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December 2016


LETTER FROM GLOBALPLATFORM’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – KEVIN GILLICK

We were pleased to welcome so many of our members to GlobalPlatform’s Fall meetings that took place on 14-18 November 2016 in Paris, and would like to thank everyone who participated.

This year, in addition to hosting several individual technical committee and task force meetings, we brought together the Mobile, Internet of Things and Identity Task Forces to share a unique ‘combined’ meeting to focus on Consumer and Industrial IoT topics common to all three groups. The combined meeting also included an IoT Workshop. This unique format engaged members in discussions about wearable technology, connected cars and the work taking place in other industry bodies such as the FIDO Alliance and the PRPL Foundation. We were also treated to an outside perspective on IoT technologies and trends from Frost & Sullivan and Beecham Research.

Presentations from the Joint Task Force meeting are posted in the Advisory Council page of the members’ website. Presentations from the IoT Workshop are located in the All-Member page.



SIMalliance transfers ownership of the Open Mobile API Specifications to GlobalPlatform
Industry bodies collaborate to expand secure element access for secure mobile services. Find out more.
GlobalPlatform TEE Conference: Connected Device Security for Today and Tomorrow
A round-up of the industry’s only TEE event is now available to watch online.

GlobalPlatform TEE Hackathon: Code and Compete for Connected Device Security
The highlights reel is now available to watch online.
New specifications available for public and member download
We have updated the GlobalPlatform Card Specification. Find out more.
New documents available for review
Read a summary of the documents that are currently available for download and review.
IoT – With the Best
Our Technical Program Manager’s presentation is available on GlobalPlatform TV.
Did you miss?
GlobalPlatform made simple guide: Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). Find out more.
Upcoming speaker activity
Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, is speaking at the IoT Tech Expo in January. Find out more.
Member Benefits
Check out the latest event registration discounts exclusively available to GlobalPlatform Members.


SIMalliance transfers ownership of the Open Mobile API Specifications to GlobalPlatform (top)

SIMalliance has announced that it is transferring ownership of its established Open Mobile API (OMAPI) Specification to GlobalPlatform. The OMAPI Specification defines how mobile applications may access different Secure Elements (SEs), including the UICC and Embedded Secure Elements (eSEs) in a mobile device and is currently referenced by GSMA, mandated by EMVCo in devices used for contactless payments, and implemented in over 250 models of Android NFC smartphone.

This transfer of ownership will ensure that the technical specification continues to evolve in line with the wider secure chip ecosystem, which is fully represented by the GlobalPlatform membership. For more information, visit the GlobalPlatform website.


4th annual GlobalPlatform TEE Conference: Connected Device Security for Today and Tomorrow (top)

Watch highlights from GlobalPlatform’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Conference in Oct 2016. This is the industry’s only TEE event and showcases the latest developments, demos, and new use cases.


GlobalPlatform TEE Hackathon: Code and Compete for Connected Device Security (top)

The GlobalPlatform Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Hackathon attracted students and developers from the internet of things (IoT), security and fintech sectors to apply their best ideas to the TEE ecosystem. Developers were invited to compete for cash prizes and the chance to present their trusted applications to TEE experts at GlobalPlatform’s 4th Annual TEE Conference. 12 applications and projects were developed, with hardware provided by Sequitur Labs, and the top 3 projects were rewarded with cash prizes by Samsung.

Check out our hackathon highlights video:


New specifications for download (top)

The following specifications are now available for members and the public:


Documents for review (top)

The following document is currently available for member review:

  • GlobalPlatform IoT Task Force secure boot and remote attestation functionalities on GlobalPlatform / Java Card architecture version v0.0.1.19 – This document identifies useful IoT functionalities that are not already supported by GlobalPlatform Secure Elements, and describes how they can be implemented and deployed to a secure chip platform that supports the GlobalPlatform Card specifications and the Java Card Platform. It describes an interoperable way of implementing and deploying the functionalities as a Java Card Applet and deploying them on an embedded secure chip. This could include a description of how the TPM specifications from the Trusted Computing Group can be combined with GlobalPlatform / Java Card technologies to increase the value of the secure chip, especially for M2M and IoT devices.

    Members, please share your comments by Wednesday 21 December 2016.

Hank Chavers discusses IoT security during the virtual ‘IoT – With The Best’ Conference (top)

GlobalPlatform’s Technical Program Manager, Hank Chavers, joined a number of esteemed IoT experts to participate in the virtual ‘IoT – With the Best’ Conference on 29 October 2016. During his presentation ‘Securing the Internet of Things: Privacy, Authentication and Trust for Billions of Things’ Hank provides an insight into IoT security use cases, the role of the Trusted Execution Environment and an explanation of a trusted application manager.

Watch his presentation now.


Did you miss? GlobalPlatform made simple guide: Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) (top)

GlobalPlatform has produced ‘made simple guides’ in order to offer insight into its specifications, their uses and the value that they can bring to the marketplace.

Smart connected devices, such as smartphones, set-top-boxes and IoT devices, are intrinsic to daily life: they are used for business, social interactions, making purchases and enjoying media content. All of this data, however, is susceptible to attacks from hackers and the millions of downloadable applications represent an even larger opportunity for fraudsters.

Learn more about TEE and how it can secure smart connected devices from these dangers by reading the TEE made simple guide.


Upcoming speaker activity (top)

Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, is speaking at IoT Tech Expo (23-24 January, London). Gil is participating in a panel entitled, ‘Creating a standards framework for IoT’ on Tuesday 24 January, 10:20am – 11:00am.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the latest interviews and product demonstrations exclusively from the TEE conference on GlobalPlatformTV! Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Youku to receive notifications when this content goes live.


With kind regards,

Kevin Gillick



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7-10 February: Fort Lauderdale
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27 February-2 March: Barcelona
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