Norm Laudermilch, Sophos CISO, joins board of anti-malware testing standards body

Sophos has announced that the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) has elected Norm Laudermilch, the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Sophos, to its Board of Directors. AMTSO is an international non-profit association that focuses on addressing the global need for improvement in the objectivity, quality, and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies.

Laudermilch is the third Sophos representative to serve on the Board of AMTSO during its nine-year history.

(TOP: Norm Laudermilch, the CISO at Sophos).

“Sophos values and supports independent testing as vital to the continued improvement of security technology and the reputation of the security industry as a whole,” commented Norm Laudermilch. “We continue to believe that there should be a partnership between the testing labs, vendors, analysts, and industry academics to drive transparency and trust in methodologies. I am proud to be elected to the Board of AMTSO, who are considered a world-leading organization for setting and maintaining rigorous standards in anti-malware testing.”

Sophos is one of the original founding members of AMTSO, which was established in 2008 to improve business conditions related to the development, use, testing, and rating of anti-malware products and solutions. AMTSO now has more than 50 member companies across the security industry and is open to academics, reviewers, publications, testers, and vendors, subject to guidelines determined by AMTSO.

“Sophos has been an active and supportive member of AMTSO over the last nine years. We are grateful for their commitment and very pleased to welcome Norm Laudermilch to our Board of Directors,” said John Hawes, COO for AMTSO. “Norm has been a leading voice in the security industry for more than 25 years and we value the expertise and perspective he brings to the membership.”

Laudermilch is a security veteran with more than 25 years of technical and executive-level experience. Laudermilch joined Sophos in 2017 following the acquisition of Invincea, where he was COO. Prior to Invincea, he served as CISO for a division of Verizon. Laudermilch has extensive mobile security experience, having served as CTO and co-founder of mobile security provider Trust Digital. As a vice president at Verisign and Symantec, Laudermilch oversaw the security services groups. In his earlier career, Laudermilch also served as global director of information security at UUNET, the world’s first internet service provider, and is a co-founder of the Internet Service Provider Security Working Group (ISPSEC).


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