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Factors in a Security Printing & Imaging Based Anti-Counterfeiting Ecosystem

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Executive Summary

Security and forensic printing are needed to connect a physical object to the infrastructure - servers, databases, services, etc. - that is necessarily deployed for the "downstream" aspects of an anti-counterfeiting ecosystem. Therefore, an effective security and forensic printing campaign will be targeted at discovering the presence of counterfeiting in the supply chain as fast as possible, determining the size of each counterfeiter, and prioritizing the evidentiary and prosecution plans to eliminate the largest counterfeiters as fast as possible. This paper addresses the factors to be considered in successfully defining an effective security and forensic printing campaign, and early approaches to modeling and simulation of an overall ecosystem to optimize the campaign.

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