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Safelayer to sponsor the 2nd IZENPE Session on Electronic Signatures

Set to take place on 17 October in San Sebastián

Safelayer, market leader in the field of security and trust for ICTs, will be sponsoring the 2nd Session on Electronic Signatures organised by IZENPE, Certification Service Provider for the Basque Administration. The Session "Electronic Signature: The success of e-relations between the administration and citizen. Present experiences and future projects" will be held on 17 October at Palacio Kursaal in Donostia-San Sebastián.

This biannual event has become a gathering point for experts to debate and exchange experiences on the digital signature, while analysing future projects and pioneering experiences undertaken in Euskadi and other areas.

It is a reference forum geared toward Administration and business managers, in addition to electronic signature users and professionals who work in sectors where the tool is used on a daily basis.

"Our relationship with Izenpe goes back to the year 2002, when we began the project to become a Certification Service Provider (CSP) to develop advanced electronic signature services for the Basque Administration and its citizens and to create a trusted environment for them to establish secure electronic relations," explains Adrián Moure, Executive Vice President at Safelayer. "It was a pioneering project and is still one of the most complete and complex PKI projects in Spain in terms of scope, since the solution encompasses each and every one of the services provided by PKI technology".

Some 300 people are expected to attend the session, during which high-level managers working for the Basque Administration will explain the institutional commitment to new technologies and the latest advances in the area of electronic signature and its added values. Specialists in the municipal and regional areas, and representatives from other European countries, will also be describing their experiences with digital signatures.

The aim of the session is to disseminate and explain the electronic signature projects that are currently underway at Izenpe, contemplate possible relationships with other public and private projects, get the different institutional agents involved in the future of the Information Society and electronic transactions, set up a framework for interrelationships and exchanges between the different agents working in the sector, and assess the current and future status of the Electronic Signature.

Izenpe (Ziurtapen eta Zerbitzu Enpresa) It is the Certification Services Provider for the Basque Council and Autonomous Government, and a result of Basque inter-institutional collaboration. Since 2002, the Basque administrations, Basque Government and Regional Councils have been working together on the project. Izenpe is a public limited company that was legally established before a notary public and its share capital is distributed as follows:

  • 50%: Ejie s.a. (Basque Government)
  • 8.30%: CCA s.a. (Regional Council of Álava)
  • 25.10%: Lantik s.a. (Regional Council of Bizkaia)
  • 16.60%: Izfe s.a. (Regional Council of Gipuzkoa)

Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. is a Spanish company established in May 1999, devoted to manufacturing security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signature and data protection. The company has developed all of its technology in Spain and is currently Spanish market leader in security. Today, Safelayer technology sustains the three highest certification and digital identification projects in our country: the Spanish Royal Mint or FNMT, DNI-e (e-ID) and Digital Passport. Similarly, Safelayer technology guarantees the NATO e-mail system.

Its technology, based on open standards, is characterised by its strength, simplicity and flexibility and it is endorsed by the Common Criteria EAL2 and EAL4+ maximum quality certifications. URL.


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