Annual conference attracts researchers and adopters of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC)
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (June 14, 2006)–Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced that Dr. John Manferdelli, Distinguished Engineer and General Manager of Incubation for Advanced Policy and Strategy in the office of the CTO at Microsoft Corp., will be the keynote speaker at the Certicom ECC Conference, on November at 14-16 in Toronto, Canada.
The annual Certicom ECC Conference offers a forum for discussing pure mathematics and real-world applications of cryptography, as well as evolving security standards. The three-day conference attracts cryptography leaders in academia and the security industry from around the world.
“ECC is found in nearly every major cryptography standard in the world and its adoption continues to grow,” said Dr. Scott Vanstone, Certicom founder and EVP strategic technology. “As proponents of ECC, we are confident that it will soon become the de facto public-key scheme for securing electronic assets.”
At the conference, Manferdelli will discuss the ECC support that will be included in Windows Vista and some of the benefits of ECC for software developers. Manferdelli will also examine how the role of interoperability has helped to accelerate the adoption and use of ECC in the software industry.
ECC is used in a growing number of industries – ranging from consumer electronics, wireless devices and semiconductors to financial services and government. The U.S. government, through the NSA, recommends ECC-based security technology for the protection of government communications. Its implementations are used to protect content, securely transmit data and digitally sign documents. The small size of ECC algorithms is the main driver behind its popularity.
For more information about the Certicom ECC Conference or to register, visit: www.certicom.com/conference2006
Certicom protects the value of your content, applications and devices with government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for classified and sensitive but unclassified government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the undisputed leader in ECC, Certicom security offerings are currently licensed to more than 300 customers including General Dynamics, Motorola, Oracle, Research In Motion and Unisys. Founded in 1985, Certicom's corporate offices are in Mississauga, ON, Canada with worldwide sales headquarters in Reston, VA and offices in the US, Canada and Europe. Visit www.certicom.com
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