Toward digital asset protection

Christian Collberg, Jack Davidson, Roberto Giacobazzi, Yuan Xiang Gu, Amir Herzberg, Fei Yue Wang

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The goal of software protection (SP) research is to make software safe from malicious attacks by preventing adversaries from tampering, reverse engineering, and illegally redistributing software. The Digital Asset Protection Association (DAPA) was launched in July 2011 to address the challenges of such attacks and SP research in general. As DAPA activities and efforts get underway, the ultimate goal is to establish standards and baseline definitions for SP research and to promote coordinated, open efforts among academia and industry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6096573
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • Digital Asset Protection Association
  • computer security
  • cryptography
  • digital asset protection
  • intelligent systems
  • malicious attacks
  • man-at-the-end (MATE) attacks
  • software protection


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