MRG Effitas is a UK based, independent IT security research organisation which focuses on providing cutting edge efficacy assessment and assurance services, supply of malware samples to vendors and the latest news concerning new threats and other information in the field of IT security.
MRG Effitas’ origin began when the “Malware Research Group” was formed in 2009 by Sveta Miladinov, an independent security researcher and consultant. In June 2009, Chris Pickard, joined, bringing expertise in process and methodology design, gained in the business process outsourcing market.
The Malware Research Group rapidly gained a reputation as being the leading efficacy assessor in the browser and online banking space and due to increasing demand for its services, was restructured in 2011 and became “MRG Effitas” with the parent company “Effitas”
Today, MRG Effitas has a team of analysts, researchers and associates across EMEA, USA and China, ensuring a truly global presence.
Since its inception, MRG Effitas has focused on providing ground-breaking testing processes, realistically modelling real world environments in order to generate the most accurate efficacy assessments possible.
MRG Effitas is recognised by several leading security vendors as being the leading testing and assessment organisation in the online banking, browser security and cloud security spaces and has become the partner of choice.
What we do:
- safe browser tests
- exploit tests (in-the-wild and in-the-lab)
- traditional AV tests
- anti-APT appliance tests
- develop malware for red teaming tests
Founder and CEO – MRG Effitas
Operations Director – Effitas Group
Research & Methodology Director – MRG Effitas
CEO – Effitas Group
CTO – MRG Effitas/Effitas Group
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