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A Letter From GlobalPlatform's Executive Director, Kevin Gillick

It has been another busy month at GlobalPlatform, and I am happy to share several pieces of exciting news with you. First, we have launched updated language to more accurately describe the value proposition of GlobalPlatform and its technology.  The new value messaging reflects evolving market requirements and our position as the standard for secure digital services and devices.

We have also announced that the 5th annual TEE Seminar will take place in Beijing this year and separately, as part of our Developers Initiative, we launched the Developers’ Secure Element Mobile Services Kit. You can find out more about all of these developments in this newsletter – and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on LinkedInTwitter and WeChat.

GlobalPlatform launches new mission statement0

Find out more about our updated value messaging

5th Annual TEE Seminar1

We have released details on our flagship event. Learn more and submit a speaker proposal.

GlobalPlatform for Developers: Secure Element Mobile Services Kit2

Check out the third installation of our Developers Initiative here.

Book your 2017 training now!3

Join us around the world, and online.

New documents available for member review4

Read a summary of the documents currently available for review.

Securing Ultra HD (uHD) and premium content with the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)5

Stay up to date Verimatrix explain the benefits of using TEE in this video interview

Member News6

Stay up to date on fellow GlobalPlatform Members’ activities.

Partner News7

The Car Connectivity Consortium has published a new white paper. Read it here.

Upcoming speaker activity8

We're speaking at several events over the next two months. Find out more.

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GlobalPlatform launches new mission statement

GlobalPlatform’s mission statement and other messaging, including organizational objectives, guiding principles, vision and tagline, have been updated to reflect its role in the industry and position the organization for the future. You will start to see the new value messaging integrated into our publications, presentations, communications and the public website over the coming weeks.

The GlobalPlatform team is also working on a new visual design and public web site. If you have any questions or comments please email secretariat@globalplatform .org.

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5th Annual TEE Seminar

We are pleased to announce that this year’s seminar will take place on 12 September at the Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel in Beijing, China!

Our members and sponsors are excited to build on the success of the 4th Annual Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Seminar in 2016. We would therefore like to receive your suggested contributions to the seminar program to make this year’s seminar bigger and better than ever. Interested companies and individuals should send a brief presentation title and synopsis to, in English language, by Friday, 16 June 2017.

Find out more about the different speaker tracks that presentations can align with on our website, and thank you for contributing to GlobalPlatform’s 5th Annual TEE Seminar – we look forward to seeing you there!

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GlobalPlatform for Developers: Secure Element Mobile Services Kit

GlobalPlatform has launched its Secure Element Mobile Services Kit to support rapid and widespread growth of secure Android mobile services. The GlobalPlatform for Developers: Secure Element Mobile Services Kit provides application developers with all the tools they need to create a secure mobile application utilizing a secure element (SE). The kit requires only a NFC-enabled smartphone and computer to compile and run the applications.

Find out more about how the Secure Element Mobile Services Kit eases and expedites the development of secure mobile services on our website, and purchase it from the GlobalP latform Store. You can also join us in Paris on 19-20 June for a hands-on training session, with a number of interactive and engaging workshops.

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Book your 2017 training now!

GlobalPlatform is offering a variety of courses around the world throughout this year.

Join us and find out why past delegates have called our instructors ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Extremely knowledgeable’. See the full schedulefor more information and to register.

Upcoming training sessions include:

Please also note that these same technical training sessions can be hosted at your company location. Visit our website for more information about in-house training.

We also offer flexible onl ine Card Specifications training, which helps service providers, software developers, device manufacturers and platform providers to understand and use GlobalPlatform Card Specifications.

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New documents available for member review

The below documents are currently available for member review:

  • GlobalPlat form Device Technology Device API Access Control v0.5.0.2. This document enables the standardized control of sensitive APIs in a mobile device operating system, based on access rules stored in a Secure Element. This document is derived from the GP SEAC specification and defines an ARA-D and ARF-D which are similar to the ARA and ARF definitions in the GP SEAC.Please provide your comments by completing the comment form online by Friday, 9 June and sending to: device_api_ac@globalplat
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Securing Ultra HD (uHD) and premium content with the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) 

Watch Petr Peterka, CTO of GlobalPlatform member Verimatrix, explain how the Trusted Execution Environment can secure uHD and premium content on connected devices.

For our Chinese audience, please see a subtitled version of this video on Youku.

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Member news

GlobalPlatform is pleased to welcome two new members

GlobalPlatform is pleased to welcome two new members: Synapse Mobile Networks and SELTECH Corporation. Synapse Mobile Networks is a world leader in delivering telecoms and IT services, and the inventor of Automatic Device Management Systems. Its technology has been deployed in more than 180 networks globally, serving over 3 million subscribers. SELTECH offers voice and artificial intelligence solutions that enable personalized user services, as well as solving digital security problems with its highly efficient virtualization solution, FOXvisor.  For more information, check out all of our current members.

I am also happy to share our latest industry interview, which features Andrew Dellow, Security Architect at HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd, discussing the security and flexibility offered by the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) for premium content protection, citing a real-world example of how it is deployed in the marketplace today. For our Chinese members, a translated version is also available

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Partner news

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) has published a new white paper entitled ‘Building Digital Key Solution for Automotive’, describing the scope of CCC’s ongoing standardization activities. To find out more about the use of smart devices as keys, and CCC’s technical standardization work, download the white paper – available on the GlobalPl atform website.

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Upcoming speaker activity

June will be a busy month for our Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu.

Check out where you can catch him discussing TEE, automotive security and IoT:

  • ETSI Security Week (12-16 June, Sophia Antipolis). Gil is delivering a presentation and partaking in a panel within the session ‘Measuring and Assessing ICT Security’, on Monday 12 June at 2pm. Gil’s presentation is entitled ‘Supporting the Development of a Global TEE Certification Program’.
  • Internet of Things World Europe (13-15 June, London). Gil will join a panel to discuss ‘Driving Consumer Adoption through Seamless Integration across markets and interfaces’, at on Thursday 15 June, 12:50pm.
  • GSMA Mobile World Shanghai (28 June – 1 July). Gil is delivering a presentation on ‘Meeting Security & Privacy Requirements of the Connected Car’, will take place on Friday 30 June, within the session scheduled 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

With kind regards,
Kevin Gillick

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