1st Edition

Handbook of Image-based Security Techniques

    442 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    442 Pages 175 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    442 Pages 175 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    This book focuses on image based security techniques, namely visual cryptography, watermarking, and steganography. This book is divided into four sections. The first section explores basic to advanced concepts of visual cryptography.

    The second section of the book covers digital image watermarking including watermarking algorithms, frameworks for modeling watermarking systems, and the evaluation of watermarking techniques. The next section analyzes steganography and steganalysis, including the notion, terminology and building blocks of steganographic communication.

    The final section of the book describes the concept of hybrid approaches which includes all image-based security techniques. One can also explore various advanced research domains related to the multimedia security field in the final section. The book includes many examples and applications, as well as implementation using MATLAB, wherever required.


    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to visual cryptography, digital watermarking and steganography in one book

    • Includes real-life examples and applications throughout

    • Covers theoretical and practical concepts related to security of other multimedia objects using image based security techniques

    • Presents the implementation of all important concepts in MATLAB

    Visual Cryptography. Visual Cryptography: An Introduction. Classification of Visual Cryptography. Guidelines towards achievements of ideal subjective evaluation parameters. VC without Recovery Computation. VC with Recovery Computation. Visual Cryptography and Random Grids. Digital Image Watermarking. Introduction to Watermarking. Robust Watermark. Fragile Watermark. Watermark with Recovery capabilities in spatial domain. Watermark with Recovery capabilities in frequency domain. Dual Watermarking. Steganography. Steganography. Steganalysis. Hybrid approach of VC, Watermarking and Steganography.


    Dr. Shivendra Shivani has received the M.Tech degree, in specialization of Information Security(Digital Image Watermarking) in 2011. He then completed his Doctorate in the specialization of Visual Cryptography from National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor in the department of computer science and engineering of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology ( informally Thapar University), Patiala, India. His current research interest includes Digital image watermarking, Visual Cryptography, Steganography, Multimedia processing & security, Gaming and Animation. Dr. Shivani has published various research articles in many reputed international journals and conferences in the field of his research interest. He has also taken expert talk in the same field many times. He is a member of various professional bodies including Cryptology Research Society of India(CRSI), IEEE etc.

    Dr. Suneeta Agarwal received B.Sc. degree in 1973 from University of Allahabad, M.Sc. degree in 1975 from University of Allahabad, Ph.D. in 1980 from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. She is having more than 40 years of Teaching Experience and currently Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Allahabad, India. Her current research interest includes Visual Cryptography, 2D and 3D image Watermarking, Steganography, Face Recognition etc. She has guided more than 10 Ph.Ds and more than 100 M.techs in the same area of security. She has more than 200 research articles in the field of image security in various reputed international journals and conferences. She has also edited many book chapters.

    Dr. Jasjit S. Suri, PhD, MBA, Fellow AIMBE is an innovator, visionary, scientist, and an internationally known world leader. Dr. Jasjit S. Suri received the Director General’s Gold medal in 1980 and the Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, awarded by National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC in 2004. He has published over 550 peer reviewed articles and book chapters with H-index (~40), and over 100 innovations/trademarks. He is currently Chairman of Global Biomedical Technologies, Inc., Roseville, CA, USA and in the board of AtheroPoint, Roseville, CA, USA, company dedicated to Atherosclerosis Imaging for early screening for stroke and cardiovascular monitoring. He has held positions as a chairman of IEEE Denver section and advisor board member to healthcare industries and several schools in USA and abroad.