Certitude is a patent-pending portable device-independent, cross-platform, OS-independent lightweight security framework for locked-down protection of intellectual property, software components, execution scripts, documents, videos and other media, which can dynamically detect and adjust to its host environment in real time assessing hundreds of user-controlled variables. Certitude-protected digital assets intelligently protect themselves with no dependencies outside the Certitude framework - that is, independent of operating systems, server environments, infrastructure, or transports. The same protective mechanism (an "amulet") performs exactly on an iOS iPhone 6.0 as it does on a Red Hat UNIX-based server farm without any modification whatsoever even when a different version of the digital asset being protected is required on the host in order to perform properly. Amulets are themselves portable across multiple and varied protected assets. Digital asset, protect thyself.