Security Task Force

The Security Task Force is chaired by Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze from STMicroelectronics. All GlobalPlatform members are eligible to participate in this group, as well as approved non-member government agencies.

The Security Task Force defines the association’s security philosophy and its contribution to the security landscape

Objectives

The Security Task Force works to:

  • Engage and collaborate with external security organizations to ensure that security requirements from a broad range of use cases and market sector are brought into GlobalPlatform.
  • Advise the GlobalPlatform technical committees in security philosophies, cryptography, certification and applicability.
  • Facilitate collaboration with government agencies and their security experts to define market requirements.

Current Priorities

  • Continue to identify and classify secure technologies for the Internet of things (IoT).
  • Develop a use case for SCP in IoT.
  • Identify the IoT cryptography constraint when there are limitations on the remote connection.
  • Progress work on cryptographic agility and post-quantum cryptography.
  • Maintain and update cryptographic algorithm recommendations table.
  • Define how to combine GlobalPlatform technology and TPM technology (or other equivalent library).
  • Finalize security levels definitions and updated certification program.
  • Support the TEE Committee with the development of an MCU Protection Profile.
  • Support Certification Bodies and laboratories to integrate Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) methodology alongside their existing schemes and ensure consistency of evaluations, by creating an Evaluation Methodology composed of:
    • Templates for vendors
    • Database of pseudo SFRs
    • Link with Attack Methodologies.
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Chairs

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze

Security Task Force Chair

STMicroelectronics

Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Senior R&D Engineer 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 joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2017.

Xavier Vilarrubla

Security Task Force Co-Vice-Chair

Brightsight

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

Béatrice Peirani

Crypto Sub-Task Force Chair

Thales

Beatrice Peirani joined Thales in 2006 and serves as the Standardization Manager, with expertise in security. She has participated in various standardization activities, including deployment of eIDAS through ETSI and CEN, ISO SC27 and FIDO where she is chair of the Security & Privacy Working Group. In 2019, Beatrice was appointed to chair GlobalPlatform’s Crypto Sub Task Force where she is responsible for overseeing and inputting to the Security Task Force’s work on cryptographic agility and post-quantum cryptography.

Eve Atallah

SESIP Sub-Task Force Chair

NXP Semiconductors

Eve Atallah, Security Certification Expert in NXP Semiconductor, is a specialist in security evaluation and certification of IT products. In NXP, she is in the IoT Certification Team working on topics related to IoT security. She is the chair of the SESIP sub-Task Force at GlobalPlatform.

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