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CE

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Cryptographic Erase

Definition(s):

  See Cryptographic Erase.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-88 Rev. 1

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