"The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization has published a set of best practices and guiding principles for testing security software. Call it a much-needed first step.
The group published two documents on its Web site, setting the foundation for the uniform testing regime the security industry needs. Both documents are the fruits of discussions by more than 40 security experts, product testers and members of the media from across the globe.
The first of the two is titled the “AMTSO Fundamental Principles of Testing” and…the second document is a set of best practices for dynamic testing of host-based security products and stresses, among other things, the importance of keeping logs of what happened during the test." – Content courtesy of Anti-malware Testing Guidelines Important First Step