July 2021 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

Last month saw GlobalPlatform host its annual technical meeting week, in which the priorities and strategies for the coming year were discussed, between our various committees, working groups and task forces. As always, it was wonderful to get the input of our expert community as GlobalPlatform continues to facilitate industry collaboration to benefit the entire connected device ecosystem.

On a more personal note, you may have seen the announcement that I will be retiring on September 30, the last day of GlobalPlatform’s current fiscal year. My wife and I are looking forward to the journey ahead, and the opportunity to devote fully our time and energy to family and community.  It has been an honor to work with the leadership team of this fantastic organization for over 15 years, supporting its growth and evolution. I’d like to thank once again all those who have supported me throughout the years, and I look forward to connecting with as many of you as possible over the next few months. I will be working closely with a Board of Directors led Selection Committee to assist in finding our next Executive Director, who will continue our efforts to drive adoption of GlobalPlatform technology in priority industry sectors and across numerous device types. Could that person be you? You can learn more about the role here.

GlobalPlatform's next Executive Director

Following the announcement of my retirement, the next key priority will be to find GlobalPlatform’s next Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of managerial and / or executive experience in a technical marketing capacity, with strong industry knowledge, English language communications skills and leadership qualities.

Operating as a neutral, independent and impartial role in the organization, the Executive Director is responsible for the coordination, execution and monitoring of GlobalPlatform’s roadmap strategy. The role also involves the development of strategic and robust marketing efforts to drive awareness and adoption of GlobalPlatform technology across connected industries and device types.   If you can picture yourself in this role, now is the time to let us know!   Also, often times the best candidates come by referral, so please feel free to promote this role throughout your professional network. Thank you!

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Taiwan workshop

On October 5, GlobalPlatform and Winbond will once again co-host a live technical workshop, to offer technical and business-oriented insight into how standardized technologies can be used to secure connected devices. With a mix of local on-site speakers and virtual presenters from GlobalPlatform, the workshop will include live demonstrations and use cases around the technologies facilitating trust in today’s device ecosystem.

The workshop will provide the latest information on Secure Component technologies and security evaluation methodologies designed to support IoT device makers and developers. It will unite the expertise of GlobalPlatform with that of local Taiwanese security experts and companies to give delegates the tools they need to improve their own IoT security initiatives.

Stay tuned for more announcements about the speaker line-up and agenda over the coming weeks.

Composition and reuse white paper

This white paper introduces the concepts of composition and reuse, and how they can greatly reduce the cost, effort and time taken to evaluate the security of ICT products.

Understand how the Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) efficiently addresses the evaluation and certification needs of a varied IoT. By allowing the reuse of evaluation results across products integrating evaluated components, and the evaluation of any type of composition of components, SESIP simplifies the certification process for devices using standardized components.

Annual technical week round up

Our Annual Technical Week took place from June 14-22 in which the organization’s priorities, initiatives and strategy for the coming year were discussed.

We thank our committee members for their valuable contributions to GlobalPlatform’s technical initiatives and look forward to working together towards our newly defined priorities for the year ahead. As the device ecosystem has expanded and evolved it is important for our organization to remain adaptable, and with our latest technical roadmap in place, GlobalPlatform will continue to serve the needs of the entire IoT ecosystem through standardized technologies.

AI Tech Park Q&A

In this Q&A discussion with AI Tech Park, I discuss how GlobalPlatform is empowering stakeholders across connected industries with standardized technologies and certifications for trusted digital services and devices.

In the interview, I also discuss some of the exciting upcoming initiatives of our organization, including the evolution of our MUD File Service and SESIP Methodology.

Technical Documents

New Document Releases

The recommendations define the GlobalPlatform technology usage of the cryptographic strengths for the management of a secure component and associated content, and also share the targeted security strengths for future GlobalPlatform specifications.

This document has been made available for public and member download.

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This update of GlobalPlatform’s Card Specification Amendment I (SEMS) provides better support for ELF upgrade (as described in Amendment H), introduces new parameters offering additional control of authorized operations, and provides several clarifications.

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This update of GlobalPlatform’s Card Specification Amendment I (SEMS) provides better support for ELF upgrade (as described in Amendment H), introduces new parameters offering additional control of authorized operations, and provides several clarifications.

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Specifications Under Review

This document specifies a new Secure Channel Protocol (SCP70) to enable the exchange of messages between device and server ensuring integrity and confidentiality, and taking into account the specific constraints of long range low power transport layers like LoRaWaN and Sigfox.

This document has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Monday July 19, 2021.

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This document is the SESIP Profile for Secure MCUs and MPUs, designed for the security evaluation of MCUs and MPUs using the SESIP Methodology.

This document has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Thursday July 22, 2021.

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This update contains additional changes related to the API between an application on the SE and its security domain, which allows the application to retrieve data objects related to the secure channel (especially certificates) from the SD.

This document has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Thursday July 22, 2021.

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This is a mapping between SESIP and NIST 8259A.

This document has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Monday August 2, 2021.

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This Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) test plan addresses testing or validation of MUD files. It is comprised of three components: on device proper support for a MUD file, availability and correctness of a MUD file, and proper coverage of services offered by a device by the MUD file.

This document has been made available for public review. Please provide comments by Monday August 9, 2021.

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Speaking Engagements

ICMC21

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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What is device attestation?

Jeremy O’Donoghue, Chair of GlobalPlatform’s Trusted Platform Service (TPS) and Director of Engineering at Qualcomm, discusses what attestation is and why it is so important for the success of secure IoT deployments.

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How SESIP is delivering trust to the IoT

Hauke Mayn of NXP gives an introduction into the Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) and how it defines a standard for trustworthy assessment of IoT platforms to reduce the complexity of security for device manufacturers.

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