Intellectual property owners who exploit new ways of reproducing, distributing, and marketing their creations digitally must also protect them from piracy. The Multimedia Security Handbook addresses issues related to protecting digital media. It begins by introducing security fundamentals and discussing the vulnerabilities of individual protection schemes. Part II focuses on multimedia encryption. Part III examines watermarking techniques, and Part IV covers multimedia data hiding, fingerprinting, and authentication. The text concludes with chapters describing applications, discussing topics such as application taxonomy, digital rights management, and techniques for adult image filtering.
The purpose of the Multimedia Security Handbook is to provide a comprehensive reference on advanced topics in this field. The handbook is intended both for researchers and practitioners in the field, and for scientists and engineers involved in designing and developing systems for the protection of digital multimedia content. The handbook can also be used as the textbook for graduate courses in the area of multimedia security.
The handbook addresses a variety of issues related to the protection of digital multimedia content, including audio, image, and video protection. The state-of-the art multimedia security technologies are presented, including protection architectures, multimedia encryption, watermarking, fingerprinting and authentication techniques, and various applications.
This handbook is comprised of 26 chapters divided into 6 parts. Part I, General Issues, introduces fundamental concepts applied in the protection of multimedia content and discusses the vulnerability of various protection schemes. Part II, Multimedia Encryption, includes chapters on audio, image, and video encryption techniques. These techniques deal with selective video encryption, which meet real-time requirements, chaos-based encryption, and techniques for protection of streaming media. Part III, Multimedia Watermarking, consists of chapters dealing with various watermarking techniques, including audio, image, and video watermarking. Current state-of-the art and future trends are addressed, including multidimensional, fragile, and robust watermarks. Part IV, Multimedia Data Hiding, Fingerprinting, and Authentication, includes chapters on various issues related to these techniques. The topics include fundamentals on lossless data hiding, digital media fingerprinting techniques, scalable and signature-based media authentication, and attacking such media protections schemes. Part V, Applications, includes chapters that describe applications of multimedia protection schemes. The topics, such as application taxonomy, digital rights management, and techniques for adult image filtering, are covered in this part.