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D-Opdracht : OCCAMM Security Assessment




Paul Alexander  Dr. J.-H. Hoepman


European Union - OCCAMM (Open Components for Controlled Access to Multimedia Material) will specify and develop a series of enabling tools and components, compatible with emerging open standards (OPIMA, SDMI, MPEG), which will handle the controlled access, delivery, consumption and rights management of multimedia information. Interested in the prospect of such system, KPN Research is involved in the project, mainly in the business models, cryptographic and watermarking modules. Since the value of such system is highly dependent on its security strength, it is essential for KPN Research to know the strengths and weaknesses of the system and how it can be used in the future.


The main objective of this thesis project is to assess the security strength of OCCAMM. The assessment will be based on architecture and prototype design that is available on 1 January 2001. Recommendation will be given whenever possible to enhance the system.

To achieve this objective, the project will be organised in two steps resulting in two deliverables:



Supervisory committee

KPN Research  Dec 2000 - June 2001 
  • Dr. J.-H. Hoepman
  • Ir. S.C.L. Prins
  • Dr. ir. E. Kwast
  • Prof. ir. E.F. Michiels

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