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A Letter From GlobalPlatform's Executive Director, Kevin Gillick

Our Spring Meetings will be held April 24-28 in San Francisco, California, and all GlobalPlatform members are invited to attend.

For more information, please see the Spring Meeting brochure, and the full meeting schedule. It is essential that you register for each meeting that you plan to attend by Friday, 7 April. If you have any questions or dietary restrictions that should be noted, please inform the Secretariat.

Hotel reservations at the San Francisco Marriott Union Square are available at a special rate of $279 USD/night until Sunday 2 April, and can be booked using this link. Be sure to make your reservations early!

Webinar: Protecting Web Apps with Secure Components 0

Join our free webinar on the privacy and security benefits of Secure Elements for web apps.

Book your 2017 training now!1

Join us in Paris, or online.

Get targeted exposure at GlobalPlatform events2

See how your organization could benefit from sponsoring a GlobalPlatform event!

Watch: Protecting identity with the TEE3

Our interview with Giesecke & Devrient is now available to watch online.

Documents available for review4

Read a summary of the documents that are currently available for review.

Did you miss? 5

Verimatrix blogs on new extensions to GlobalPlatform’s TEE video security.

Upcoming speaker activity6

GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director will be presenting at the SCA Payments Summit in March

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Protecting Web Apps with Secure Components

GlobalPlatform is hosting a webinar to outline the privacy and security benefits that Secure Elements bring for the protection of web apps. This webinar, designed for technical experts and application developers, will also offer insight into GlobalPlatform’s Web API to access Secure Elements.

Register now to join us on Thursday March 9 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET.

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Book your 2017 training now!

GlobalPlatform has expanded its training options to support the secure digital services ecosystem, and is offering a variety of training courses around the world during 2017. Check out the full schedule for more information and to register.

Next up, we’re heading to Paris and Seoul with a range of courses that are already filling up:

  • Paris – on April 3-7 we are running our Card Specifications, Secure Element Mobile Services Kit and Mobile/Contactless courses. Register now.
  • Seoul – on May 22-26 our trainers will host Card Specifications, Mobile / Contactless and TEE training sessions. Register now.

GlobalPlatform is also offering heavily discounted online Card Specification training, which helps service providers, software developers, device manufacturers and platform providers to understand and use GlobalPlatform Card Specifications. Register before 30 April to pay only $199!

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Get targeted exposure at GlobalPlatform events

Our events can help you to reach stakeholders across the secure digital service ecosystem, from software developers and hardware specialists, right through to senior decision makers. Attendees represent a range of geographic markets and sectors, from payments and wearables to connected cars and smart transport, to government and ID.

For 2017, we are looking for sponsors for TEE Seminars (Santa Clara and Beijing) and for Hackathons in Santa Clara (TEE) and Western Europe (SE).

Check out the GlobalPlatform sponsorship kit and video to learn more about our upcoming events and how we can help you to reach your key audiences.

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Protecting identity with the TEE

Watch Alexander Summerer of Giesecke & Devrient explain how the TEE can ensure the security and privacy of digital identities.

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Documents available for review

The following documents are currently available for member review:

GlobalPlatform Fast Track Open Firmware Loader for Tamper Resistant Element v1.0.1 This document specifies an Open Firmware Loader that enables the loading of a complete firmware into a Tamper Resistant Element (TRE) which is soldered or integrated in a device. The firmware will be distributed thanks to encrypted images which are independent of use cases. This specification defines the asynchronous protocol based on ECC technology, the security scheme, the image format and associated protocols.

Please provide your comments to the specification by completing the comment form by Monday, April 3 2017.

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Did you miss?

Petr Peterka, CTO at Verimatrix, blogs on new extensions to GlobalPlatform’s TEE advance video security. Read more on the GlobalPlatform website.

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Upcoming speaker activity

I will be speaking at the SCA Payments Summit (27-30 March, Orlando), delivering a presentation entitled, ‘TEE and SE – the Value of Secure Components’ on Wednesday 29 March, within the session scheduled 4:30pm – 5:30pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

With kind regards,
Kevin Gillick

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