GlobalPlatform & Institute for Information Industry Announce Partnership to Advance Taiwan’s Cybersecurity Goals
July 2023 by Marc Jacob
GlobalPlatform and the Institute for Information Industry (III), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Taiwan in bolstering digital transformation and enhancing the cyber resilience of its technology supply chains.
Cybersecurity for the digital economy
The mission of the III is to promote the innovation and application of Taiwan’s information communication technologies (ICT) and assist in the development of Taiwan’s digital economy. GlobalPlatform empowers stakeholders across industries with standardized technologies and certifications for trusted digital services and devices that address business, security, regulatory and data protection needs.
The MoU reflects the commitment of Taiwan’s ICT industry to combatting cyberattacks, a government priority following 30 million targeted threats each month in 2022. It will enable GlobalPlatform and III to bring together key stakeholders from across Taiwan’s semiconductor supply chain. This collaboration will facilitate the exchange of security expertise and alignment on the adoption of internationally recognized standards that combat cybercrime by ensuring security-by-design and trust through certification. This includes aligning local requirements with global cybersecurity regulations through the adoption of GlobalPlatform’s Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) methodology, which is used by both national and private certification bodies to create and manage IoT cybersecurity certification schemes.
Mapping IoT cybersecurity compliance with SESIP
Different countries and regions are defining security, privacy or resilience regulations that request specific security features to be evaluated. SESIP addresses this challenge by mapping to other standards from bodies including ETSI, ISO/IEC and NIST, providing a common and optimized approach for evaluating security and demonstrating trust.