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January 2019 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

Happy New Year to all!

Building on a successful 2018, we will further our work towards meeting the security requirements of the digital service and device ecosystem, with a focus on Device Trust Architecture (DTA).

GlobalPlatform members are invited to learn more about our approach to DTA by attending a special webinar, hosted by our Technical Director Gil Bernabeu, on 19 February. Be sure to mark this event date on your calendar!

I would also like to welcome our 2019 Board of Directors, and thank them for their support for our 7th Annual Seminar, to be held in Shenzhen, China later this year (date to be announced soon). Don’t miss out on your opportunity to gain visibility through sponsorship, or to bring thought leadership to the event by responding to our call-for-papers. You can read more about these opportunities below.

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!

GlobalPlatform Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Six board seats were open and after a close election, the following individuals were re-elected to serve a further two-year term:

  • Nils Gerhardt – Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security
  • Marc Kekicheff – Visa Inc.
  • Eikazu Niwano – NTT Corporation
  • Jeremy O’Donoghue – Qualcomm Inc.
  • Christophe Colas – Trustonic
  • Mark Lipford – Sprint
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The Ever-Changing IoT Standards Landscape: What Will 2019 Hold?

GlobalPlatform Technical Director Gil Bernabeu spoke to IoT Evolution World about how GlobalPlatform is working to standardize security across the IoT ecosystem.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and GlobalPlatform Announce Liaison

Under the agreement, the IIC and GlobalPlatform will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

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Security in Our Connected World 2019

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

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

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IoT Security Guidelines for IoT Service Ecosystems

GlobalPlatform has endorsed GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines for IoT Service Ecosystems document.

The guidelines promote best practice for the secure design, development and deployment of IoT services.

Technical Documents

New Document Releases

This document revision brings the related architectural and conceptual additions and clarifications into one place, enabling third parties to gain a quick overview of the possibilities when using a TEE.

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This document defines the test environment and test cases to be used for testing an Open Mobile API implementation.

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Specifications Under Review

This document defines the TEE Biometric System PP-Module, extending the TEE Protection Profile.

Public review ends Thursday, 24 January 2019.

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This document specifies the GlobalPlatform TEE-compatible realization of the OTPA v1.0 Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) and JSON encoding for OTrP messages.

Public review ends Tuesday, 11 January 2019.

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This specification defines interfaces for a Secure Element, different from ISO/IEC 7816-3. It specifies how to transfer APDUs between a hosting device and a Secure Element.

This document has been made available to solicit comments from the GlobalPlatform membership. The comment period ends on Friday, 18 January 2019.

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Speaking Engagements

GlobalPlatform Member - Only Webinar: An Introduction to Device Trust Architecture

Gil Bernabeu will introduce GlobalPlatform’s new security framework, Device Trust Architecture, and explain how it can be used to build a Chain of Trust to protect devices and digital services at 08:00 PST / 11:00 EDT / 17:00 CEST on February 19, 2019.


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 CET on February 27, 2019.


Emerging Trends and Technologies in Financial Services

Gil Bernabeu delivered the webinar ‘Securing the Future of Mobile Payments’ for BrightTalk’s virtual summit in November.

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