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August 2020 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

While August is a popular month to vacation, we will be busy preparing for our IoT Security and Certification Workshop in Taiwan. We have several exciting speakers confirmed for the workshop presenting in-person as well as from virtual locations. The workshop will take place on August 25.

Elsewhere it’s also time to start thinking about the 2020 Fall Meetings. Following the virtualization of this year’s physical Spring Meetings due to COVID-19, we are more excited than ever to host our members from November 16 – 20 in Athens. We are also prepared to ‘go-virtual’ with our Fall meetings if current circumstances continue.

In addition, we have a host of new thought leadership content included below, offering valuable insight into industry developments and GlobalPlatform’s work.

Join our IoT security and certification scheme workshop in Taiwan

On 25 August, GlobalPlatform and Winbond will be hosting a free to attend workshop at the Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel in Zhubei City, Taiwan.

Organized in collaboration with partners Arm and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the workshop offers delegates the opportunity to get the latest information on Secure Components and understand evaluation methodologies designed to support IoT manufacturers and certification bodies to establish their own security certification schemes.

With COVID-19 disrupting business travel for many of our members, we recognize that attendance will be difficult for those outside of Taiwan. Therefore, we intend to record the workshop and post presentations to the member website following the event.

Register your place

Blog: SESIP - the building blocks to certified IoT products for certification bodies, regulators, laboratories, and device makers

Another post in our ongoing insight blog series, this time from GlobalPlatform Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu.

In this blog, Gil explores the value behind the building block approach to IoT security certification that the SESIP methodology provides. By certifying secure components and parts, stakeholders can build secure devices and services that adhere to the specific requirements of the various verticals across IoT.

Read the blog here

Pipeline Magazine: Why rapid, trusted IoT expansion requires industry collaboration

GlobalPlatform features in the latest issue of Pipeline magazine. In an exclusive article, I explore the importance of industry collaboration to IoT, bringing together the key benefits of GlobalPlatform’s IoTopia and SESIP initiatives to support the ecosystem.

Read the article here

Did you miss the virtual China Task Force Advisory Council Meeting?

Members can now view presentations from the recent virtual China Task Force Advisory Council Meeting. The recordings and presentations are available on the member website.

The meeting provided attendees with information about the current activities of the technical committees and task forces and also allowed for Q&A with Chinese members in attendance.

Watch the presentations on-demand

Save the date for the Fall Meetings

This year our Fall Meetings are scheduled to take place    in Athens from November 16 – 20.  Our sincere hope is that we are able to host this physical meeting to allow GlobalPlatform members to engage on a personal level with their peers. But, we are fully prepared to go virtual if it should become necessary.  Either way, we intend to bring forward valuable and exciting discussions about our organization’s ongoing initiatives and priorities for fiscal 2021.

We look forward to hosting you.

Register for the Fall Meetings here
Technical Documents

New Document Releases

This document assists service providers with the development of applications supporting interaction with third-party Broker Applications. The document also provides suitable details on the usage of this framework in the context of the Consumer Device Cardholder Verification Method (CDCVM) use case.

This document is now available for public and member download.


Specifications Under Review

This white paper introduces the GlobalPlatform Virtual Primary Platform specification to the key stakeholders that will seek to develop, enable or use iSEs. The paper also gives an overview of what the specification offers to the market and explains how it is an evolution of Secure Element technology, before discussing the benefits for each stakeholder.

This document has been made available to solicit comments from the GlobalPlatform Membership by Friday, 7 August 2020.


This document is the first complete draft of the Secure Media Path Protection Profile module for the TEE Protection Profile. Please note that Section 6 contains Security Functional Requirements expressed in non-Common Criteria language and will be moved to the end of the document after the review.

This document has been made available to solicit comments from the GlobalPlatform Membership by Monday, 17 August 2020.


The next version of the Secure Channel Protocol 10 (SCP10), which was previously contained in Annex F of the Card Specification, is specified in this new Amendment L. It will contain changes in the cryptographic mechanisms related the upgrade to the latest version of PKCS#1 and the upgrade from DES to AES.

This has been made available to solicit public comments. Please provide your comments to the specification by Monday, 7 September 2020.

Speaking Engagements

IoT World

Chairman, Nils Gerhardt, is delivering a virtual presentation on how IoTopia is standardizing security for IoT devices and services. The date and time will be confirmed shortly, keep an eye on the website for the details

Stay up to date

International Cryptographic Module Conference

Board Director and Security Task Force Chair, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, will deliver the virtual presentation ‘Using SESIP to Simplify Security Evaluation and Build Trusted IoT Products’. The date and time will be confirmed shortly.

Stay up to date

Expert interview with GlobalPlatform’s Chairman

In this video, Nils Gerhardt, explains how GlobalPlatform is evolving to meet the security needs of key verticals implementing the IoT, and considers new areas of technology where our specifications could be used to bring trusted solutions to market.

Watch here
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