AMTSO is the anti-malware testing standards organisation.
Simon Edwards, CEO of security testing company SE Labs and a longtime AMTSO board member, is the board's new co-chairman, sharing the position with Luis Corrons, security evangelist at security and privacy vendor Avast.
AMTSO says its board has a 50:50 share of tester and vendor members, to assure balanced contributions from both sides, to develop objective standards and best practices for anti-malware testing and assessment of other cybersecurity products.
Ivanyuk represents the vendor side, and brings strategic product management and PR and marketing experience to AMTSO.
Testing representative David Ellis has extensive experience in developing testing and validation metrics,.
“We are happy to welcome two great, new board members with Alexander Ivanyuk and David Ellis, to contribute their vendor and tester perspectives and guidance to the AMTSO organisation,” AMTSO president and CEO Dennis Batchelder.
“We also are grateful for the valuable insights and direction we have received from outgoing board members Onur Komili at Sophos and Chris Pickard at MRG Effitas. Thank you both for your service all these years.”
Edwards was chairman of the AMTSO board between 2012 until 2015, and again between 2016 and 2018.
Corrons has been chairman of the AMTSO board since 2018.
Additional board members are Maik Morgenstern, CEO and technical director of AV-Test, Jesse Song, CEO of SKD Labs, Alexander Vukcevic, director of Avira Protection Labs at NortonLifeLock, and Glaucia Young, engineering director at Microsoft.