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SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1 (DRAFT)

Recommendation for Key Management, Part 2: Best Practices for Key Management Organizations (2nd Draft)

Date Published: November 2018
Comments Due: January 21, 2019
Email Comments to: keymanagement@nist.gov

Author(s)

Elaine Barker (NIST), William Barker (NIST)

Announcement

NIST invites public comments on this second draft of Special Publication (SP) 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1, Recommendation for Key Management Part 2: Best Practices for Key Management Organizations. Part 2 provides guidance when using the cryptographic features of current systems. This revision:

  1. identifies the concepts, functions and elements common to effective systems for the management of symmetric and asymmetric keys;
  2. identifies the security planning requirements and documentation necessary for effective institutional key management;
  3. describes key management specification requirements;
  4. describes cryptographic key management policy documentation that is needed by organizations that use cryptography; and
  5. describes key management practice statement requirements.

Abstract

Keywords

authentication; authorization; availability; backup; certification authority; compromise; confidentiality; cryptographic key; cryptographic module; digital signatures; encryption; integrity; inventory management; key information; key management; cryptographic key management policy; key recovery; private key; public key; public key infrastructure; security plan; symmetric key
Control Families

Access Control; Audit and Accountability; Contingency Planning; Media Protection; Planning; System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity;

Documentation

Publication:
Draft (2nd) SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1

Supplemental Material:
None available

Other Parts of this Publication:
SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4
SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1

Document History:
Draft SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1 (4/6/18)
Draft SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1 (11/20/18)