Scott Vanstone awarded the Premier's Catalyst Award for Lifetime Achievement in Innovation

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Scott Vanstone

For the U.S. National Security Agency and Communications Security Establishment Canada, lives can depend on secure communications and the secrecy of data. Certicom's Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is the technology of choice to secure all top-secret, mission-critical and sensitive data and communications. Developed by Certicom co-founder Professor Scott Vanstone, ECC uses sophisticated mathematics to secure a wide array of high technology hardware and software products - from cell phones to smart cards, wireless emails to e-commerce. This elegant technology has won ProfessorVanstone numerous awards, as well as recognition from influential EE Times as one of the 25 greatest minds in the world. Professor Vanstone also was instrumental in the creation of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research at the University of Waterloo, a world-leading institution.