5th CACR Information Security Workshop
Robert Gallant, Certicom Corp.
WTLS Security in WAP
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a large initiative to enable
internet-like services on wireless devices. The WAP forum
(www.wapforum.com) has standardized various components of the WAP
protocol stack, such as content formats, transaction types, and
This talk will give an overview of the transport layer security (WTLS) in
the WAP protocol stack. In particular we will consider the protocol
itself, and implementation resource requirements.
Mr. Gallant received an Honors degree in Mathematics from Memorial
University (Newfoundland) in 1993, a Masters degree in Mathematics
from the University of Waterloo in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics
in 1997, also from the University of Waterloo. His graduate training
was in the areas of Combinatorics and Optimization, and his thesis
involved the construction and analysis of certain statistical designs.
At Certicom, Mr. Gallant has contributed to a number of research papers
and patents. As well he has been involved with the development of
cryptographic toolkits for various protocols. His current cryptographic
interests include reductionist security and efficient cryptography.