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Watermarking Security

  • Provides a complete overview of the problems in watermarking security

  • Demonstrates how to design a secure watermarking system, prevent malicious attacks and measure the security of your watermarking scheme

  • Includes supplementary material:


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Signal Processing book sub series (BRIEFSSIGNAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Patrick Bas, Teddy Furon, François Cayre, Gwenaël Doërr, Benjamin Mathon
    Pages 1-11
  3. Patrick Bas, Teddy Furon, François Cayre, Gwenaël Doërr, Benjamin Mathon
    Pages 13-31
  4. Patrick Bas, Teddy Furon, François Cayre, Gwenaël Doërr, Benjamin Mathon
    Pages 33-61
  5. Patrick Bas, Teddy Furon, François Cayre, Gwenaël Doërr, Benjamin Mathon
    Pages 63-102
  6. Patrick Bas, Teddy Furon, François Cayre, Gwenaël Doërr, Benjamin Mathon
    Pages 103-122
  7. Patrick Bas, Teddy Furon, François Cayre, Gwenaël Doërr, Benjamin Mathon
    Pages 123-125

About this book


This book explains how to measure the security of a watermarking scheme, how to design secure schemes but also how to attack popular watermarking schemes. This book gathers the most recent achievements in the field of watermarking security by considering both parts of this cat and mouse game. This book is useful to industrial practitioners who would like to increase the security of their watermarking applications and for academics to quickly master this fascinating domain.


Zero-Bit Watermarking Multi-Bit Watermarking Watermarking Spread Spectrum Distortion Compensated Quantization Index Modulation Scalar Costa Scheme (SCS) Trellis-Based Watermarking Circular Watermarking Natural Watermarking Spread Transform Dither Modulation Watermarking attack

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Scientifique (CNRS)Centre National de la RechercheLILLE CedexFrance
  2. 2.Campus de BeaulieuINRIA RennesRennesFrance
  3. 3.Grenoble Institute of TechnologyGrenobleFrance
  4. 4.TT (Blanc 2) CS 17616Technicolor R&D FranceCesson-SévignéFrance
  5. 5.UNIVERSITE DE LILLEVilleneuve d'Ascq CedexFrance

About the authors

Patrick Bas

Patrick Bas received the Electrical Engineering degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in signal and image processing from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 2000.

From 1997 to 2000, he was a member of the "Laboratoire des Images et des Signaux" de Grenoble (LIS), France, where he worked on still image watermarking. During his postdoctoral activities, he was a member of the Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. From 2001 to 2009, he worked as a CNRS researcher at Gipsa-Lab, and since 2010, he works at LAGIS, Lille, France.

From 2005 to 2008, he was detached from Gipsa-Lab to work as a visiting researcher at the Computer and Information Science Laboratory in the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

His research interests include synchronization and security evaluation in watermarking, and steganalysis. From 2004 to 2008, he was co-coordinator of the virtual lab 1 on “watermarking and theory” within the Ecrypt European NoE. He has co-organized the 9th International Workshop on Information Hiding (IH07), the 2nd Edition of the Bows-2 contest on watermarking in 2007, and the first edition of the BOSS contest on steganalysis in 2010. Since 2011 Patrick Bas is associate editor of Eurasip Journal on Information Security and from 2013 to 2017 Patrick Bas is associate editor of IEEE Transactions of Information Forensics and Security (IEEE TIFS). Patrick Bas is the current group leader of the team working on Signal and Images in the LAGIS/CRISTAL Lab.

Teddy Furon

Teddy Furon is a senior researcher at INRIA Rennes, France, in the LinkMedia team. His fields of interest are digital watermarking, passive fingerprinting (a.k.a. traitor tracing), security of Content Based Image Retrieval and more broadly security issues related to multimedia content.

He received the Ph.D degree in signal and image processing in 2002 from Telecom ParisTech. From 1998 to 2001, he was a research engineer in the Security Lab of THOMSON multimedia, Rennes, France, working on digital watermarking in the framework of copy protection. He continued working in this field as a postdoctoral researcher at the TELE Lab of the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la Neuve, Belgium. From Sept. 2008 to Jan. 2010, he worked in the Security Labs of Technicolor. Teddy Furon was an Associate Editor for EURASIP Journal on Information Security, IET Journal on Information Security, Elsevier Digital Signal Processing journal and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

François Cayre

Dr. François Cayre is an assistant professor at Grenoble-INP, France. He has been involved in multimedia security for more than 15 years. His works focused on 3D watermarking, watermarking security, fingerprinting security and image forensics. He has been a co-recipient of several best paper awards in the field. Among a few others, he is an associate editor for Elsevier DSP and a continuing program committee member of ACM IH&MMSec and IEEE WIFS.

Gwenaël Doërr

Dr. Gwenaël Doërr is a Principal Scientist on content protection at Technicolor R&D France and a Distinguished Member of Technicolor’s Fellow Network. He has more than ten years research experience in multimedia security including works in content protection systems, digital watermarking, passive forensic analysis of multimedia content, steganography and steganalysis, and content fingerprinting. Throughout his career, he has worked both in academia (Institut Eurécom, University College London) and in industry (NEC, HP, Technicolor). He is also the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security, an Area Chair for Columns and Forum for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing.

Benjamin Mathon

Benjamin Mathon received the M.S. degree in cryptology, security, and information coding from the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree from the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, and the Institut polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 2011. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Institut polytechnique de Grenoble and Université de Genève, Switzerland, from 2011 to 2012, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, Rennes, France, from 2012 to 2013. Since 2013, Benjamin Mathon is with Université de Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies as an Assistant Professor. His current research interests include color and multispectral image processing.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Watermarking Security
  • Authors Patrick Bas
    Teddy Furon
    François Cayre
    Gwenaël Doërr
    Benjamin Mathon
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Electrical
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-0505-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-0506-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-8120
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 125
  • Number of Illustrations 41 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Signal, Image and Speech Processing
    Systems and Data Security
    Security Science and Technology