GlobalPlatform is inviting service and platform providers, software vendors and device manufacturers to attend a free, one-day seminar to learn how the mobile industry is coming together to standardize security run-time execution in mobile handsets.
The event, titled “Leveraging the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) to Develop Secure Applications on Mobile Devices,” aims to facilitate the mass deployment of secure mobile applications by educating attendees about the TEE – a secure area that resides in the main processor of a mobile phone and guarantees that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment.
According to GlobalPlatform, the TEE’s ability to offer safe execution of authorized security software, aka trusted applications,enables it to enforce protection, confidentiality, integrity and the access rights of data belonging to those trusted applications.
“Delegates attending the seminar will learn about the vast opportunity presented by the TEE for the development of trusted applications which can be run securely in open environments, such as Android, Windows Phone and Linux,” said GlobalPlatform in a release. “Trusted applications require a high level of security and include, for example, mobile payments, digital rights management and content protection.”
The seminar, which is being sponsored by Giesecke & Devrient, ST Ericsson, Texas Instruments and Trusted Logic, will explore usage and benefits of the TEE from the perspectives of both hardware and software providers. Specific considerations for Application Program Interfaces (APIs) will be outlined and the entire ecosystem will be examined in context of the requirements for ensuring the end-to-end security of the TEE, including technology compliance and certification to known industry standards.
Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director at GlobalPlatform, comments: “GlobalPlatform is committed to standardizing the TEE, to make available an interoperable solution for securing trusted applications on mobile devices. The more engagement we achieve within these work efforts from organizations and individuals who can help to enrich and grow the TEE ecosystem, the better it will be for all. This technology offers a real commercial advantage to individual organizations, and will ultimately deliver significant benefits to the mobile services marketplace as a whole.”
The invite-only seminar will take place on 5 October 2011, in San Jose, California.
Software vendors and handset manufacturers can request an invitation by filling out an enquiry form here.