HAYWARD, Calif., July 31, 2001 - Certicom (Nasdaq: CERT; TSE: CIC), a leading provider of mobile e-business security, today announced the first Bay Area Summit on Wireless Security to be held Wednesday, August 8 at the W Hotel in San Francisco, California. 

According to International Data Corp., in the United States alone, the number of wireless devices with two-way access to the Internet is expected to increase to 61.5 million by 2003. Securing the exchange among wireless devices and corporate networks is fundamental to long-term business success, but there is still much debate about best practices in the development and deployment of wireless security. At the Bay Area Summit on Wireless Computing, technology experts from Certicom, Cisco and Deloitte & Touche will discuss the market trends for wireless, including perspectives on the current and future state of wireless security; issues involving security management; an overview of a wireless enterprise deployment; and some industry specific implementation methods for transforming and deploying wireless initiatives throughout an enterprise. 

Experts will also discuss their unique visions for transforming wired environments into wireless by leveraging existing enterprise assets. Presentations will cover real-world solutions and case studies that are extensible to the delivery of wireless applications. An exploration of applied methods that have been used by early adopters of wireless security technologies will also be included. 

Registration for The Bay Area Summit on Wireless Computing will begin at noon and the first session will begin at 1:00pm. Technology forums and interactive discussions will continue until 5:00pm and will be followed by a hosted cocktail reception. The cost to attend is $195 per person. Special arrangements have been made for media and analyst participation. Please contact Carol Paterson at Lois Paul & Partners at 415.262.1908 orcarol_paterson@lpp.com for more information. 

For more information on the Bay Area Summit on Wireless Computing and a full agenda, or to register online, please visit http://www.certicom.com/bayareasummit/. 

About Certicom 
Certicom is a leading provider of information security software and services, specializing in solutions for mobile e-business. The company's products and services are specifically designed to address the challenges imposed by a wireless data environment. Certicom's solutions incorporate its efficient encryption technology and are based on industry standards for information security that utilize public key cryptography. Certicom's products are currently licensed to more than 200 customers including Cisco Systems, Inc., Handspring Inc., Motorola, Inc., Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, Inc., Palm, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., Research In Motion Ltd. and Sony International (Europe) GmbH. Certicom's headquarters and worldwide sales and marketing operations are based in the Silicon Valley in Hayward. For more information, visit Certicom's Web site at http://www.certicom.com. 

Certicom is a trademark of Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 

Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, those relating to the acceptance of mobile and wireless devices and the continued growth of e-commerce and m-commerce, the increase of the demand for mutual authentication in m-commerce transactions, the acceptance of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) technology as an industry standard, the market acceptance of our principal products and sales of our customer's products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the possibility of our products infringing patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of product development. Certicom will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect Certicom's financial results is included in the documents Certicom files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities. 

For further information, please contact: 

Lorraine Kauffman Carol Paterson
Corporate Communications Lois Paul & Partners
Certicom Corp. (415) 262-1908
(510) 780-5417 carol_paterson@lpp.com