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cryptographic erase

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(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)

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

  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