Workshop Overview

On Thursday, 6 June 2019, GlobalPlatform full member G+D Mobile Security will host an open workshop on how GlobalPlatform Specifications serve as a framework to build a secure connected world.

This free-to-attend workshop takes place the day after the Secure Technology Alliances ‘Securing Federal Identity 2019’ Conference in Washington DC, making it an especially relevant and timely extension for attending delegates, or those based in the DC area.

The workshop will offer both technical and business oriented content, providing market and business context for the need to secure our connected world.

Who should attend:

All those interested in device security and responsible for deploying devices in government, including program / project managers, security experts, product suppliers and technical consultants, as well as systems integrators involved with government deployment and use of secure devices.

We also welcome business delegates who wish to expand their understanding of security and certification for safeguarding increasingly connected ecosystems.  The workshop is open to both GlobalPlatform members and non-members.

Workshop Agenda

GlobalPlatform: A Framework to Build a Secure Connected World

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hosted by G+D Mobile Security

10:00 – 11:00    Core GlobalPlatform activities and overview

The day will begin with an exploration of GlobalPlatform’s mission, vision and value proposition. We will look at markets addressed by GlobalPlatform Specifications – including consumer and industrial IoT and enterprise ID – and their individual security requirements. The session will also explain how GlobalPlatform Specifications ‘fit together’ to enhance interoperability and security.


  • Kevin Gillick, Executive Director, GlobalPlatform
  • Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform
  • Nils Gerhardt, Chair of the Consumer IoT Task Force and Board of Directors, GlobalPlatform

11:00 – 12:30    GlobalPlatform security and certification

The second session investigates the importance of applying a security mindset when developing an IoT device. Depending on the type of digital service enabled by a device, the market requirements and risk assessment for that service need to be evaluated. To facilitate the identification of the security needs, levels of security must be readily available and in a standardized and verifiable manner. Speakers will focus on the need for simple devices to deploy trusted IDs and a Root-of-Trust, alongside sophisticated use-cases protected by Secure Elements (SEs) and Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs).


  • Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform
  • Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chair of the Security Task Force, GlobalPlatform

12:30 – 1:15    Lunch

1:15 – 2:15    Device security – Root of Trust and Chain of Trust

This session will deliver an overview and explanation of GlobalPlatform’s vision for trustworthy connected devices. It will also highlight the organization’s emphasis on device security, alongside the foundational security approach built by a Root of Trust and delivered by a Chain of Trust. This focus is a key element to enhance service-to-device connectivity (enrollment, update and privacy protection).


  • Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chair of the Security Task Force, GlobalPlatform

2:15- 3:15    Device Trust Architecture (DTA)

Building on the previous session, our DTA presentation will provide an overview and explanation of GlobalPlatform’s vision and work products for a standardized and secure Device Trust Architecture. With a baseline understanding of the framework established, we will progress to discussing security services – especially attestation – focusing on simplicity and standardization for easy adoption.

This standardization effort will offer service providers new functionality for securing and enhancing application security thanks to the Chain of Trust and attestation mechanism.


  • Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform

3:15 – 3:45    Afternoon coffee

3:45 – 5:00    Secure component technology update and outlook

The workshop will conclude with an open discussion on secure components, focusing on GlobalPlatform’s work in the marketplace with industry partners, government agencies and contributing members. Topics will include:

  • Secure Element (SE) update, including iSE, eSE and biometrics
  • Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) update, also including biometrics
  • Quantum safe migration strategy
  • Cryptography algorithm recommendations


  • Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform
  • Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Chair of the Security Task Force, GlobalPlatform

5:00 Wrap Up


Delegates attending ‘GlobalPlatform: A Framework to Build a Secure Connected World’ will learn from some of the industry’s foremost experts on securing digital services and devices.

Speakers you will hear from include:

As Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications within worldwide markets. Mr. Gillick coordinates and manages the organization’s strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors. He works closely with GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, all three of the organization’s technical committees – Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces. Mr. Gillick is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and the GlobalPlatform membership.

Prior to his appointment to a full-time role within GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick held various marketing and business development at a range of multi-national technology (or technology-based) corporations.

Mr. Gillick has served as GlobalPlatform’s full-time Executive Director since 2006.

Mr. Bernabeu is the Technical Advisor for the Standardization and Technology Department at Gemalto. In this role, he supports Gemalto’s marketing and product groups to deploy trusted and convenient digital services.

Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform’s specifications to deploy secure services. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform’s central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization’s three technical committees – Secure Element (SE), Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Trusted Platform Services (TPS) – and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces with external partners.

Mr. Gerhardt is GlobalPlatform’s Chairman and also serves as Chair of the Consumer IoT Task Force. Mr. Gerhardt joined Giesecke + Devrient MS (G+D MS) in 2004, and as Group VP and head of product and project management, production IT and professional services for the region AMERICAS, has global product responsibility for financial institutions. Within this role he oversees product and project management, including product marketing and certification.

Mr. Gerhardt joined the GlobalPlatform Board of Directors in 2015 and also serves as Chair of the Consumer IoT Task Force.

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.

Travel & Venue

Hosted by G+D Mobile Security
45925 Horseshoe Drive
Dulles, Virginia 20166

Limited Seating

Seating for this workshop is limited. In order to avoid disappointment, please register now.

As seating is limited, we politely request you inform the GlobalPlatform Secretariat should you be unable to attend after registering.

To register for the Workshop

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