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traffic encryption key (TEK)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

TEK

Definition(s):

  Key used to encrypt plain text or to superencrypt previously encrypted text and/or to decrypt cipher text.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NSA/CSS Manual Number 3-16 (COMSEC))