Security Standard

The CryptoCurrency Security Standard, or CCSS, is a range of requirements curated by C4’s CCSS Steering Committee for all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies, including exchanges, web applications, and cryptocurrency storage solutions. By standardizing the techniques and methodologies used by systems around the globe, end-users will be able to easily make educated decisions about which products and services to use and with which companies they wish to align.

The CCSS is designed to complement existing information security standards, by introducing guidance for security best practices with respect to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

The CCSS is not intended to replace these standards; in fact, following the CCSS to the letter while ignoring standards like ISO 27001:2013 will likely lead to compromise. The CCSS is a cryptocurrency standard that augments standard information security practices. As with any standard, knowledgeable and competent security professionals and/or auditors are vital when implementing any information system to protect against types of attack as well as the appropriate handling of all potential risks.

The standard is maintained by the CCSS Steering Committee. Current committee members are S. Dirk Anderson, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Petri Basson (committee chair), Noah Buxton, Jameson Lopp, Joshua McDougall, Michael Perklin, and Ron Stoner.

The CCSS steering committee’s goal is to ensure the standard remains up-to-date with industry best practices and remains neutral.

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The information presented in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute financial advice, investment recommendations, or any form of endorsement. 

The views and opinions expressed by individuals in this article are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily represent those of C4 or any other organizations with which they are affiliated.

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Regulations and legal frameworks around cryptocurrencies may vary in different jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of your country or region. 

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