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Karen Quatromoni
Industrial Internet Consortium
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The Industrial Internet Consortium and GlobalPlatform Announce Liaison

Trustworthiness essential to IIoT market adoption

NEEDHAM, MA – December 20, 2018 The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, announce today they have agreed to a liaison to work together to advance their shared interests. Under the agreement, the IIC and GlobalPlatform will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Joint activities between the IIC and GlobalPlatform will include:

  • The exchange of technical information to drive the rollout of security technologies and best practices for IIoT and related market segments, including:
    • Technical specifications
    • Best practices guides
    • Whitepapers
    • Use cases
  • Collaboration on joint technical and tactical activities to identify and share good security practices, including:
    • Workshops
    • Marketing activities and promotion
    • Webinars

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director, GlobalPlatform, comments: “The liaison relationship between our two associations will enable the acceleration of Industry 4.0 by ensuring that all devices can be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle. The success of the IIoT ecosystem depends upon the creation of collaborative and open ecosystems in which all stakeholders can efficiently deliver innovative digital services. To provide greater security, privacy, simplicity and convenience for users, it is important that organizations like GlobalPlatform and the IIC work together to achieve these shared goals.”

“We are delighted to work with GlobalPlatform and its members to enable secure services and devices in the Industrial IoT ecosystem,” says Wael William Diab, Liaison Working Group Chair, Secretary of the IIC Steering Committee and Senior Director at Huawei. “Trustworthiness is essential to accelerating the industrial digitization and market adoption of IIoT. We look forward to the collaboration between our groups.”

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with GlobalPlatform is one of a number of agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group.  For a list of current liaisons, click here.

About Industrial Internet Consortium
The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading membership program transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIC delivers a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes. The Industrial Internet Consortium is a program of the Object Management Group® (OMG®). For more information, visit

About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform is a non-profit industry association driven by over 100 member companies. Members share a common goal to develop GlobalPlatform’s specifications, which are today highly regarded as the international standard for enabling digital services and devices to be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle.

GlobalPlatform protects digital services by standardizing and certifying a security hardware/firmware combination, known as a secure component, which acts as an on-device trust anchor. This facilitates collaboration between service providers and device manufacturers, empowering them to ensure adequate security within all devices to protect against threats.

GlobalPlatform specifications also standardize the secure management of digital services and devices once deployed in the field. Altogether, GlobalPlatform enables convenient and secure digital service delivery to end users, while supporting privacy, regardless of market sector or device type. Devices secured by GlobalPlatform include smartphones, tablets, set top boxes, wearables, connected cars, other Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and smart cards.

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