French crypto hardware wallet, Ledger’s Ledger Nano S, becomes the first and only company to receive a First Level Security Certificate (CPSN) from France’s national cybersecurity agency, ANSSI. The National Cybersecurity Agency of France Grants security certificate To Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet.

The National Cybersecurity Agency of France/Agence Nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information (ANSSI) reports to the Secretariat-General for National Defense and Security (SGDSN). In doing so, it aids the French Prime Minister in national security and defense. ANSSI accredited 122 out of 261 items on June 1, 2018.

Items trying to get a CPSN certificate undergo a progression of assessments in an ANSSI lab. Testing occurs for various assault situations that challenge the item’s security. Assessments span the following:

“firewall, identification, authentication and access, secure communications, and embedded software.”

Asserting a crypto hardware wallet industry first, Ledger underscores the significance of accepting an independent third party certification. This is to test the security of its offering. Also, it says the CPSN for Ledger Nano S is the start of a general exertion.

“We are proud to announce this independent certification from ANSSI, At Ledger, security is paramount. 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. However, it is only the starting point of a broader effort to certify all our products.”

said Eric Larchevêque, CEO at Ledger.

The blog post states that Ledger additionally works its own in-house security assessment Assault Lab, named ‘Ledger Donjon’, which tests the resilience of products’ for an assortment of risk situations.

The organization has purportedly built a custom operating framework, BOLOS (Blockchain Open Ledger Operating System) to combine programming and equipment techniques to elevate security.

The CPSN authentication covers an array of core installed security functions, including a random number generator, which is made by means of equipment and after that post-handled through BOLOS, inconsistency with security rules set up in France’s Security General Referential. These details were also included in the blog post.

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