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February 2019 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

2019 is off to a fast start at GlobalPlatform!

Preparations are now underway for the Security in Our Connected World 2019 seminar, which this year comes to Shenzhen, China in September. Read on to learn more about sponsorship benefits and speaker opportunities.

Moreover, we have also announced details of our upcoming Spring Meetings, which will be held 1-5 April in San Diego, California. I hope to see you there!

Finally, we have published a technical note on Cryptographic Algorithm Recommendations alongside a new version of the GlobalPlatform Technology Document Management Guide.

We look forward to a 2019 filled with growth prospects for our members and the market sectors we serve. It promises to be an exciting year ahead!

Security in Our Connected World

This September, our annual seminar will once again bring together Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Secure Element (SE) technologies and their associated business and technical use cases.

It will also explore their roles in simplifying and securing the rapidly evolving cloud, fog and device ecosystem.

Find out more about speaking opportunities and sponsorship benefits on our blog.

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GlobalPlatform Technology Document Management Guide

This updated guide further clarifies the processes for fast track and open source publications, and now includes a new process for the publication of technical notes.

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Leveraging the SIM to secure IoT services

GSMA’s case study, featuring GlobalPlatform technology, explores how mobile operators are developing and deploying SIM-based security services to support IoT customers.

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GlobalPlatform announces voluntary Strategic Director role to membership

GlobalPlatform’s Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a Strategic Director with expertise in IoT deployment to volunteer their time and talent to the organization.

If you have the relevant expertise, and are interested in actively participating in GlobalPlatform’s leadership, please contact the Secretariat by Friday, 22 March with a statement of interest.

A description of the role can be found on the website.

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Call for member contributions

Could you contribute to an upcoming wearables use case on the GlobalPlatform website?

See examples of previous use cases here and please send suggestions for quotes and content to

Technical Documents

New Document Releases

Specifications Under Review

GlobalPlatform is committed to providing regular recommendations about cryptographic algorithms and key lengths.

The document defines the technology usage of the cryptographic strengths for the management of a secure component and associated content, and share the targeted security strengths for future specifications.

This document has been made available to solicit comments from the GlobalPlatform membership. The review period closes Friday, 8 February 2019.

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Speaking Engagements

Embedded World

Gil Bernabeu will discuss how GlobalPlatform is solving edge, fog and cloud security challenges in ‘Building Security into Today’s Digital World’ at 15:00 on February 27, 2019.

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STA Payments Summit

Kevin Gillick will join the ‘New Payments Standards and Specifications’ session from 9:00 – 10:15 on March 13, 2019 to deliver the presentation ‘Strong Authentication, Trusted User Interface and the Future of Secure Payments’.

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IoT World Santa Clara

Kevin Gillick will join the panel ‘The Different Layers and Perspectives of IoT Security’ on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 – 12:40.

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