Today, the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium announced its next certification, the Cryptocurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA). The CCSSA identifies individuals who possess the knowledge, expertise, and capability to assess private key operations (creation, storage, signing, etc.) against the ten domains of the CCSS.
This continues C4’s mission to mature the cryptocurrency industry by providing a level playing field for evaluating and reporting on an organization’s capabilities to adequately safeguard blockchain assets.
CCSS covers a list of 10 security aspects of an information system that stores, transacts with, or accepts cryptocurrencies. An information system is a collection of technologies (hardware and/or software), personnel, policies and procedures that work together to provide a secure environment. A security aspect is a discrete technique of securing one piece of an information system.
The minimum consistent value of all 10 aspects determines an information system’s overall score within three (3) levels of increasing security: Level I is the lowest and offers while still representing strong security measures, while Level III is the highest and offers the most comprehensive security.
The full program will be rolled out in the next quarter.