Chief Technologist of Seagate to Speak at the Certicom ECC Conference
Robert Thibadeau to discuss trusted computing for storage devices

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Certicom Corp. (TSX:CIC) today announced that Robert Thibadeau, Chief Technologist of Seagate Technology, will speak at the Certicom ECC Conference on November 14-16 in Toronto, Canada.

During the session, Thibadeau will discuss the future of computing as envisioned by members of the Trusted Computing Group with particular focus on the roles played by storage devices, including the protection of data as well as key and license management.

The only one of its kind, the Certicom ECC Conference offers a forum for discussing pure mathematics and real-world applications. The three-day conference attracts some of the finest minds in academia and the security industry, representing Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

"Organizations such as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) are adopting security models that include public-key digital signatures to protect electronic assets, including the next generations of PCs, phones, servers, and storage devices," said Dr. Scott Vanstone, Certicom founder and EVP strategic technology. "We look forward to the role ECC will play in the future of trusted computing."

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. 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.

For more information about the Certicom ECC Conference or to register, visit: www.certicom.com/conference2006

About Certicom

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

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 change.

Except for historical information contained herein, this news 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 Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

Source: Certicom Corp.

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