Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform’s executive director, has outlined his vision for the organization’s road map, long-term areas of focus and priorities for the year ahead.
Gillick discusses GlobalPlatform’s card specification, which has become a well-established standard. When asked about future updates, Gillick reveals that GlobalPlatform are still hard at work to perfect the specification.
Aware of the need to enhance and align the spec with current and future market requirements, Gillick reveals that GlobalPlatform is working on implementation guidelines and configurations for specific markets. Gillick cites last February’s launch of the ID Configuration guideline — a guide to implementing chip-based identity solutions in accordance with Card Specification v2.2 for government— as an example for future updates.
Gillick states that GlobalPlatform expects its ISO Framework update in the coming months. Aligning the GlobalPlatform Card Specification with ISO Standards and the U.S. Generic Identity Command Set Standard, the update will enable GlobalPlatform to adapt and adjust the Card Specification to meet the needs of both contemporary and future markets.
GlobalPlatform also is planning to host a Trusted Service Manager workshop sometime during the summer months.
GlobalPlatform has outlined enhancements to both its Trusted Execution Environment and Secure Element compliance programs and Gillick reveals that there are other plans afoot. In addition to the Secure Element Configuration Compliance Program for microSD and embedded elements, GlobalPlatform plans to qualify test tools for its ID and Secure Element Access Control Configurations.
When asked to peer into his crystal ball and consider the long-term future of GlobalPlatform, Gillick looks first and foremost to the mobile sector.
He states that as GlobalPlatform’s work with Secure Element form factors continues to develop, resources will be allocated to advance both the consumer-centric model and the management of multiple Secure Elements in a mobile device. Part and parcel to these future plans is the eventual establishment of a work group dedicated to web security and its connection to the multiple secure applications of the end-user.