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March 2020 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

February saw GlobalPlatform publish a strategic update to give the industry insight into the organization’s new initiatives and Board that are making our 20th year one of our most significant as we work to provide greater security, privacy, simplicity and convenience for users.

GlobalPlatform unfortunately had to postpone its SE IoT workshop in Nuremberg due to circumstances caused by Coronavirus. We will be rescheduling the workshop so stay tuned for further updates!

Looking to the month ahead we will be hosting our Spring Meetings in Austin, Texas on March 30-April 03. The meetings offer a great time to reflect on a range of GlobalPlatform initiatives, as well as a look to what’s in store for the year ahead.

We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

Looking forward to the Spring Meetings in Austin, Texas

March 30-April 03, we will be hosting our Spring Meetings in Austin, Texas.

The meetings are an opportunity to reflect on the past six months and continue work on exciting new initiatives like IoTopia, SESIP and microcontrollers.

Please register your attendance via the global calendar – we look forward to welcoming you to Austin!

Find out about the meetings on our member website

Board Member Election Announcement for 2020

Last month, we announced the results of the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors election. Five seats were open and the following candidates have each been re-elected to serve another two-year term:

  • Rob Coombs – Arm
  • Stéphanie El Rhomri – FIME
  • Rémi de Fouchier – Gemalto, a Thales company
  • Sebastian Hans – Oracle
  • Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze – STMicroelectronics.

Rob Coombs returns as Vice Chairman and Stephanie El Rhomri continues in her role as the organization’s Treasurer and Secretary. Nils Gerhardt from G+D Mobile Security continues in his role as Board Chairman.

Read the full announcement here

Gain Insight from The Experts!

At our Madrid meetings last November, the following experts shared their expertise on different aspects of cybersecurity in exclusive short video interviews.

  • Crypto Agility – Beatrice Peirani, Thales
  • The Challenges of IoT Implementation – Chris Steck, Cisco
  • MUC – Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform
  • SESIP – Hauke Meyn, NXP
  • Attestation – Jeremy O’Donoghue, Qualcomm
  • 5G – Mark Lipford, Sprint
  • GlobalPlatform and IoT – Nils Gerhardt, G+D Mobile Security

We encourage our members to watch these highly educational and informative interviews on our public website.

Watch here

KuppingerCole: More SE’s and TEEs = Better Security

KuppingerCole looks at how the growing number of GlobalPlatform-compliant SEs and TEEs is improving the levels of security in the connected device landscape.

Read the full story here

IoT Solutions World Congress Explores IoTopia

Following the announcement of our IoTopia framework at its 2019 edition, IoT Solutions World Congress reflects on how GlobalPlatform is driving standardization and security in the fragmented IoT landscape.

Read the article here
Technical Documents

Specifications Under Review

This document aims to list the security functions that should be considered during the evaluation of a Secure Element product based on the GlobalPlatform card specification.

This has been made available to solicit public comments. Please provide comments by Thursday, 5 March 2020.


The SE Abstract Communication Layer Over TCP/IP will define a socket API to send commands and receive responses from a device hosting a Secure Element. The project will allow execution of GlobalPlatform compliance tests on these new secure elements.

A pre-release version of SE Abstract Communication Layer Over TCP/IP v0.2 is now available to download from the GlobalPlatform public review page.

This document has been made available to solicit comments from the public. Please provide your comments to the open source by using the GitHub Issues system by Monday, 16 March 2020.

Speaking Engagements

Industrial Talk’s Podcast

Executive Director, Kevin Gillick, talks IoT security with Scott Mackenzie and explains how GlobalPlatform is helping connected device manufacturers to implement best-practice cybersecurity.

Listen here

IoT World

Our Chairman, Nils Gerhardt, will take to the IoT Security stage on Wednesday, April 8

at 3:30pm to explain how manufacturers can securely build and manage their devices without having to become cybersecurity experts themselves.

Learn more

International Cryptographic Module Conference

GlobalPlatform Board Member and Security Task Force Chair, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze will explain how SESIP methodology simplifies security evaluation and builds trusted IoT products on Friday, May 1 at 10:00am.

Learn more
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