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GlobalPlatform celebrates 20th year in the industry with the launch of new initiatives and confirming new Board of Directors

GlobalPlatform has hailed its 20th year as a strategic milestone in its mission to create collaborative and open ecosystems in which stakeholders can efficiently deliver innovative digital services, while providing greater security, privacy, simplicity and convenience for users. Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, comments: “Twenty years ago, we set out to create an environment for experts to develop the foundations for innovative digital services and devices. Billions of...

GlobalPlatform announces free technical workshop on Secure Elements use in IoT devices

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, alongside prime sponsor Oracle and supporting sponsors STMicroelectronics and Able Device, is hosting a free technical workshop in Nuremberg on Thursday February 27, 2020. The full day workshop will educate delegates on the value of Secure Elements (SEs) to secure and enrich the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Workshop on Secure Elements (SE) The workshop offers project managers, security experts, product sup...

GlobalPlatform displays IoTopia device security at IoT Solutions World Congress 2019

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announces the launch of IoTopia, a comprehensive framework for IoT security. Building on GlobalPlatform’s previous work to secure the IoT, IoTopia proposes a common framework for standardising the design, certification, deployment and management of IoT devices. IoTopia device security will be testable and meet vertical and geographical market requirements by building upon the following four foundational pillars: Secu...

GlobalPlatform appoints Chris Steck as Strategic Director for IoT security

Given the increasing need for internet of things (IoT) device security and trust, GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has appointed a Strategic Director with significant expertise in IoT development and deployment. Chris Steck, Head of Standardisation, IoT & Industries at Cisco, a full member of GlobalPlatform, will work to accelerate the organisation’s work on IoT security. He will provide strategic guidance to the Board of Directors on GlobalPlatfor...

GlobalPlatform to host free-to-attend technical workshops to explain deployment and use of secure devices

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, will host free-to-attend technical workshops in Shenzhen, China on 24th and 25th September. Both workshops will focus on device security and the deployment and use of secure devices. The agendas on both days are identical and will investigate key GlobalPlatform technologies and provide participants with opportunities to interact with subject matter experts. Presentations will explore Root of Trust and secure component technol...

GlobalPlatform announces Device Security Workshop in Washington, to focus on government sector applications

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, will bring its device security workshop to Washington DC on Thursday June 6, 2019. The day will demonstrate how GlobalPlatform specifications serve as a framework to build a secure connected world and are relevant to those involved in the development, deployment and use of trustworthy devices, with emphasis on their use in the government sector. Enterprise ID and IoT technologies Delegates joining the free workshop will gain...

GlobalPlatform publishes world’s first open specifications to facilitate the standardisation of integrated secure elements

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published the world’s first open specifications to facilitate the standardisation of integrated secure elements. Chip, device and firmware developers now have a standardised way to load and manage firmware – combining the secure operating system (OS), applications and data – in a secure and isolated area of a device’s System on Chip (SoC). Existing Secure Elements (SEs) – such as SIMs, smart...

GlobalPlatform announces its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2019

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announces its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2019. Six Board seats were open and after a close election, the following individuals were re-elected to serve a further two-year term: Consecutive years Nils Gerhardt – Group VP and Head of Product and Project Management, Production IT and Professional Services for the Region Americas, Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security. Marc Kekicheff – Vice President of Chip...

GlobalPlatform reports 25 percent increase in the shipment of TEE-enabled processors

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has reported a 25 percent increase in the number of Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)-enabled processors being shipped quarterly, year-on-year. At this rate, it is expected some 10 billion devices will feature TEE-enabled processors by the end of 2018. “The TEE is not a new concept, and standardisation of the technology has been driven by our organisation to support mass market deployment,” explains GlobalPlatfo...

GlobalPlatform releases version 2.3.1 of Card/SE Specification following widespread consumer and M2M deployments

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has released version 2.3.1 of its Card/Secure Element (SE) Specification. The release supports the latest extensions of GlobalPlatform technology following widespread deployments in consumer and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. 100% of the 1 billion SEs embedded in smartphones in the last three years are GlobalPlatform-certified and more than 5.5 billion GlobalPlatform-certified SEs were produced in 2017. Amendment I –...

GlobalPlatform publishes a configuration which simplifies and protects internet of things devices

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, publishes a configuration that simplifies the implementation of Secure Element (SE) specifications for the protection of internet of things (IoT) devices. “At the moment some of the IoT sector are not taking security seriously enough,” explains Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform. “Recent attacks demonstrate that any device can be attacked or infected with malware. Devices can then be used for D...

GlobalPlatform simplifies remote secure management of Trusted Execution Environments and trusted apps

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published two configurations to simplify and expedite the implementation of its Trusted Execution Environment Management Framework (TMF). The configurations offer guidance on the specific parts of the framework that need to be implemented to remotely manage Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) and their trusted applications (TAs) on particular device types. “The original TMF specification is extensive, covering a w...