November 2021 Newsletter

Letter from GlobalPlatform’s Chair of the Board

On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to announce GlobalPlatform has appointed a new Executive Director, Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere. As we look to the future of our industries and organization, Ana’s strategic IoT expertise and leadership skills will help us realize our vision to provide greater end-to-end security, privacy, simplicity and convenience for everyone. From next month, I will hand over the reins of the GlobalPlatform newsletter to Ana, who will continue bringing you our monthly updates.

A key initiative for GlobalPlatform is simplifying the secure management of IoT devices, which continue to expand and diversify. As part of this effort, GlobalPlatform has launched a free MUD File Service which is a building block for scalability of IoT, will help improve the security of connected things and of the networks they are connected to. I encourage members and their partners to take advantage of the service to help facilitate convenient and secure connectivity. You can learn more about MUD files below.

Finally, while we have all adapted well to our virtual ways of working, we are excited to be hosting our fall meetings in-person once again. Taking place November 15-19, the meetings provide members with an important opportunity to input to the strategic and technical priorities of our organization. We will also have the great opportunity to share with ENISA during a workshop only accessible to members. I look forward to reconnecting with many of you face-to-face. As a reminder, those unable to join the meetings in Athens can participate remotely.

GlobalPlatform welcomes Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere as new Executive Director

Ana brings extensive IoT and telecommunications experience to our organization, with 20+ years of industry knowledge, non-profit strategy and business development through past roles at Accenture, BCG, Deloitte and most recently GSMA. As GlobalPlatform continues its work to bring trust to digital services and devices, Ana will be responsible for leading strategic and marketing activities that drive further awareness and adoption of our certification schemes and technologies across connected industries and new device types.

The news has been announced via a press release which you can read on the GlobalPlatform website. If you would like to contact Ana, please reach out to ana.lattibeaudiere@globalplatform.org

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Using MUD files to simplify and secure IoT device network management

GlobalPlatform’s free MUD file service simplifies secure network onboarding and allows manufacturers to share the intent, capabilities and requirements of their devices.

It helps device manufacturers publish, in a unique location, the MUD file library associated with their products.

Simply upload MUD files to GlobalPlatform’s online service, and then receive a unique URL for your device to automate secure connectivity and support network managers in dealing with an increasingly diversified device ecosystem.

IoT and the Cloud: A world of possibilities if we build on secure foundation

Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, features in the latest edition of Connect World magazine exploring the potential of a standardized approach to secure IoT development and connectivity.

Developing security solutions can be costly and requires significant expertise and resource that many manufacturers don’t have access to. In the article, Gil outlines the technologies widely available today to accelerate development, simplify compliance with security regulations and demonstrate to digital service and cloud platform providers that devices are trustworthy.

Fall meetings: November 15-19

We look forward to seeing many of you in Athens this month. The meetings will be held at the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel and members unable to attend in-person can participate remotely.

Registration for the meetings and hotel booking have now closed. If you have any questions about attending, or dietary restrictions that should be noted, please inform the Secretariat.

VIDEO: The value of ISO 17065

In this video, Gil and our former Executive Director, Kevin Gillick, discuss how ISO 17065 accreditation uniquely positions GlobalPlatform to seize opportunities as cybersecurity certification requirements evolve.

Gil and Kevin also explain how ISO 17065 will strengthen the value of the qualification’s vendors achieve through GlobalPlatform’s function, SE security and TEE security certification schemes. Read the press release and watch the video to learn more.

Technical Documents

New Document Releases

Specifications Under Review

This update of GlobalPlatform Card Specification contains one bug fix related to a misalignment between the specification and the API, plus a new CDCVM request method. It also comes with an update to the Broker API.

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

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Speaking Engagements

Java Card Forum Webinar

Join Technical Director, Gil Bernabeu, on Thursday, December 9 at 09:00 CET and 17:00 CET for the webinar ‘GlobalPlatform Secure Element (SE) Device Integration’, which will explore our roadmap to support the evolution of SEs and ease integration with new device types.

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Java Card Forum Webinar

On Monday, December 13 Gil will deliver another webinar on GlobalPlatform-certified SEs, this type focusing on our SE Protection Profile and support of FIDO 2.0 extension. Join him at 09:00 CET and again at 17:00 CET.

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TRUSTECH

Gil will attend the physical event from November 30-December 2 to explain how GlobalPlatform’s TPS APIs can be used to build chains of trust between IoT devices and digital services. The date / time of the presentation TBC soon.

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