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Cryptographic Erase (CE)

Acronym(s):
CE
Definition(s):

  A method of sanitization in which the media encryption key (MEK) for the encrypted Target Data is sanitized, making recovery of the decrypted Target Data infeasible.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1)

  A method of Sanitization in which the Media Encryption Key (MEK) for the encrypted Target Data (or the Key Encryption Key – KEK) is sanitized, making recovery of the decrypted Target Data infeasible.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1

Synonym(s):

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