"Black box reveal" is the term we use to refer to “the hard stuff” – technology that, for one reason or another, is difficult to analyze for evidence of use. These can be devices that are physically impossible to re-create, virtual environments, devices located in remote or impossible to access locations, encrypted devices, etc. Some sample use cases include:
Because of the complexity that can be involved in a black box reveal, the key deciding factors often cost, time, and likelihood of success. Generally speaking, if a thing can be built, it can be un-built (reverse engineered); what can determine if it should be is the potential benefit of the black box reveal to the current business need.
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Martin Bijman is director, intellectual property products at TechInsights, where he is responsible for ensuring customers find and receive the highest value products and services to help achieve their IP goals. Martin previously worked at Chipworks for more than ten years.