So we just went through this "testing" and I have went through it a few times before. I kinda thought about it differently this time. I am qualified to test? Who is qualified to test? Is a test file really a test? Are we just checking a box? Some modern vendors don't even bother to check for the EICAR text.
I think the new minimum testing has been changed
I think that leads to a test machine with a VM to test on a non secured network and that test machine might never be allowed on your secured network ever again. I used a machine that we are going to destroy and yes I am not qualified to test. : ) I just tested for my own personal knowledge. And to see if where the products in "our" bake off were and if they did what they said they would.