2000 Conferences

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 datagram formats.

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.

Speaker Bio
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.