Common Computing Security Standards Forum

Common Computing Security Standards Forum (CCSS Forum) is a voluntary organization of vendors and providers of security software, operating systems, and Internet browsers.[1]

Common Computing Security Standards Forum
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Founded2009
FounderMelih Abdulhayoğlu
TypeProfessional Organization
FocusProviding internet security industry standards and protecting end users
Location
Websitewww.ccssforum.org

GoalsEdit

The CCSS Forum was formed to with the following goals:

  • Mitigating the risk of malicious intent and software,
  • Creating standards for the industry, and
  • Including all security providers in order to maximize the benefit and protection of the end users.

HistoryEdit

In 2009, Melih Abdulhayoğlu organized the Common Computing Security Standards Forum initially for the purpose of maintaining a list of legitimate antivirus engines.

This was in response to "scareware" products that present themselves as antivirus software but are either adware or malware.[2][3] According to the FBI, they are aware of an estimated loss to victims from rogue antivirus software of as much as $150 million.[4][5]

WhitelistEdit

The CCSS maintains a so-called "whitelist" of legitimate organizations that provide antivirus systems. The "Trusted Vendors" list can be viewed on the organization's web site, http://www.ccssforum.org

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eliminating Malware - The Common Computing Security Standards Forum". Ccssforum.org. Retrieved 2012-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "AV vendors fight 'scareware' with new whitelist - Techworld.com". News.techworld.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Computer Fraud & Security" (PDF). Comodo.com. Retrieved 2012-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Common Computing Security Standards Forum Fights Rogue Anti-Virus - Security Park news". Securitypark.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2012-11-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)