Key Management

Project Overview

Publications that discuss the generation, establishment, storage, use and destruction of the keys used NIST’s cryptographic algorithms

Project Areas:

Generally-speaking, there are two types of key establishment techniques: 1) techniques based on asymmetric (public key) algorithms, and 2) techniques based on symmetric (secret key) algorithms. However, hybrid techniques are also commonly used, whereby public key techniques are used to establish symmetric (secret) key encryption keys, which are then used to establish other symmetric (secret) keys.

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Created January 04, 2017, Updated August 20, 2020