The Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Committee is chaired by Richard Hayton from Trustonic. Full and participating GlobalPlatform members are eligible to contribute to this group.
The TEE Committee defines an open security architecture for consumer and connected devices using a TEE to secure those devices and enable the development and deployment of secure services from multiple service providers.
The GlobalPlatform TEE Management Framework
The document defines standard methods to manage the lifecycle of the TEE once it is active. In order to support the variety of usage of the TEE in today’s digital world, the document supports a number of deployment models, including: one or many actors; connected or unconnected devices; and one-to-one or one-to-many devices, as well as with symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
GlobalPlatform TEE Protection Profile
Certified against Common Criteria under its Trusted Computing category, this document specifies the typical threats the hardware and software of the TEE needs to withstand. It also details the security objectives that are to be met in order to counter these threats and the security functional requirements that a TEE will have to comply with.
TEE Compliant Products
GlobalPlatform has developed an open and thoroughly evaluated TEE ecosystem with accredited laboratories and certified products.
The GlobalPlatform TEE Certification Scheme, managed by its TEE Security Evaluation Secretariat, enables vendors to confirm conformance of their TEE products to the organization’s TEE Protection Profile, through independent security evaluation.
TEE Committee Chair
Richard is on the Board of Directors, and is also the Chair of the TEE Committee and Automotive Task Force 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.
Stéphanie El Rhomri
TEE Compliance Working Group Chair
Stéphanie is Chair of the TEE Compliance Group, and has served on the GlobalPlatform Board since 2015. In 2017 she was appointed to GlobalPlatform Secretary and in 2021, she was appointed as GlobalPlatform Chair.
As Vice President, Services at FIME, Stéphanie is responsible for developing new services, understanding international technology trends and ensuring alignment of FIME’s NFC and payments offering.
TEE Security: TEE Attack Expert Sub-Working Group Chair
Mr. Damour attends and contributes to GlobalPlatform’s Card Security and Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Security Working Groups and has also been appointed as TEE Attack Experts Working Group Chair.
Following 13 years as a certification leader within a licensed information technology security evaluation facility (ITSEF), Christian joined FIME in 2011 to develop and manage the company’s security offering. He has extensive experience with a variety of certification schemes including Common Criteria product and system security.
TEE Specifications Working Group Chair
Mr. Felton has served as Chair of GlobalPlatform’s TEE Specification Working Group, part of the TEE Committee, since 2011.
Mr. Felton joined Trustonic in 2012, as part of its creation as a joint venture by ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient. Mr. Felton has driven deployment and understanding of TEE based security technology since its creation and has been an active contributor to the Trusted Computing Group Mobile Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 developments, Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) Advanced Trusted Environment (ATE) standards and GlobalPlatform Specifications.
TEE Security: TEE Lab Sub-Working Group Chair
Internet of Trust
Ms. Lavatelli has been elected as Chair of GlobalPlatform’s TEE Lab Sub-Working Group.
As co-founder and CTO of Internet of Trust, Ms. Lavetelli has large expertise in the design and set up of security evaluation programs, in particular for smartcards, terminals, mobile devices and content protection. She is the lead author of numerous Protection Profiles and evaluation methodologies and participates actively to a number of international standardisation working groups.
Ms. Lavatelli participates in a number of standardization groups including ISCI, JTEMS and GlobalPlatform, and actively contributes to the usage and adoption of Common Criteria.
TEE Security Working Group Chair
Mr. Sibert has been elected as Chair of the TEE Security Working Group.
Mr. Sibert is Security Architect at Apple, working on security features in the space of SE and TEE. Prior to this, he worked on cryptography and information security in general at Orange, NXP, ST- Ericsson and then STMicroelectronics, supporting the deployment of TEE technology since its inception. Mr. Sibert has published 20 academic papers and is the inventor of more than 30 patents in embedded and information security.
TEE Committee Chair
Richard is on the Board of Directors, and is also the Chair of the TEE Committee and Automotive Task Force at GlobalPlatform where he contributes to the organization’s technical initiatives bringing over 30 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry.
Interested in participating in the TEE Committee?