Today marks 10 years since the first “Asan Imza” certificate was granted to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, laying the foundation for the country’s digital transformation. The qualified mobile digital signature technology – “Asan Imza”, developed by B.EST Solutions, has played a pivotal role in the country’s digitalization, and is widely used in various digital transactions and data security. The technology, developed by B.EST Solutions, the national operator of the “Asan Imza” service in partnership with the State Tax Service under the Ministry of Economy, was initially integrated into the electronic services of the State Tax Service to simplify the procedure of submitting electronic tax declarations.
The mobile digital signature “Asan Imza” has been integrated into over 2,000 electronic services in public and private sectors. Asan Imza has revolutionized the way we handle online processes. With a wide range of services including e-tax, customs procedures, customs declaration for goods, financial transactions, labor agreement registration, applications for subsidized housing, mortgage financing, remote bank account opening, online guarantees for participating in tenders, internet and mobile banking, electronic student admissions, personal account management on the electronic court portal, fine inquiries, social insurance and more. Asan Imza has made online processes more user-friendly, efficient, and secure.
The use of “Asan Imza” continues to grow annually, with over 300 million transactions already completed. This innovative solution has proven to be trustworthy, with over 3 million certificates issued. “Asan Imza” Mobile ID is also integrated into the internal digital processes of public and private institutions, including banks, secure and legally documented information exchange is now possible. This is a significant step towards the digital transformation of enterprises in the country.
The protection of personal data and national security is a top priority for “Asan Imza” technology. Constantly evolving cryptographic algorithms are being developed to counter cyber threats. Modern biometric solutions have made great strides in facial recognition, but the challenge of distinguishing between a real person and a static image or video remains. This task requires high-tech and expensive solutions. Before introducing any new service, the criticality of the ‘Asan Imza’ infrastructure is carefully assessed. A thorough analysis is conducted to ensure compliance with international standards and national legislation, as well as the solution’s resilience against potential cyberattacks. Additionally, ongoing research and practical implementation of new cryptographic solutions, including quantum-ready algorithms, are being carried out.
It is important to note that “Asan Imza” fully complies with the legislation requirements of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The electronic identity issuing procedures are strictly regulated by the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan ‘On electronic signatures and electronic documents and Resolution No. 27 of the Cabinet of Ministers ‘on the approval of some of the normative legal acts for electronic signature and electronic document in the Republic of Azerbaijan’ dated by January 28, 2006.
“Asan Imza” is equivalent to a handwritten signature. All procedures for user identification, security, and compliance with all international cryptography standards are strictly followed to ensure the interests of users and service providers. “Asan Imza” issuance is as carefully regulated as the issuance of ID document.
“Asan Imza” innovative experience is well-known internationally. It’s recognized by international organizations like NIST and OECD. It uses top-notch hardware and software, following industry standards like PKI, RSA, elliptic cryptography, and secure SIM cards. These parts have been thoroughly examined for over 25 years on many devices worldwide.
During this anniversary’ year, local and global events will introduce innovative practices in digital technology and cybersecurity, setting the stage for exciting future opportunities. Asan Imza tram invite everybody to collaborate and learn about the latest global practices in electronic signatures and international security standards.
“Asan Imza” mobile digital signature is introducing new services this year to simplify usage and enhance user experience. The team is conducting an analysis to ensure compliance with national laws and licensing requirements. These improvements will follow global standards and make the service more capable and user-friendly. “Asan Imza” aims to not only provide better online tools but also protect digital transactions and citizens’ capital from cyberattacks.
Let’s work together to advance Azerbaijan’s digital landscape!
The Agency for Sustainable and Operative Social Provision (DOST Agency) hosted a momentous international conference – “DOST 2023: A Single Platform for Providing Flexible, Innovative, and Sustainable Services”. This historic event, marking the Agency’s fifth anniversary and commemorating the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s national leader, Heydar Aliyev, took place in Baku on September 7-8, 2023.
