Media Security
2010-2011 - IMT4921 - 5 ECTS

On the basis of

IMT4451 Coding and compression of media data and IMT4811 Image processing and analysis

Expected learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide the students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills relating to digital media security and its areas of application.
After completing this course, the students will also have an understanding of, and experience in using, different techniques for media protection, property rights protection, tempering detection and identification of acquisition devices or media based people protection.


  • Introduction (including an overview of cryptography, signal/image processing, and statistics)
  • Media Security requirements (media confidentiality, media integrity, authentication, identification, copyright protection, and privacy enhancement/enforcement)
  • Media Cryptography and coding
  • Digital watermarking
  • Biometrics
  • Fingerprinting/perceptual HASH
  • Media Forensics

Teaching Methods

Net Support Learning
Project work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be offered both as an ordinary campus course and as a course that is offered in a flexible way to off-campus students. Lecture notes in PDF, audio recordings of the lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through an LMS. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated by the LMS.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

  • Written exam (60%)
  • Project (40%)
  • Both parts must be passed individually.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal and external examiners evaluate exam. Internal examiner evaluates project.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit for the written exam.

Examination support

English dictionary.

Teaching Materials

Research papers and book chapters from various books.

To be announced at the start of the course.

Additional information

Preregistration in Fronter is necessary to ensure that the course is offered. The course will not run if less than five students have preregistred by August 20.

The course is cancelled for the autumn 2010.