The course will focus on Security for the distribution of data related to multimedia applications. We will focus on two main problems: source authentication and intellectual property protection. We will survey recent results on the authentication of digital streams and secure multicast. We will also survey fingerprinting and watermarking technologies and their strengths and limitations.
Rosario Gennaro received the Laurea in Matematica from the University of Catania in 1989 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Since graduating from MIT he has been a Research Staff Member of the Cryptography Group at the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center. His research is focused on efficient and yet provably secure cryptographic algorithms with particular attention to Internet applications.