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.
- Security Task Force
- Develop White Paper on first key injection and its
- Assessment on Security Risks and Define the Security
- 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
- Future trend: or quantum computing resistant algorithm
- Crypto agility
2017 Achievements to
Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze - Security Task Force Chair
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
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
Dr. Aussel is Head of Standardization at
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
- 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 email@example.com.