The Security Task Force is chaired by Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze from STMicroelectronics. All GlobalPlatform members are eligible to participate in this group, as well as approved non-member government agencies.
The Security Task Force defines the association’s security philosophy and its contribution to the security landscape
The Security Task Force works to:
The definitions and requirements paper enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers (SPs) to create, implement and use a Root of Trust (RoT) to protect their devices and services.
Introduction to GlobalPlatform RoT (English)
An introduction to GlobalPlatform’s RoT Definitions and Requirements video explain what RoT is and why GlobalPlatform created the technical document.
Deploying and Protecting Digital Services with Chains of Trust
Created by GlobalPlatform’s Security Task Force, this business publication explains the importance of designing devices and services with security at the core.
Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze
Security Task Force Chair
Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze currently serves as Senior R&D Engineer at STMicroelectronics. Within this role he has software architecture responsibilities for the NFC ecosystem and secure elements.
He joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and since 1999 Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze has been active in several smart card projects for banking, transport and near field communication.
Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyze joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2017 and was appointed as GlobalPlatform Secretary / Treasurer in 2021.
Security Task Force Co-Vice-Chair
Mr. Vilarrubla was elected to serve as Co-Vice Chair of the Security Task Force in 2015.
Crypto Sub-Task Force Chair
Beatrice Peirani joined Thales in 2006 and serves as the Standardization Manager, with expertise in security. She has participated in various standardization activities, including deployment of eIDAS through ETSI and CEN, ISO SC27 and FIDO where she is chair of the Security & Privacy Working Group. In 2019, Beatrice was appointed to chair GlobalPlatform’s Crypto Sub Task Force where she is responsible for overseeing and inputting to the Security Task Force’s work on cryptographic agility and post-quantum cryptography.
SESIP Sub-Task Force Chair
Eve Atallah, Security Certification Expert in NXP Semiconductor, is a specialist in security evaluation and certification of IT products. In NXP, she is in the IoT Certification Team working on topics related to IoT security. She is the chair of the SESIP sub-Task Force at GlobalPlatform.
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