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August 2018 - Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

The speaker line-up has been announced for the ‘Security in our Connected World’ seminar, taking place in Beijing on 19 September.

Keynotes, presentations and panel sessions will explore the real-world technical and business use cases that GlobalPlatform technologies address. Confirmed attendees, including service providers, manufacturers and developers from key verticals, will hear about the security challenges in today’s connected world, and the value that GlobalPlatform Specifications deliver in overcoming them. See the full agenda below.

Don’t forget to check out the details of our free technical workshop in Beijing the following day. The session is intended for architects, engineers, developers and technical product and project managers, who want to further their understanding of how GlobalPlatform specifications achieve a fast route-to-market for secure devices and services. Hear from our expert trainers and participate in engaging sessions on cryptography, SE, TEE, APIs, TUI and more. Register now to avoid disappointment!

SAVE THE DATE: A reminder that our Fall Member Meetings will take place in Lisbon from 12-16 November. We look forward to seeing you there!

GlobalPlatform announces speaker line-up for ‘Security in our Connected World’

Our seminar will bring together Secure Element (SE) and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) expert speakers from organizations such as Alibaba, Applus+, Baidu, Brightsight, CAICT, China Unicom, Gemalto, Huawei, Infineon, Oracle, STMicroelectronics, Tencent and Trustonic.

The day’s presentations and panels will explore key IoT security challenges, regulatory trends and technologies including Device Trust Architecture (DTA), cloud and edge computing, big data, eSIM and more!

Delegates will also learn about China’s role in driving the adoption of GlobalPlatform specifications. This will include real-world best practice and methodologies, in line with regional requirements including IFAA, ICA and ICFNR.

Each GlobalPlatform member is entitled to send three attendees for free. Register now to secure your place!

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Did you miss? GlobalPlatform’s Board elections are now open!

We are pleased to announce that nominations for our 2018 -2019 Board of Directors are now open!

Six board seats are available and full members are eligible to nominate a candidate from within their organization.

Nominations will close on Thursday, 30 August 2018. Voting membership levels, full and participating, will then be eligible to cast their ballots.

If you are a full member and you have not received an email with details of how to nominate a candidate, please email the GlobalPlatform Secretariat.


Introduction to Device Trust Architecture

In today’s connected world, trust is essential. New IoT devices and services are emerging and the attack surface is growing. To address this issue, GlobalPlatform has released a new business publication that explains how its Device Trust Architecture (DTA) provides a security framework that can be used by all IoT actors to build Chains of Trust using GlobalPlatform’s secure component technology.

The document outlines why Chain of Trust technology and DTA are necessary for device manufacturers, digital service providers and cloud platform providers. It also explains how GlobalPlatform standards define a secure baseline to protect value added digital services.


Watch: Building Trust and Security into the IoT

The IoT landscape is exploding, with predictions of more than 20 billion connected objects worldwide by 2020. However, protecting data, devices and services in this dynamic landscape presents significant challenges. In this webinar, our Technical Director Gil Bernabeu, discusses the urgent need for robust security, as well as how GlobalPlatform’s new Device Trust Architecture empowers all actors in the value chain to achieve secure digital services and devices.

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GlobalPlatform training calendar and in-house training sessions

Our training sessions educate delegates on how to use our specifications and frameworks to achieve significant cost and time-to-market savings for consumer and industrial use-cases. We can bring the training directly to your company with our ‘onsite’ service! Contact the Secretariat to learn more.

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Technical Documents

New Document Releases

This maintenance release of GPCS Amendment C: Contactless Services contains a list of corrected errors, and the precisions required for an interoperable and testable implementation of the specification.

It is available for download on the public and member websites.

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This document provides definitions and requirements for the GlobalPlatform Root of Trust (RoT) and is intended for use by GlobalPlatform Task Forces and Committees specifying the RoT mechanism.

It is available for download on the public website.

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Specifications Under Review

This specification defines a set of C APIs for the development of Trusted Applications (TAs) running inside a TEE.

This document is now available for public review.

Please provide your comments via the form available on the public website, and send to by Monday, 13 August 2018.

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This document adds a new API mechanism to the Card Specification that is requested by EMVCo. The new methods defined in the GPSystem (getCardInfo and getCardInfoLength) allow an application to retrieve the ATR historical bytes, the random UID or PUPI for contactless communication, and public data stored by the card issuer.

This document is now available for member review.

Please provide your comments via the form available on the public website, and send to by Wednesday, 29 August 2018.

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This document presents a Java Language API binding for the GlobalPlatform Open Mobile API Transport Layer that specifically targets the Android Platform from Android P onwards. It is intended to be read in conjunction with GlobalPlatform Open Mobile API v3.3, which contains detailed descriptions of expected API behavior.

This document is now available for public review.

Please provide your comments in the form available and send to by Thursday, 6 September 2018.

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Speaking Engagements


Our Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu will join the panel session ‘Why the IoT Needs Security’. Keep an eye on the GlobalPlatform website for further details, to be announced soon.


'Identity and Cybersecurity Innovation World'

Gil will also deliver the presentation ‘Trusted UI and Biometrics – From APIs to Certification’ on Wednesday 26 September. The time of the presentation will be announced shortly – stay tuned for further details!


'Connect Security World'

Finally, Gil will present on ‘Embedding Trust in IoT Systems and Hardware’ on Tuesday 25 September. Please keep an eye on our website for further details.

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