E-signature of Azerbaijan receives international recognition


Information Technology Center (ITC) of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan has implemented information security management system (ISMS) in accordance with the requirements of ISO / IEC 27001: 2005, states a report by the ITC Aug. 29.

The center became the first state structure certified according to this international standard information security.

ITC is the operator of a public key infrastructure in Azerbaijan. Obtaining the certificate confirms support of the National Center certification according to international standards.

The Standard takes on particular relevance as part of the Electronic Azerbaijan state program. Certification of electronic services in accordance with ISO 27001 will provide transparency and facilitate citizens' access to them.

ISO 27001 specifies requirements for information security management system to demonstrate the organization's ability to protect its information resources.


Today, most national legislation acts ensure the international recognition of electronic signatures (and the associated keys and certificates) by the inclusion of the relevant provisions. The regulations states that an electronic signature that can be verified by the public key having a foreign certificate, is recognized if the state agency which issued the certificate has an agreement on the recognition of such certificates.