Dr. Leon Pintsov of Pitney Bowes to Speak at the Certicom ECC Conference

    Leading cryptography researchers and industry experts discuss impact of
    crypto modernization and Suite B and the growing use of ECC in commercial

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC) today
announced that Dr. Leon Pintsov, Pitney Bowes Fellow and vice president,
International Standards and Advanced Technology, will speak at "ECC: Simply
the Best," the fourth annual Certicom ECC Conference, November 13-15 in
Toronto, Canada.
    Pintsov will discuss the history and use of information-based solutions
for security-dependent mailing and document applications including the use of
elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) and ECC-based Pintsov Vanstone-signatures
(ECPVS). He will examine security requirements and comparison criteria for
different system implementations. Pintsov will also highlight several areas
where standards for informational interfaces could benefit from ECC solutions,
such as a need for an elliptic curve certificate authority to solve many key
management problems.
    The Certicom ECC Conference offers a forum for discussing real-world
applications of cryptography, evolving security standards and pure
mathematics. This year, session speakers will discuss Suite B cryptanalysis;
application interoperability; the transition between ECC and RSA; Suite B
product applications; ECC applications in electronic commerce, content
protection, mobility, wireless networks, RFID and enterprise software; and ECC
implementation, optimization and benchmarking.
    "Suite B with its use of ECC is redefining what is considered industry
best practice for security. All companies handle sensitive information, but
managers have not been aggressive in implementing best practices to protect
that information. Companies need to take a fresh look at the latest, most
effective methods to protect their valuable assets," said Dr. Scott Vanstone,
Certicom founder and EVP strategic technology.
    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 National Security Agency's Suite
B initiative) has identified ECC-based security mechanisms as the recommended
technology for protecting government communications. ECC 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 as
it provides savings in terms of time, memory, bandwidth, and energy
    For more information about the Certicom ECC Conference or to register,
visit: www.certicom.com/conference2007.

    About Certicom

    Certicom protects the value of content, applications and devices with
government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA)
for government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the
most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the global 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,
Ontario, Canada with worldwide sales and marketing headquarters in Reston,
Virginia and offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and China. Visit

    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

    Certicom, Certicom Security Architecture, Certicom Trust Infrastructure,
Certicom CodeSign, Certicom KeyInject, Security Builder, Security Builder API,
Security Builder BSP, Security Builder Crypto, Security Builder ETS, Security
Builder GSE, Security Builder IPSec, Security Builder NSE, Security Builder
PKI and Security Builder SSL are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Certicom Corp. All other companies and products listed herein are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information subject to

    Except for historical information contained herein, this news release
contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Forward-looking information includes information concerning the Company's
future financial performance, business strategy, plans, goals and objectives.
When used in such documents, the words "plans", "expects", "budget",
"scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "will",
"believes" or variations of such words and phrases often, but not always,
identify forward looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results
or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other
things: the ability of the Company to successfully implement its strategic
initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected
benefits; the ability of the Company to develop, promote and protect its
proprietary technology security breaches or defects in the Company's products;
competitive conditions in the businesses in which the Company participates;
changes in consumer spending; the outcome of legal proceedings as they arise;
general economic conditions and normal business uncertainty; consolidation in
the Company's industry and by its customers; customer preferences towards
product offerings; the risk that customers may cancel their contracts with the
Company; reliance on a limited number of customers; demand for ECC-based
technology; performance of the Company's management team and the Company's
ability to attract and retain skilled employees; operating the Company's
business profitably; fluctuations in revenue and foreign currency exchange
rates; interest rate fluctuations and other changes in borrowing costs; the
ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships; and other factors
identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual
information form dated July 26, 2007 and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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For further information: John Conrad, Merritt Group Inc., (703)
390-1538, conrad@merrittgrp.com

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