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]


The CCSS Forum was formed 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.


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

This product was originally designed for the purpose of “scareware” products. [2] [3] According to the FBI, they are aware of an estimated loss of $ 150 million. [4] [5]


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,


  1. Jump up^ “Eliminating Malware – The Common Computing Security Standards Forum” . . Retrieved 2012-11-08 .
  2. Jump up^ “AV vendors fight ‘scareware’ with new whitelist –” . . Retrieved 2012-11-08 .
  3. Jump up^ “Computer Fraud & Security” (PDF) . . Retrieved 2012-11-08 .
  4. Jump up^ “Common Computing Security Standards Forum Rogue Fight Anti-Virus – Security Park news” . . Retrieved 2012-11-08 .
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