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May 2019 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Executive Director

The second quarter of 2019 is off to a great start at GlobalPlatform.

In April we unveiled the agenda for our upcoming Device Security Workshop in Washington DC, unveiled our new Kekicheff Award, and made key website content available in Chinese and Japanese.

Preparations are also going well for the upcoming seminar in Shenzhen. You can submit speaker proposals on the following topics here.

  • Industrial and consumer IoT
  • Identification and authentication
  • Device trust
  • Payment and value added services
  • Premium content protection and digital rights management (DRM)
  • Certification
  • Securing an ecosystem: cloud to fog to device
  • The future of security

Please feel free to extend this invitation to your customers and business partners as they may also have an interesting speaking proposal for our Steering Committee to consider.

GlobalPlatform Device Security Workshop

Join us on June 6 in Washington DC to learn how GlobalPlatform Specifications serve as a framework to build a secure, connected world and their relevance to those involved in the development, deployment and use of trustworthy devices, particularly in the government sector.

The free event will demonstrate how GlobalPlatform collaborates with key players, discuss nuanced cybersecurity requirements and more.

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New Award Unveiled

The Kekicheff Award has been created to acknowledge dedication and commitment to GlobalPlatform.

Unlike other awards, the Kekicheff Award will not be annual, instead it will be given on a discretionary basis, in recognition of extraordinary, impactful efforts over a long and sustained period of time.

The first recipient is Marc Kekicheff, after whom the award has been named.

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TPM & TEE – Working Together In Harmony

GlobalPlatform’s secure components are the de facto standard in mobile devices and the Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Trusted Platform Module is widely deployed across the computing ecosystem.

GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, explains why it is not a question of competing technologies,  but one of collaboration between GlobalPlatform and TCG – and the distinct value of both technologies.

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Is it Impossible to Securely Manage the Billions of ‘Things’ in the IoT Ecosystem?

The explosion of the IoT means that billions of devices – from everyday household appliances to specialist manufacturing machines – can be connected to the internet and communicate sensitive data and information.

Find our more about securing these devices in our recent blog.

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Japanese and Chinese Pages Available on

Several important pages on the GlobalPlatform website are now available in Japanese and Chinese languages. You can navigate to these pages easily by clicking on the relevant country’s flag.

For Japanese Language, click here

For Chinese Language, click here

Call for Member Contributions

Have you used GlobalPlatform technology in a recent wearables project? If you have and would like to contribute to our next use case on, we would love to hear from you.

For your project to be considered for inclusion, please send a brief overview to


Member News

Learn more about how G+D Mobile Security, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Trustonic have all used GlobalPlatfrom technology to bring new innovations to the industry.

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Technical Documents

New Document Releases

This document proposes a new secure channel protocol based on AES keys and specifies:

  • A new mechanism to generate session keys.
  • The schemes to be used with AES for C-MAC, R-MAC, command data field encryption and response data field encryption.
  • The format of PUT KEY for AES.
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This version of Amendment F adds a new variant for Secure Channel Protocol '11' and allows off-line creation of card management scripts.

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Speaking Engagements

IoT World Santa Clara

Executive Director, Kevin Gillick will join the panel ‘The Different Layers and Perspectives of IoT Security’ from 12:00 – 12:40 on May 16, 2019.

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International Cryptographic Module Conference

Board Member and Security Task Force Chair, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, will deliver the presentation ‘Secure Components - Certification That Benefits Edge, fog and cloud’ from 10:15 – 10:45, on May 16, 2019.

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Did you miss our BrightTALK webinar? Building Trust and Security into the IoT

Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, discusses IoT security challenges and explains how GlobalPlatform helps manufacturers and service providers address security and privacy concerns.

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