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GlobalPlatform to Host Mobile Security Seminars in Tokyo and Beijing to Stimulate Development of Secure Applications on Mobile Devices

23 May, 2012 – GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, is hosting two, one-day seminars in Beijing and Tokyo to enable service and platform providers, software vendors and device manufacturers to learn how the mobile industry is coming together to standardize secure application execution in mobile handsets.

The seminars titled ‘Leveraging GlobalPlatform Specifications to Develop Secure Applications on Mobile Devices’ are free to attend and are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 10 July in Tokyo and Tuesday, 17 July in Beijing. The aim of the seminars is to facilitate the mass deployment of secure mobile applications on mobile devices, through educating delegates about the usage and benefits of adopting secure element (SE) technology and the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).

Each of the seminars will introduce the SE and TEE and GlobalPlatform’s efforts to standardize the technologies from the perspectives of both hardware and software providers. Principles and specifications to facilitate interaction and interoperability between programs will be outlined, with specific considerations for Application Program Interfaces. The TEE ecosystem will then be examined to demonstrate how stakeholders are collaborating to create and implement a secure and interoperable infrastructure to deploy applications in any connected device.

Delegates attending the seminars will also learn about the vast opportunities presented by the TEE for the development of trusted applications which can be run securely in open environments, such as Android, Windows Phone and Linux. Trusted applications require a high level of security and include, for example, mobile payments, digital rights management and content protection.

Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director at GlobalPlatform, comments: “Following the success of our first mobile security seminar held in California last year, GlobalPlatform was keen to bring its sessions to Japan and China to enable delegates to understand how to develop highly secure applications in a TEE and SE. The seminars are relevant for service providers – including financial institutions, remote content distributors, secure application developers and companies working to develop enterprise solutions – software developers, handset manufacturer and platform providers and will offer these stakeholders the opportunity to influence the future development of the SE and TEE ecosystem.”

To register to attend one of GlobalPlatform’s free mobile security seminars, please register your details at or Please note that this event is not relevant to TEE and SE end-users.

To support its market education efforts, GlobalPlatform has developed a series of ‘made simple’ technology guides enabling those within, and outside of, the ecosystem to understand the latest industry advancements, what they mean for the marketplace and GlobalPlatform’s contribution. Made simple guides on the SE and TEE are available for free from the GlobalPlatform website

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