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July 2018 - Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

This month, we’re excited to announce a very strong agenda for our annual seminar ‘Security in our Connected World’, taking place on 19 September at the Sheraton Grand Beijing Doncheng Hotel. The seminar will take place from 9am to 5.30pm, followed by an evening cocktail reception.

You can view the online agenda here. As a reminder, GlobalPlatform members can send three employees to the seminar for free, and pay a small entry fee for additional employees. The ballroom will fill up quickly so register now to avoid disappointment!

We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our recent SWOT analysis! Your responses will be most helpful to the Board of Directors during our annual Strategy Meeting this August. For participating in the SWOT exercise, we are pleased to announce Hector Bravo of Giesecke + Devrient as the winner of the $100 USD Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations to our winner and thank you all for your on-going support of GlobalPlatform!

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!

Did you miss? GlobalPlatform’s new paper 'Deploying and Protecting Digital Services with Chains of Trust'

This is a new business paper, created by GlobalPlatform’s Security Task Force, explains the importance of designing devices and services with security at the core, as well as how to achieve security, privacy and integrity with GlobalPlatform secure components. The publication also defines Root of Trust (RoT) and Chains of Trust, and discusses how device manufacturers can create a secure Chains of Trust with GlobalPlatform as a foundation.


GlobalPlatform welcomes Baidu as a full member, and Truphone as an Observer member

Please join me in welcoming two new GlobalPlatform members, Baidu and Truphone.

Baidu, Inc. is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in internet-related services and products. Truphone is a global mobile network that provides business mobile plans, global mobile recording, IoT solutions and international SIM cards.

We look forward to contributions from both members in GlobalPlatform activities, and to learning how they use our specifications to further their business objectives.

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Partner content: Car Connectivity Consortium Announces Publication of Digital Key Specification

The Digital Key Release 1.0 specification outlines a standardized solution to enable drivers to download digital car keys onto their smart devices. We are pleased to have a close and collaborative relationship with the Car Connectivity Consortium, and welcome the release of this specification, which delivers a first step towards fully interoperable digital car key solutions using GlobalPlatform secure components.

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GlobalPlatform training calendar and in-house training sessions

In response to the growing demand for GlobalPlatform SE and TEE specification training in Asia, we are pleased to announce the upcoming sessions:

  • Tokyo, 15-16 August – a 2 day hybrid SE and IoT platform security training session.
  • Seoul, 12-14 September – a 2-day SE training session followed by a 1-day SE mobile contactless session.
  • Beijing 17-18 September – a technical training session covering our TEE specifications, taking place before our annual seminar.

In addition to these sessions, we have refreshed our training calendar for 2018 with expert-led training sessions covering the fundamentals of TEE and SE, as well as specialized sessions for Payment / Mobile Contactless, Mobile Identity / Government and IoT Platform Security.

And don’t forget, we can bring the training directly to your company with our ‘onsite’ service.  Contact the Secretariat to learn more about onsite training at your location!

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Technical Documents

Specifications Under Review

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

The document is now available for public review. Please provide your comments in the form available and send to by Monday 13 August 2018.

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This document combines the related architectural and conceptual additions and clarifications, enabling third parties to gain a quick overview of the capabilities of a TEE.

This document is now available for member review. Please provide your comments in the form available and send to by Wednesday 1 August 2018.

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Speaking Engagements

Did you miss our webinar for BrightTALK's Securing the IoT Virtual Summit?

Our Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu discussed the increasingly urgent need for robust IoT security and how GlobalPlatform is addressing the challenge of building trust into today’s digital services and devices.


'Identity and Cybersecurity Innovation World'

Our Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, will deliver the presentation ‘Providing security for derived mobile ID credentials’. The time and date of the presentation will be announced by the event organizers shortly – stay tuned for further details!


'Connect Security World'

Our Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, will deliver the presentation ‘Embedding trust in IoT systems and hardware’. The time and date of the presentation will be announced by the event organizers shortly – stay tuned for further details!

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