Automotive Task Force

The Automotive Task Force is chaired by Richard Hayton from Trustonic. All GlobalPlatform members are eligible to participate in this group.


The mission of the Automotive Task Force is to identify and address Automotive use cases and requirements where GlobalPlatform technologies can help deliver cost effective, secure services across a vehicle’s lifetime.


The future of Automotive security requires collaboration between multiple actors across the industry. The primary objective of the task force is therefore to engage with the Automotive ecosystem on the value and applicability of GlobalPlatform technologies as well as defining emerging sectorial requirements.

  • Analyze, identify and position requirements relating to Automotive.
  • Evangelize externally how GlobalPlatform Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE ) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) technologies, solutions for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) migration, guidance on Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) and the Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) methodology each contribute to specific automotive requirements.
  • Provide input to GlobalPlatform’s technical committees on how GlobalPlatform specifications can be advanced to extend the support to automotive requirements.
  • Liaise with external organizations, including standards and ecosystem players, on how GlobalPlatform technologies can offer security anchors necessary to support the Automotive industry.

Current Priorities

  • Determine high-level requirements and develop white papers that provide direction on solutions, guidelines, and specifications to be developed by GlobalPlatform’s technical committees.
  • Discuss Proof of Concept (PoC) results to identify what feedback should be passed on to the committees for future specification development.
Related Content

How does GlobalPlatform support the Automotive industry?

Newly manufactured cars are generally connected, providing a range of functionality benefits to consumers, but also making them a target for cyberattacks. Recent regulations and standardization around cybersecurity in vehicles is placing emphasis on car manufacturers to ensure their vehicles have appropriate defense against hackers to safeguard the privacy and safety of consumers. GlobalPlatform solutions are part of the answer. We have existing technologies to address privacy and security requirements, and provide a forum where eventual needs can be developed for sector specific use cases.


What is the Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms?

This white paper introduces the concepts of composition and reuse, and how they can greatly reduce the cost, effort and duration of the evaluation of ICT products. It then demonstrates how Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) efficiently addresses such needs, proposing a methodology that reduces complexity and cost of certification, and time-to-market, for developers and issuers.

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Learn about GlobalPlatform technical initiatives for Automotive

GlobalPlatform provides access to technologies and a community of experts, to develop solutions that address current and emerging needs of the Automotive industry for specific use cases. Download our annual report to learn about the initiatives we are driving to address digital identity, security certification, the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography and more.

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Richard Hayton


Richard Hayton is on the Board of Directors, and is also the Chair of the TEE Committee at GlobalPlatform where he contributes to the organization’s technical initiatives bringing over 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Richard is a regular speaker and influencer in the cybersecurity arena.

At Trustonic, Richard’s focus has been on enabling the telecoms industry – manufacturers and mobile operators, the automotive industry as well as application developers, to all benefit from embedded security and strong device identity. Prior to Trustonic, Richard held various roles at Citrix including Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer. During 20 years at Citrix, he led projects ranging from embedded software to global enterprise systems, with a focus on user and developer experience.

He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, focusing on identity federation for users, devices and services.

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