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2020 “Bertrand” Award Winner finally received his Award
Volker Gerstenberger, the former Business Committee Chairman & President of the JCF, had been nominated in 2020 by his former JCF colleagues for a Bertrand Award. Following COVID restrictions, we were finally able to present him with the Award in June 2021.
More details can be found here.
President’s Perspective – JCF addresses future security challenges at its virtual Plenary meeting
The JCF held its first 2021 Plenary Meeting from March 16th to 18th, 2021. The focus of this plenary meeting was mostly around discussing potential new features for the future releases of Java Card, to meet the security demands of emerging technologies and markets.
Read the full article here.
President’s Perspective – JCF addresses key security challenges at its virtual Plenary meeting
The JCF held its 2nd Annual Plenary Meeting from October 13th to 15th, 2020. This was the opportunity to reflect on the Java Card 3.1 specification released a little less than two years ago and prepare for the new challenges ahead.
Read full article here.
JCF 2020 Webinar Series
The JCF is planning a Series of 6 Webinars in Q4 of 2020, to share with you insights into why Java Card should be the platform of choice in the IoT domain. This Series is FREE OF CHARGE and you can attend as many of the Webinars as you want. Click here to find out which use cases are being covered and to register.
Java Card Closed Configuration Protection Profile version 3.1 now Available
The Java Card Closed Configuration Protection Profile version 3.1 has been certified and published under the German Scheme by Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI).
More details about the new PP can be found on the BSI website: https://www.bsi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Zertifikate_CC/PP/aktuell/PP_0101_0101V2.html
Java Card Open Configuration Protection Profile version 3.1 now Available
The Java Card Open Configuration Protection Profile version 3.1 has been certified and published under the German Scheme by Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI).
More details about the new PP can be found on the BSI website: https://www.bsi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Zertifikate_CC/PP/aktuell/PP_0099_0099V2.html
JCF elects new Business Committee Chairman and President
After 4 dynamic years at the helm of the JCF, Volker Gerstenberger has stepped down as Business Committee Chairman and President of the Forum, as he will no longer be participating in the JCF.
Jean-Daniel Aussel from Thales was unanimously voted into the position of Business Committee Chairman and JCF President by the Members and began his new roles at the beginning of April.
Find out more about Jean-Daniel’s intentions for the future of the JCF here.
The work of the Java Card Forum is never complete – even before the latest Version of the Java Card platform has been published, JCF Members are already compiling recommendations for the next Release.
JCF continues to drive IoT Security at its Plenary meeting in Bucharest
The JCF held its 2nd Annual Plenary Meeting in Bucharest from October 15th -17th hosted by Oracle.
Java Card Forum selects first Annual “Bertrand” Award Winner
To celebrate the work of Bertrand du Castel (one of the Founder members of the JCF), who sadly passed away in February 2019, the Java Card Forum (JCF) has worked with his family to initiate an Annual Award in his memory: The “Bertrand”.
During an Award Ceremony at the Plenary meeting in Bucharest, Alexandre Frey was announced as the winner of the first ever “Bertrand”.
Find out more here.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Bertrand du Castel on February 11th 2019, a man who many see as the champion of the Java Card platform and one of the founders of the Java Card Forum. But rather than lament his demise, the JCF want to celebrate his life – his dedication, passion, belief and determination that brought a new operating system to life and nurtured it to maturity.
Read our tribute to the great man here.
Java Card for the Internet of Things
While device growth brings transformative effects to several industries and to people’s daily lives, it also induces an additional level of system complexity to the infrastructure that will handle device data.
Release of Java Card 3.1 provides the Foundation for IoT Security
The Java Card Forum (JCF) and Oracle proudly announce the release of Java Card 3.1, which is a major milestone platform update, facilitating the development of advanced security services for existing mar-kets and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The JCF have been working in close co-operation with Oracle, providing recommendations for the new specification and the release is a testament to this long-standing partnership of over 20 years.
Read the whole Release here
Building the Foundation for End-to-End IoT Security – new Whitepaper available
The Java Card Forum and Oracle have released a Whitepaper explaining how Java Card technology is ideally placed when it comes to securing the IoT sector.
Topics covered in the Whitepaper include:
* Security challenges in IoT
* Securing the IoT with Java Card
* IoT use-case examples and solutions with Java Card:
* Secure Network Access & Communication
* Secure Gateway Authentication & Communication
* Smart Metering & Smart grid
* Vehicle Communication Security
Download your free copy here
Java Card Forum produces an Infographic to show how Java Card secures the IoT space
As more machines and devices become connected, there is a real concern about security and trust in the IoT sector. The JCF have produced an Infographic to show how Java Card technology not only secures current IoT systems, but also ensures future-proof end-to-end security from edge devices to the IoT Cloud.
View the full Infographic here.