AIX achieves ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management System and Cybersecurity

18 September 2019

Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, “Exchange”) is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO 27001 certification, which confirms its compliance with global standards for Information Security Management System (ISMS), covering trading, clearing, settlement, registry and depository services. AIX also achieved ISO/IEC 27032:2012 which represents global standards for Cybersecurity. These certificates indicate AIX’s commitment towards ensuring a robust framework for Information Security systems and help to develop a greater confidence in the quality and the safety of AIX services.

CEO of AIX, Tim Bennett, commented: 

“AIX is one of the few organizations in Central Asia who choose to ISO certify its core business services and information assets, to protect its investors, clients and partners. We believe the certification will assure and generate a high level of confidence for AIX and its ecosystem.”

Chief Information Officer of AIX, Valerii Tsoi, stated:

“Cyber security is a crucial issue to global markets, and one of the fundamentals for maintaining market integrity and resiliency. AIX is proud to be the region’s leader in the use of innovative information and communication technologies, but also in providing services that meet high standards of management of information security risks.”

The certification was issued after a thorough auditing and validation by The Standards Institute of Israel, which gives maximum assurance to the stakeholders that their information is protected in the best comprehensive manner.

As part of the certification process, there will be regular follow up audits in the first two years to ensure the operational effectiveness of the system and a re-certification audit in the third year.


AIX was created in 2017 within the AIFC development framework. AIX shareholders are: AIFC, Goldman Sachs, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Silk Road Fund and NASDAQ which provides AIX trading platform. The exchange operates within a regulatory environment based on the principles of English common law, ensuring reliable conditions for investments. AIX’s mission is to develop a deep and liquid capital market in Kazakhstan and the region by providing clear and favourable conditions for private and public businesses to raise capital. AIX is developing special segments for mining companies, as well as infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road initiative. Read more:

AIFC. Launched in 2018 at the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, AIFC offers capital markets financing opportunities, as well as Islamic finance, private wealth management and other financial solutions.  The Centres jurisdiction operates under its own laws which are based on Common law, with independent management and judicial bodies, and partnerships with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Silk Road Fund, NASDAQ and Goldman Sachs.  AIFC serves as a platform for international investors, including Chinese investors, to identify potential opportunities in Kazakhstan and other countries in the region, including Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, among others.

The Standards Institution of Israel (SII). SII incorporates Standardization, Testing, Certification and Training activities, under one roof and has laboratories in almost all technological areas, providing testing and inspection services to industry and commerce, as well as regulatory services.

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