The Athens Exchange S.A. has established a system of "public key Infrastructure" (PKI Public Key Infrastructure) in order to work as "volunteer accredited" certification-service-provider (provider Certification Authority CA) in accordance with the Presidential Decree 150/2001. According to the regulations of (EU) No 910/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCILof 23 July 2014 Athens Exchange has filed a compliance report kai is registered in the Trusted List ( ) of the Registered Certification-Service Providers established in Greece.

The official establishment of the PKI infrastructure of Ase Inc., through the creation and storage of cryptographic keys of certification authorities of the Athens Exchange S.A. (both the Root CA and the two Subordinate CAs), was held under special "ceremony to create cryptographic keys (Key Generation Ceremony"), in the presence of specialised Auditors Ernst & Young. The ceremony took place in a secure physical environment, it was shot and held under the project (script) in which he described in great detail all the necessary steps, from the initial installation of the operating system, installing the PKI applications, creating and saving of encrypted keys to secure signature-creation device device FIPS 140-1 Level 2, up to the natureMay 1975 placing copies of cryptographic keys in safe Bank box. The compliance audit successfully carried out by Ernst & Young, was in accordance with the requirements of the AICPA/CICA WebTrust template Program for Certification Authorities, the relevant requirements of Microsoft Corporation for the recognition of certification service providers, as well as instructions of the group "Internet Engineering Task Force-IETF (RFC 2527-PKIX framework). All the work was completed in May 2002 and the upgrade of infrastructure in October 2010.

The Athens Exchange SA as a Certification Service Provider (CSP) is evaluated every year by standard WebTrust for Certification Authorities.

The Athens Exchange S.A. is registered in the registers kept by the EETT, EETT according to Regulation 248/71/2002, as "electronic signature Certification service provider issuing qualified certificates" and as "electronic signature Certification service provider" (under REGULATION (EU) No 910/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 July 2014).

The main objective of the Athens Exchange S.A., via PKI/CA infrastructure that has been developed and the relevant know-how acquired, is providing:

  • digital certificate services (Certification Authority-CA services) to authorized users of applications (e.g. B2b/B2c applications users group, etc.) by using "smart cards" (smart cards) and the use of technology of "electronic signatures".
  • integration services with applications (application integration services), whether there are either going to grow in the future.
  • training and consulting services for users, designers and administrators of these applications.

In this situation, the PKI system and certification services (CA) of Ase Inc. for the management (issuing, revoking and renewing) digital certificates ("recognized" and not) for "digital identities" (Electronic Identity Cards or Digital IDs) and "secure application servers" (secure application servers). It should be noted that, in the case of a natural person "electronic signature" produced by "secure-signature-creation device (e.g. using" smart cards "as a means of" digital identity ") and personal" signature creation data "which correspond to" qualified certificate "in lieu of a handwritten signature, both in substantive and procedural law (in accordance with the REGULATION (EU) No 910/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 July 2014).

In addition, also supplied the necessary consulting services for the completion of the above services (PKI/CA) with e-business applications (e-business applications) and the best possible strengthening of their security mechanisms (authentication, authorization, data confidentiality, data integrity, non-repudiation).



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