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Security Task Force

GlobalPlatform established a Security Task Force in 2014 to define the association’s security philosophy and outline how it will become more active in the security landscape. Today, the Security Task Force benefits from the engagement of 154 professionals from 60 member companies.


The group engages and collaborates with external security organizations to ensure that security requirements from a broad range of use cases and market sectors are brought into GlobalPlatform. It also advises the GlobalPlatform’s technical committees in security philosophies, certification and applicability.

2017 Priorities

  • Security Task Force
    • Develop White Paper on first key injection and its management
    • Assessment on Security Risks and Define the Security Levels
  • Root of Trust Sub-Task Force
    • Ensure alignment on Root of Trust with industry partners such as TCG
    • Promote the Root of Trust
    • Discuss / align view on Secure Boot
  • Crypto Sub-Task Force
    • Study introduction of new algorithm
      • SHA-3, or national algorithms
        (e.g. Chinese SM or Russian GOST)
    • Study crypto needs to specific use cases (e.g. IoT and lightweight crypto)
    • Future trend: or quantum computing resistant algorithm
    • Crypto agility

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2017 Achievements to Date

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Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze - Senior R&D Architect

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Security System Architect at STMicroelectronics. Within this role he has software architecture responsibilities for the NFC ecosystem and secure elements.

He joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and since 1999 Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze has been active in several smart card projects for banking, transport and near field communication.

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze was elected to serve as the Security Task Force Chair in 2015. He also currently serves as Chair of the Multi SE Working Group in GlobalPlatform’s Card Committee and Chair of the Root of Trust Sub-Task Force with the Security Task Force.

Jean-Daniel Aussel - Security Task Force Co-Chair

Jean-Daniel AusselDr. Aussel is Head of Standardization at Gemalto. He is responsible for driving standardization across all application domains related to smartcards and digital security solutions within the Strategy & Innovation department.

Dr. Aussel has over 30 years of experience in the management of innovation and global teams and has led the development of several embedded and server security products for Bull CP8, Schlumberger Smart Cards & Terminals, Axalto and Gemalto.

Dr. Aussel was elected to serve as Co-Vice-Chair of the Security Task Force in 2015.

Xavier Vilarrubla - Security Task Force Co-Chair

Xavier Vilarrubla

Join Us

  • GlobalPlatform Members: Members wishing to contribute to this activity can visit the member only website
    to join this task force.
  • Non-Members: To learn about GlobalPlatform membership, please contact secretariat@globalplatform.org.