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Industrial Internet of Things Task Force (formerly Internet of Things Task Force)

The purpose of GlobalPlatform's Industrial Internet of Things Task Force (I-IoT TF) is to identify, define and evaluate the business and technical requirements necessary to meet the needs of existing and emerging secure services required by industrial products in an increasingly connected world. The Industrial Internet of Things Task Force benefits from the engagement of 179 professionals from 60 member companies.


The scope of activities includes working with the Technical Committees and collaborating through the liaison process with external industry groups and organizations as a way to understand and gather the necessary business requirements.

The deliverables consist of high level requirements, guidelines and white papers that provide the necessary support to the Technical Committees where any required solutions and specifications are developed. The Industrial Internet of Things Task Force also promotes the use of GlobalPlatform technology and specifications within relevant markets and other standardization organizations.

Focusing on key priority topics such as:

  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Industrial controls / proximity security
  • Power distribution and management, smart grids
  • Health and medical equipment
  • Manufacturing equipment, smart factory
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Automotive critical systems, internal ECUs (Electronic Control units)
As part of its activity, the Industrial Internet of Things Task Force collaborates with a number of partners including the Car Connectivity Consortium, EMVCo, ETSI, GSMA, Mobey Forum, Open Mobile Alliance, SIMalliance, the SD Association and NFC Forum.

2017 Priorities

  • Explore means to remotely add services or service providers to a device after it is deployed in the field
  • Identify the diverse range of M2M/IoT security solutions and address different security requirements and use cases. This work will:
    • Protect safety through tamper resistance for unattended devices (SE).
    • Protect privacy from remote attackers through integrated hardware/firmware features (TEE).
  • Detail how a trusted platform module (TPM) can work with a GlobalPlatform-compliant SE.
  • Evaluate how to integrate a SE into a platform boot sequence.
  • Develop awareness of GlobalPlatform Specifications and how they can be implemented within the different IoT ecosystems through partners, including OneM2M, Industrial Internet Consortium, GSMA IoT Task Force, ETSI Service Specific Permissions, ETSI Network Functions Virtualization.

Video: IoT - Managing Security and Risk

2017 Achievements to Date


Sebastian Hans – Industrial IoT Task Force Chair

Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze

Mr. Hans currently serves as Senior Standardization Manager at Oracle, previously Sun Microsystems Inc., where he is responsible for all smart card standardization activities with a strong focus on SIM and UICC technology. While at Sun Microsystems Inc, Mr. Hans has also headed up business development within the telecommunications market and has driven advanced pilot projects for the deployment of Java Card in the banking, insurance and mobile communication markets. Mr. Hans represents Sun Microsystems Inc. in ETSI SCP, 3GPP, OMA and is the Vice Chair of ETSI SCP TEC.

Mr. Hans serves as a GlobalPlatform Board Director and Chair of the Industrial Internet-of-Things Task Force.

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  • GlobalPlatform Members: Members wishing to contribute to this activity can visit the member only website
    to join this task force.
  • Non-Members: To learn about GlobalPlatform membership, please contact secretariat@globalplatform.org.