Ledger crypto hardware wallet certified by French cybersecurity agency

Ledger, the Paris based blockchain and cryptocurrency security company, announced this week that its Ledger Nano S device received CSPN (Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau/ First Level Security Certificate) certification, making it the first and only certified hardware wallet on the market.

The security certificate is issued by ANSSI (Agence Nationale de Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information/National Agency for Information Systems Security), the French cybersecurity agency.

The CSPN Certification scheme was established in 2008 and is a process for undergoing evaluation across several categories, including firewall, identification, authentication and access, secure communications and embedded software. To achieve certification, ANSSI’s selected laboratory puts the product through multiple attack scenarios to challenge its security.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Eric Larchevêque, CEO at Ledger” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We are proud to announce this independent certification from ANSSI. At Ledger, security is paramount, and while anyone can claim to have a secure product, it means much more coming from a trusted third party. This is an important milestone for Ledger, but it is only the starting point of a broader effort to certify all our products.[/perfectpullquote]

External Assessment

Ledger constantly looks to enhance the security of its products, leveraging both external security researchers in its Bounty Program, as well as its industry-leading, in-house Attack Lab, the Ledger Donjon. Ledger’s Attack Lab looks to test the security of its products through state-of-the-art attacks to ensure the company is staying ahead of the latest threats. While internal programs are needed, an external and independent assessment further validates the company’s commitment to industry-leading security.

The Ledger custom operating system, BOLOS (Blockchain Open Ledger Operating System) and crypto-asset apps run on top of their secure hardware. It’s this combination of software and hardware that brings the highest level of security to each of the company’s products.

The Leder team says it will look to get this certification for additional Ledger products, including the recently launched Ledger Nano X, which is now available to start its certification process.

What CSPN Certifies

The following core security functions embedded in the Ledger Nano S are covered by the CSPN Certificate: