Who is EICAR?
The European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research (EICAR) has been founded in 1991 and is representing an independent and impartial platform for IT-Security experts in the field of science, research, development, implementation and management.
The institute would like to inspire information exchange on a global basis as well as synergy building to enhance computer-, network- and telecommunication-security.
The members are all key players in the focused topic. The goal is to develop best practice scenarios and guidelines with the efforts of a bundled Know-how-pool.
The EICAR is supporting all kinds of initiatives in terms of technical solutions or preventive measures against writing and proliferation of malicious code like computer viruses or Trojan Horses, and against computer crime, fraud and the misuse of computers or networks, inclusive malicious exploitation of personal data.
The institute is dealing with all kinds of technical, organisational, legal and psychological aspects in the context of IT-Security. EICAR is bundling expert know-how from leading scientists and academics as well as recognized researchers, official institutions and global players of the industry.