s contribution of their know-how to our standards and guidelines,’ said Dennis Batchelder, President and CEO of AMTSO. ‘The presence of NetSecOPEN in the market alone is a great acknowledgement that there is a demand for more standards in the test industry for more fairness in testing.’
While AMTSO created its standard to support fair testing of antivirus products, NetSecOPEN has created test standards for certifying network security products. The organisations have overlapping vendor and tester members. Both organisations are dedicated to setting and optimising testing standards and establishing straightforward comparability between products by setting clear benchmarks that improve customer insights into cybersecurity product performance.
As part of the membership agreement, NetSecOPEN will also have the opportunity to access AMTSO’s Real-Time Threat List (RTTL), a program that feeds testers with threat intelligence, including high-quality, prevalent, real-world samples.
Brian Monkman, Executive Director at NetSecOPEN said: ‘We are happy to join the AMTSO community and also to welcome AMTSO as a NetSecOPEN member. By joining forces, we can increase efficiency and learn from one another.’