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traditional key

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Term used to reference symmetric key wherein both ends of a link or all parties in a cryptonet have the same exact key. 256-bit advanced encryption standard (AES), high assurance internet protocol encryptor (HAIPE) pre-placed, and authenticated pre-placed key are examples of traditional key.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (CNSSI 4006)