The conference brought together a diverse group of world-famous experts from around the globe, sharing their insights, experiences, and best practices. The comprehensive program featured presentations, engaging panel discussions, and thought-provoking speeches within two plenary sessions and three parallel panel discussions, each addressing a spectrum of topics in social provision and innovation.
The opening ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Sahil Babayev, who delivered remarks on crucial milestone achievements of the DOST Agency.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ulvi Mehdiyev – Chairperson of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Sandra Grujicic – Assistant to the Minister of Family Welfare and Demography, Serbia; Huseyn Huseynov – Secretary of National Coordinating Council for Sustainable Development; Justina Jakstiene – Vice Minister of Social Security and Labour, Lithuania; Farid Mammadov – Chairman of the Board of DOST Agency; Christian Fillet – Deputy Director of the city of Bruges, Belgium; Margus Arm – Director of Health and Welfare Information Systems Center, Estonia; Hakan Ozer – Employment Specialist at İŞKUR, Turkey ; Dmitri Karasyov – ISSA Regional Coordinator for Eurasia, Switzerland; Orkhan Mammadov – Chairman of Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBIA), and other distinguished guests exchanged their perspectives.
Moderators included Elshad Khanalibayli – Head of the Department of International Relations of SSPF, Fuad Allahverdiyev – Chairman of Board of Directors at AzerTelecom, Ruslan Mirzaliyev – Director of 5th DOST Center, Narmin Mirzayeva – Deputy Head of the State Labor Inspection Service and Jana Krimpe – CEO and Founder of B.EST Solutions, technical operator of “Asan Imza” mobile digital signature.
Jana moderated the panel discussion: “Integration of services into a single platform concept and provision of accessibility” with speakers: Kenan Akperov – Director of DOST Digital Innovation Center; Soumaya Ben Dhaou – Research Coordinator at UN University; Thore Hansen – Senior Advisor in Directorate of Labor and Welfare, Norway; and Natig Hasanov – First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board.
Jana Krimpe expressed her gratitude for playing a pivotal role in an event of such significance and stated, “First, I would like to congratulate DOST Agency on its 5th Anniversary. And it’s always great to celebrate it through sharing experience and gaining new lessons learned and best practices”. She emphasized that the Agency’s efforts have transcended the realm of technology to shape the way people conduct business, govern their affairs, and collaborate with one another. This perspective underscored the transformative nature of the DOST Agency’s mission, emphasizing its societal and cultural impact. Jana mentioned, “I have heard an amazing number – you have announced more than 50 proactive services will be delivered this year. I think that DOST is a unique way of social services delivery concept, where all needs of population have been taken into consideration. I would like to specify the fact that Asan Imza mobile digital signature is also directed on delivering 2000+ e-services for all segments – government, business, and Azerbaijani citizen in its essence to ease the usage of digital solutions”. Throughout the session, Mrs. Krimpe raised key issues regarding the importance of the single platform to the esteemed panelists.
At its core, “DOST 2023” established global goals and illuminated emerging trends in social services, fostering international cooperation to shape the future of social provisioning. It provided a unique opportunity to raise awareness both nationally and internationally about the profound significance of DOST in the evolving landscape of social services. Additionally, “DOST 2023” served as a platform to celebrate and showcase successful DOST Agency projects and initiatives that have significantly impacted society.
More than 200 attendees had the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the distinctive aspects and success stories of the DOST model. They witnessed firsthand how this model has been remarkably effective in delivering social services, revolutionizing the field.
For more information, please visit https://dost.gov.az/page/sep2023.
Nar is happy to announce the opening of a brand new customer support level on the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (KOBIA). Individuals who want to begin a small or medium-sized enterprise can entry the “ASAN Imza” service by visiting the Nar service level positioned throughout the company.
This new service level is out there to all Nar prospects. Similar to Nar Centers, the service level at KOBIA data all buyer inquiries and performs subscription operations, whereas additionally offering details about accessible companies.
The service level is conveniently positioned throughout the KOBIA workplace at Ziya Bunyadov Avenue 38C, 1969 block, Narimanov district. It is open from 9:00am to six:00pm on weekdays, following the working hours of KOBIA. The lunch break is from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The service level is closed on weekends.
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