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August 2021 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

As GlobalPlatform’s fiscal year 2021 draws to a close, we will soon publish an annual report to celebrate key accomplishments and the technical initiatives members are driving to bring trust to digital services and devices. This annual report will accompany your renewal invoice for fiscal 2022 which will begin on October 1. To align with your budget planning, I am pleased to share that membership fees remain unchanged. We will be sending out an email with the details shortly - for any questions please contact

July saw GlobalPlatform achieve ISO/IEC 17065 certification body accreditation. This highlights the state-of-the-art processes in place across GlobalPlatform’s functional and security certification schemes. Read more below.

Looking forward, primary sponsor and Full member Winbond and I are excited about our upcoming Taiwan workshop in October, exploring IoT security and certified trust. It promises to be a unique opportunity to discover more about standardized secure component technologies, certifications and the latest use cases.

Taiwan workshop: certified trust

On October 5, GlobalPlatform and Winbond will host a free in-person and virtual workshop on the topic of ‘certified trust’.

The workshop will bring together local security experts and GlobalPlatform specialists to provide insight on maximizing the value of standardized secure component technologies and certifications. They will discuss the latest use cases and device security that are building trust in the ecosystem, helping delegates better understand how to improve their own IoT initiatives.

Key contributions and topics include:

  • Keynote addresses from Tung-Yi Chan (Winbond), Dr. Ser-Tsai Lee (Academia Sinica) and Dr. Wei-Bin Lee (Hon Hai Research Institute).
  • GlobalPlatform Technologies and Initiatives with Sebastian Hans and Chris Steck (GlobalPlatform), Ilia Stolov (Winbond), as well as representatives from Arm and Oracle.
  • 5G IoT Security Use Cases from Dr. T.C. Wu (Telecom Technology Center), Dr. Cally Ko (Delta Electronics, and Jean-Francois Gros (GSMA).
  • SESIP Certification with Gil Bernabeu (GlobalPlatform) and Carlos Serratos (SGS Brightsight).

Registration for this event is now open.

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Membership renewal

I would like to take the opportunity to thank members for their contributions and continued support of GlobalPlatform. With your participation, we can look forward to another strong year of accomplishments in 2022 and the promise of gathering face-to-face once again. Please keep an eye out for an email, which will be sent in the coming weeks alongside our annual report, inviting you to renew and continue to enjoy the membership benefits of GlobalPlatform.

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NEWS: GlobalPlatform achieves ISO 17065 accreditation

GlobalPlatform has been accredited as an ISO/IEC 17065 compliant certification body. The accreditation, received from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, gives tangible evidence of the impartiality, competence, confidentiality, consistent operation and openness of GlobalPlatform as a certification body.

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VIDEO: The value of ISO 17065

In this video I sit down with our Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, to discuss the value of ISO 17065. Being recognized as an accredited certification body enhances the value of the certifications that vendors achieve through GlobalPlatform’s state-of-the-art functional and security schemes, and helps stakeholders prepare for the future of cybersecurity.

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BLOG: GlobalPlatform’s initiatives for a safer, simpler IoT

GlobalPlatform’s work is about developing technologies that take the pain away from security while enabling innovation and differentiation. In this latest blog from our insight series, GlobalPlatform Chair, Stéphanie El Rhomri, outlines GlobalPlatform’s key technical initiatives and how they are helping stakeholders in connected industries build, deploy and securely manage their solutions with confidence.

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Technical Documents

New Document Releases

This document defines the Secure Media Path PP-Module, which extends the Trusted Execution Environment Protection Profile for the evaluation of TEE-based media platforms.


A maintenance release of the GPD Internal Core API with additions and bug fixes applied and showing all non-trivial changes since v1.3.0.


Specifications Under Review

This paper describes how SESIP certification of IoT platform components can be used to support IoT vendors integrating components into their devices, demonstrating their compliance to the ETSI EN 303 645 requirements.

This document has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Monday August 23, 2021.


This document is the SESIP Profile for Secure External Memories, designed for the security evaluation of external memory components using the SESIP methodology.

This has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Monday September 6, 2021.


This new version of GlobalPlatform Card Specification Amendment B (RAM over HTTP) introduces support for two new features: TLS 1.3 and DNS Resolution. Usage of the TLS 1.3 protocol enhances the overall security of the Remote Administration Session, while usage of DNS Resolution allows relying on multiple Remote Administration Servers, improving success rate and performances of remote administration.

This has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Monday October 11, 2021.

Speaking Engagements


Join Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chair of GlobalPlatform’s Security Task Force, on Thursday September 2 at : 11:10 EST / 17:10 CEST for the panel ‘Global Evolution of IoT Schemes, Standards, and Testing’.

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Bringing TEE benefits to the IoT

Watch Gil Bernabeu’s presentation from RISC-V Summit to learn how GlobalPlatform is extending its TEE solutions to bring trust to digital services as new IoT use cases unfold.

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Did you miss our SESIP webinar?

Catch up on-demand to understand how SESIP optimizes security evaluation and overcomes the complexity of certification for IoT devices.

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