Making sense of PDF structures in the wild at scale

PDFs in the wild offer a bewildering amount of variation in syntax, features and structure.  For those building parsers or evaluating parsers, it is critical to have a broad coverage corpus available to assess and discover distributions of issues “in the wild” or on specific client document sets.  In this talk, our team will present … Read more

SafeDocs – towards a more secure future

This talk will present industry-relevant outcomes from the DARPA-funded “SafeDocs” research program, as well as reviewing future directions. This research is aimed at reducing the attack surface of parsing software, and identifying and removing inherent weaknesses in the file formats, including PDF and its many nested formats. Outcomes include: the “Issue Tracker” corpus comprising 1000s … Read more

Cryptography in PDF: future perspectives

The relationship between cryptography and PDF is one with a long history. PDF’s cryptography-related features have been through a number of significant revisions over the years, and PDF signatures have firmly established themselves as a replacement for paper signatures in many workflows all over the world. That being said, the cryptography landscape constantly evolves as … Read more

Content Authenticity and PDF

Come learn about new standards from the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) and how this impacts PDF and the future of content.

Harnessing the Power of Open Standards in Manufacturing

Leading global manufacturers are realizing substantial performance benefits by embracing open data standards as the foundation of their Model Based Enterprise and Digital Transformation strategies.  This empowers more effective and secure data exchange and collaboration throughout engineering, manufacturing, supply-chain and field-service operations. Anark has deployed effective Model Based Enterprise (MBE) enabled Digital Thread solutions for … Read more

A “SafeDocs” update to industry

The PDF Association serves as an industry partner in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, with Peter Wyatt working on behalf of the PDF industry as the PDF Principal Investigator. The underlying SafeDocs’ approach is that of ‘language-theoretic security’ (LangSec) which applies numerous formal approaches to create cyber-security-aware data definitions … Read more

Remove sensitive and personal data from your PDF documents with redaction

Adoptez les meilleures pratiques pour extraire et supprimer de manière définitive les données sensibles de vos documents PDF natifs ou scannés dans tout type d’application. Ce procédé (“redaction” en anglais) est une étape essentielle pour tout système de gestion de documents électroniques, notamment dans le cadre de la conformité RGPD.