GlobalPlatform, the organisation responsible for standardising the management of applications on secure chip technology, has enlisted Trustonic as its latest full member. The recenty formed company will share its security expertise for connected devices with GlobalPlatform, helping the industry body to build a scalable end-to-end framework for secure mobile services.
Through its Full Member status, Trustonic is eligible to participate in GlobalPlatform’s Card and System Committees, engage in its market-led task forces, as well as enjoy organizational and technical voting rights and an opportunity to compete for a seat on GlobalPlatform’s Board of Directors.
Trustonic – established as a joint venture involving GlobalPlatform members ARM, Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient – will participate in GlobalPlatform’s work to standardize the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE); a secure area that resides in the main processor of a smartphone (or any smart connected device) and ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment.
Jon Geater, CTO at Trustonic, comments: “Standards are important to drive the acceptance of new technologies. This is particularly true when dealing with secure services, as standards provide stakeholders with confidence that a product will perform as intended. Trustonic will focus on open standards and adherence to GlobalPlatform Specifications to ensure that our technology will not only protect smart connected devices and their services to the highest industry requirements, but also be secure, sustainable and scalable to future market needs.”
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