Annual conference attracts researchers and adopters of cutting edge cryptography
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (August 10, 2006) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced that Dr. Matthew Campagna, manager, Security Technology Division of Pitney Bowes Inc, a leading provider of mailstream solutions, will speak at “ECC Around the World,” the Certicom ECC Conference, on November at 14-16 in Toronto, Canada.
At the conference, Dr. Campagna will discuss the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC)-based technology to secure stored value in sporadically connected devices. As part of his responsibilities at Pitney Bowes, Dr. Campagna continually researches low cost devices for the purpose of postage evidencing. ECC uniquely meets many of the security and engineering requirements for managing and securing these devices and the services they provide. Additionally he will highlight the growing trend towards engineering low cost, low computing power and higher bit security solutions and the effectiveness of an elliptic curve certificate authority to solve many key management problems in this area.
The Certicom ECC Conference offers a forum for discussing pure mathematics and real-world applications of the 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.”
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, has identified ECC-based security mechanisms as the recommended technology for protecting 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
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides the world's most comprehensive suite of mailstream software, hardware, services and solutions to help companies manage their flow of mail, documents and packages to improve communications. Pitney Bowes, with $5.6 billion in annual revenue, takes an all-inclusive view of its customers' operations, helping organizations of all sizes enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from an optimized mailstream. The company's 86 years of technological leadership have produced many major mailstream innovations, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owners Association's list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 34,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes services more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at http://www.pb.com/
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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