GlobalSign has strong, long term partnerships with a number of leading technology providers and professional bodies and deliver highly optimized PKI and trusted solutions.


Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) focuses on eliminating phishing and email spoofing attacks. It shares information about the problem and promotes the visibility and adoption of industry solutions by bringing together businesses affected by phishing attacks as well as those that provide security solutions and law enforcement. GlobalSign has been a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group for several years.

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CA/B Forum

The Certificate Authority Browser Forum (CA/Browser Forum) is a voluntary organization of leading certificate authorities (CAs) and vendors of Internet browser software and other applications. Members of the CA/Browser Forum have worked closely together in defining the guidelines and means of implementation for the Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate standard as a way of providing a heightened security for Internet transactions and creating a more intuitive method of displaying secure sites to Internet users.

GlobalSign’s Steve Roylance initiated the CA/B Forum in 2005, and as one of the founding members, GlobalSign plays a critical role in determining baseline requirements and other Certificate policies.

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Certificate Authority Security Council

The Certificate Authority Security Council is comprised of leading global Certificate Authorities that are committed to the exploration and promotion of best practices that advance trusted SSL deployment and CA operations as well as the security of the internet in general. While not a standards-setting organization, the CASC works collaboratively to improve understanding of critical policies and their potential impact on the internet infrastructure.

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DTCE (Digital Trust and Compliance Europe)

DTCE is a trade association (registered under Belgian law) that represents the interests of ICT trust and compliance vendors and practitioners across Europe. It brings together 'local' expertise from multiple jurisdictions across Europe to ensure that EU wide legislation and best practice is applied fairly and equally by the relevant VAT authorities.

DTCE members petition responsible government departments and individuals to highlight/alert areas of contention. GlobalSign through its wide customer base signs 10s of millions of electronic invoices across Europe every year and whole heartedly supports the DTCE initiative to accelerate the acceptance of eInvoices in order to meet the EU's goal of billions of €'s of savings.

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Industrial Internet Consortium

The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices. Membership includes small and large technology innovators, vertical market leaders, researchers, universities and government organizations.

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NAESB WEQ-12 Committee

At the request of the Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) chair, Kathy York, a new subcommittee has been created to review and revise the WEQ-012 standards related to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Jim Buccigross, 8760, Inc., will preside as the chair of the subcommittee. The PKI subcommittee will report to the WEQ Executive Committee and will be responsible for proposing modifications to or new WEQ-012 PKI standards. GlobalSign is an active member of the WEQ-012 sub committee tasked with shaping the upcoming WEQ-12 3.0 Authorized Certificate Authority guidelines. GlobalSign is a NAESB Authorized CA.

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Online Trust Alliance

Online Trust Alliance (OTA) OTA’s mission is to create an online trust community, promoting business practices and technologies to enhance consumer trust and the vitality of interactive marketing , ecommerce, governmental and online financial services. Through its member companies, governmental organizations and organization affiliates, OTA represents over one million businesses and 750 million users worldwide with regional chapters in Asia Pacific, Canada and Europe. OTA is a member of leading organizations including the Anti-Phishing Working Group, (APWG), Digital PhishNet, InfraGard, and the London Action Plan, (LAP) .

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TCG (Trusted Computing Group)

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, industry standards for trusted computing building blocks and software interfaces across multiple platforms. GlobalSign provides added value to stakeholders inside TCG through Certificate Authority activities. ST Microelectronics is one such member, using GlobalSign to certify their SHA256 Trusted Platform Module Certificate Authority.

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