TEE Committee (formerly Device Committee)

The TEE Committee is chaired by Christophe Colas 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.

Objectives

The aim of the GlobalPlatform TEE Committee is to:

  • Manage, prioritize, develop, maintain and evolve specifications for the TEE, including specifications relating to the:
    • APIs to communicate to a TEE
    • APIs to develop trusted applications running within the TEE and enabling interactions with secure peripherals such as the trusted user interface, biometric peripherals and Secure Elements
    • Management framework for TEEs
    • Configurations to serve a specific class of devices
  • Advance and maintain the GlobalPlatform TEE Functional and Security Certification Programs, to facilitate portability and interoperability of trusted application deployments on different TEE implementations, and to enable standardized security evaluations.
  • Liaise, collaborate and/or coordinate activities with relevant external organizations which perform similar/complementary activities.

Current Priorities

  • Development of new TEE Protection Profile to meet security requirements of different marktets.
  • Development of configurations for the TEE Management Framework (TMF).
  • Evolution of TEE Internal Core APIs to add new cryptographic algorithms and support the newer specifications for trusted user interface and biometry.
Related Content

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.

Download the framework

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.

Download the TEE Protection Profile

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.

View certified products available to purchase
Chairs

Carolina Lavatelli

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.

Christian Damour

TEE Security: TEE Attack Expert Sub-Working Group Chair

FIME

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.

Don Felton

TEE Specifications Working Group Chair

Trustonic

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.

Hervé Sibert

TEE Security Working Group Chair

Apple

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.

Stéphanie El Rhomri

TEE Compliance Working Group Chair

FIME

Ms. El Rhomri is Chair of the TEE Compliance Group, and has served on the GlobalPlatform Board since 2015. In 2017 she was appointed to GlobalPlatform Secretary.

As is Vice President, Technology, at FIME, Ms. El Rhomri is responsible for developing new services, understanding international technology trends and ensuring alignment of FIME’s NFC and payments offering.

Christophe Colas

TEE Committee Chair

Trustonic

Mr. Colas is currently SVP Products at Trustonic. In this role, he is responsible for managing the overall portfolio of Trustonic products focused particularly around application protection. Mr. Colas has participated in the development of several software architectures including Visa Open Platform Terminal Framework which has since transferred to GlobalPlatform.

Mr. Colas has been involved with GlobalPlatform since its inception, and was elected to serve as the association’s Device (now TEE) Committee Chair in 2009. He has also served as a GlobalPlatform Board Director since 2015.

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