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Multimedia Encryption and Authentication Techniques and Applications

1st Edition

By Borko Furht, Darko Kirovski

Auerbach Publications

408 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Intellectual property owners must continually exploit new ways of reproducing, distributing, and marketing their products. However, the threat of piracy looms as a major problem with digital distribution and storage technologies.

Multimedia Encryption and Authentication Techniques and Applications covers current and future trends in the design of modern systems that use encryption and authentication to protect multimedia content. Containing the works of contributing authors who are worldwide experts in their fields, this volume is intended for researchers and practitioners, as well as for those who want a broad understanding of multimedia security. In the wake of the explosive growth of digital entertainment and Internet applications, this book is a definitive resource for scientists, researchers, programmers, engineers, business managers, entrepreneurs, and investors.


  • Describes and evaluates the state of the art in multimedia encryption and authentication techniques and related technologies, architectures, standards, and applications

  • Includes advanced topics, such as chaotic encryption techniques for digital images and video, as well as streaming media encryption

  • Focuses on digital rights management issues for video and for consumer devices

  • Covers key management and protection for IP multimedia, digital media fingerprinting, and signature-based media authentication
  • Reviews

    "This book is a concise but informative work that approaches the multi-faceted subject of distributed multimedia database management from an authoritative and knowledgeable perspective. …This book is invaluable to anyone trying to understand how these technologies come together to deliver quality multimedia access to smart space environments. …it is a must read guide on how to design and implement distributed MPEG-7/MPEG-21-compliant MMDBMS for the future."

    -Minaz Parmar, The Computer Journal, Vol. 48, No. 5, 2005

    Table of Contents

    Protection of Multimedia Content in Distribution Networks, Ahmet M. Eskicioglu and Edward J. Delp

    Vulnerabilities of Multimedia Protection Schemes, Mohamed F. Mansour and Ahmed H. Tewfik

    Fundamentals of Multimedia Encryption Techniques, Borko Furht, Daniel Socek, and Ahmet M. Eskicioglu

    Chaos-Based Encryption for Digital Image and Video, Shujun Li, Guanrong Chen, and Xuan Zheng

    Key Management and Protection for IP Multimedia, Rolf Blom, Elisabetta Carrara, Fredrik Lindholm, Karl Norrman, and Mats Näslund

    Streaming Media Encryption, Heather Yu

    Digital Media Fingerprinting: Techniques and Trends, William Luh and Deepa Kundur

    Scalable Image and Video Authentication, Dimitrios Skraparlis

    Signature-Based Media Authentication, Qibin Sun and Shih-Fu Chang

    Digital Rights Management for Consumer Devices, Jeffrey Lotspiech

    Adult Image Filtering for Internet Safety, Huicheng Zheng, Mohamed Daoudi,Christophe Tombelle, and Chabane Djeraba

    Digital Rights Management Issues for Video, Sabu Emmanuel and Mohan S. Kankanhalli

    About the Authors/Editor

    Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, and a professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Professor Furht received Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He is currently Principal Investigator and Co-PI of two multiyear, multimillion dollar projects - on Coastline Security Technologies, funded by the Department of Navy, and One Pass to Production, funded by Motorola. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Kluwer Academic Publishers). He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell and RCA. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials., Darko Kirovski received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2001. Since April 2000, he has been a researcher at Microsoft Research. His research interests include certificates of authenticity, system security, multimedia processing, biometric identity authentication, and embedded system design and debugging. He received the 1999 Microsoft Graduate Research Fellowship, the 2000 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Graduate Scholarship, the 2001 ACM Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation, and the Best Paper Award at ACM Multimedia 2002.

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    COMPUTERS / Information Technology
    COMPUTERS / Security / General
    COMPUTERS / Internet / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications