We were pleased to welcome so many of our
members to GlobalPlatform’s Fall meetings that took place on 14-18 November
2016 in Paris, and would like to thank everyone who participated.
This year, in addition to hosting several individual technical committee and task
force meetings, we brought together the Mobile, Internet of Things and Identity Task
Forces to share a unique ‘combined’ meeting to focus on Consumer and
Industrial IoT topics common to all three groups. The combined meeting also included an
IoT Workshop. This unique format engaged members in discussions about wearable
technology, connected cars and the work taking place in other industry bodies such as
the FIDO Alliance and the PRPL Foundation. We were also treated to an outside
perspective on IoT technologies and trends from Frost & Sullivan and Beecham
Presentations from the Joint Task Force meeting are posted in the Advisory
Council page of the members’ website. Presentations from the IoT Workshop are
located in the All-Member page.
Industry bodies collaborate to expand secure element access for secure mobile
services. Find out more.
A round-up of the industry’s only TEE event is now available to watch online.
The highlights reel is now available to watch online.
We have updated the GlobalPlatform Card Specification. Find out more.
Read a summary of the documents that are currently available for download and review.
Our Technical Program Manager’s presentation is available on GlobalPlatform TV.
GlobalPlatform made simple guide: Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
Find out more.
Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, is speaking at the IoT Tech
Expo in January. Find out more.
Check out the latest event registration
discounts exclusively available to GlobalPlatform Members.
SIMalliance transfers ownership of the
Open Mobile API Specifications to GlobalPlatform (top)
SIMalliance has announced that it is transferring ownership of its established
Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Specification to GlobalPlatform. The OMAPI Specification
defines how mobile applications may access different Secure Elements (SEs), including
the UICC and Embedded Secure Elements (eSEs) in a mobile device and is currently
referenced by GSMA, mandated by EMVCo in devices used for contactless payments,
and implemented in over 250 models of Android NFC smartphone.
This transfer of ownership will ensure that the technical specification continues to evolve
in line with the wider secure chip ecosystem, which is fully represented by the
GlobalPlatform membership. For more information, visit the GlobalPlatform website.
4th annual GlobalPlatform TEE
Conference: Connected Device Security for
Today and Tomorrow (top)
Watch highlights from GlobalPlatform’s Trusted Execution Environment
(TEE) Conference in Oct 2016. This is the industry’s only TEE event and
showcases the latest developments, demos, and new use cases.
GlobalPlatform TEE Hackathon: Code
and Compete for Connected Device
The GlobalPlatform Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Hackathon attracted
students and developers from the internet of things (IoT), security and fintech sectors to
apply their best ideas to the TEE ecosystem. Developers were invited to compete for
cash prizes and the chance to present their trusted applications to TEE experts at
GlobalPlatform’s 4th Annual TEE Conference. 12 applications and projects were
developed, with hardware provided by Sequitur Labs, and the top 3 projects were
rewarded with cash prizes by Samsung.
Check out our hackathon highlights video:
New specifications for download
The following specifications are now available for members and the public:
Documents for review
The following document is currently available for member review:
- GlobalPlatform IoT Task Force secure boot
and remote attestation functionalities on GlobalPlatform / Java Card architecture version
v0.0.1.19 – This document identifies useful IoT functionalities that
are not already supported by GlobalPlatform Secure Elements, and describes how they
can be implemented and deployed to a secure chip platform that supports the
GlobalPlatform Card specifications and the Java Card Platform. It describes an
interoperable way of implementing and deploying the functionalities as a Java Card
Applet and deploying them on an embedded secure chip. This could include a description
of how the TPM specifications from the Trusted Computing Group can be combined with
GlobalPlatform / Java Card technologies to increase the value of the secure chip,
especially for M2M and IoT devices.
Members, please share your comments by Wednesday 21 December 2016.
Hank Chavers discusses IoT security
during the virtual ‘IoT – With The Best’ Conference
GlobalPlatform’s Technical Program Manager, Hank Chavers, joined a
number of esteemed IoT experts to participate in the virtual ‘IoT – With the
Best’ Conference on 29 October 2016. During his presentation ‘Securing
the Internet of Things: Privacy, Authentication and Trust for Billions of Things’
Hank provides an insight into IoT security use cases, the role of the Trusted Execution
Environment and an explanation of a trusted application manager.
Did you miss? GlobalPlatform made
simple guide: Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) (top)
GlobalPlatform has produced ‘made simple guides’ in order to offer
insight into its specifications, their uses and the value that they can bring to the
Smart connected devices, such as smartphones, set-top-boxes and IoT devices, are
intrinsic to daily life: they are used for business, social interactions, making purchases
and enjoying media content. All of this data, however, is susceptible to attacks from
hackers and the millions of downloadable applications represent an even larger
opportunity for fraudsters.
Learn more about TEE and how it can secure smart connected devices from these
dangers by reading the TEE made simple guide.
Upcoming speaker activity
Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, is speaking at IoT
Tech Expo (23-24 January, London). Gil is participating in a panel entitled,
‘Creating a standards framework for IoT’ on Tuesday 24 January, 10:20am
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the latest interviews and product
demonstrations exclusively from the TEE conference on GlobalPlatformTV! Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn
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With kind regards,
To view further details about the latest membership discounts
available to GlobalPlatform members at industry events worldwide, please visit our events
23-24 January: London
GP members will receive a 20% discount.
7-10 February: Fort Lauderdale
GP members will receive a 20% discount.
27 February-2 March: Barcelona
GP members will receive a 15% discount.