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RISC-V International And GlobalPlatform Announce Enhancement Of IoT Devices Security Design

GlobalPlatform, the provider for secure digital services and devices, RISC-V International, a global non-profit consortium, announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Collaboration between the two organizations will help accelerate the development of open standards for the hardware design of embedded components in connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes processors embedded with Trusted Execution Environment (TEEs), which are witnessing significant grow...

GlobalPlatform To Help Device Makers And Certification Bodies Adopt The SESIP Methodology

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announces it will help device makers and certification bodies adopt the Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) methodology. This work will bring consistency and trust to the IoT device security certification process, reducing complexity, costs and time to market for IoT stakeholders. An estimated 75.44 billion IoT products will be in the marketplace by 2025. These products are made up of multiple components, w...

GlobalPlatform’s New Specification Simplifies The Communication Between ESEs And Connected Devices

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, publishes a new specification that simplifies the communication between embedded Secure Elements (eSEs) and connected devices. The specification now supports the serial communication interfaces – Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) – that are widely deployed in smartphones, wearables and other internet of things (IoT) devices. Biometrics matching on SE The standardization of the...

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 Standardization, IoT & Industries at Cisco, a full member of GlobalPlatform, will work to accelerate the organization’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 Standardization Of Integrated Secure Elements

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has published the world’s first open specifications to facilitate the standardization of integrated secure elements. Chip, device and firmware developers now have a standardized 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 standardization of the technology has been driven by our organization to support mass market deployment,” explains GlobalPlatfo...