ETSI Releases 3 Specifications for New Security Platform
Monday, November 18, 2019 | Comments

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Technical Committee Smart Card Platform released three technical specifications to launch a new security platform called Smart Secure Platform (SSP).

The same committee standardized the former generations of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards.

“ETSI specified the first SIM card in the late 1980s as well as the secure platform for all the following generations of SIMs,” said Klaus Vedder, chairman of the ETSI Technical Committee Smart Card Platform. “With 5G and IoT (internet of things) coming up, there was a need to go beyond this field-proven platform and think of innovative form factors and features that would address new market requirements and provide a secure platform for all security-sensitive industry sectors.”

The ETSI Smart Secure Platform offers an open platform for multiple applications with various physical interfaces and form factors. The new flexible file system and built-in capabilities support several authentication methods, as well as features defined for a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) — the current security platform used, for instance, for the SIM card — such as a toolkit or a contactless interface.

SSP is a highly secure, scalable, cost-efficient solution optimized to fit many requirements, including IoT applications and hosting several applications such as banking and payment, ID management and access to mobile networks. Furthermore, the SSP is backwards compatible with the UICC.

The three specifications cover the general technical characteristics of the SSP, and further specifications will follow.

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