5th CACR Information Security Workshop
Herb Little, Research in Motion
Why Wireless is Different
With the advent of small powerful mobile computers, and the ubiquitous
coverage of wireless networks, the promise of anytime, anywhere computing
is dawning. But wireless networks differ dramatically from their wired
cousins in terms of error rates, bandwidth, and latency. In addition,
mobile devices typically offer a battery powered, constrained processing
environment. These limitations should not be ignored by application developers.
Herb received a B.Math. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo
in 1990. He is Director of Wireless Security, and a software designer for
Research In Motion. His responsibilities have included designing and
implementing wireless transport protocols, compression protocols, and
security protocols. His work has been incorporated into the RIM
BlackBerry Handheld, the RIM Inter@ctive Pager 950/850/900/800, the
Ericsson Mobidem and other products.