Annual conference provides forum to discuss leading edge cryptography, latest standards and applications
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (September 12, 2006) – Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today announced that Michael Epstein, manager of technology and standards at Philips Electronics Intellectual Property Division, will speak at the Certicom ECC Conference on November 14-16 in Toronto, Canada.
Epstein will talk about DisplayPort Content Protection (DPCP), a new standard that secures the DisplayPort™ interface between a personal computer and a display or speakers. DisplayPort was announced May 3, 2006 by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). Epstein will discuss the details of the standard and explain how elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is used to efficiently authenticate legitimate devices. As well, Epstein will show how DPCP uses cryptography to efficiently encrypt large streams of data, saving hardware space and thereby reducing costs.
“As higher performance display and source technologies are introduced, the demands on the interface and content protection schemes become even greater. DPCP protects copyrighted material from inappropriate use, ensuring that only legitimate parties have access to the communication,” said Epstein. “Content protection has long been a difficult problem but, DPCP, a second generation standard that uses ECC, helps to overcome issues not addressed by other schemes.”
“Content owners are investing billions of dollars in digital content and want it protected by the latest security features. DPCP uses ECC to provide a high level of protection without affecting performance,” said Dr. Scott Vanstone, Certicom founder and EVP strategic technology. “Because of its efficiency, strength and long crypto shelf life, ECC is being used in many content protection schemes and its adoption continues to grow.”
ECC is used in a growing number of sectors ranging from consumer electronics, wireless devices and semiconductors to government and financial services. Its implementations are used to protect content, securely transmit data and digitally sign documents and transactions. The small size of ECC is a main driver behind its popularity. Backed by 20 years of experience, Certicom is considered a pioneer in ECC research and implementations. The company developed the industry’s first toolkit to include ECC, which has since been adopted by more than 300 organizations.
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 is the only one of its kind and attracts cryptography leaders in academia and the security industry from around the world.
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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