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NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

Recommendation for Key Management, Part 2: Best Practices for Key Management Organization

Date Published: August 2005


Elaine Barker (NIST), William Barker (NIST), William Burr (NIST), W. Polk (NIST), Miles Smid (Orion Security Solutions)



Accreditation; certification; cryptographic key; digital signature; key management; key management policy; public key; public key infrastructure; security plan
Control Families

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


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Supplemental Material:
Comments received on Draft (Apr. 2005) (pdf)

Related NIST Publications:
SP 800-71 (Draft)

Document History:
08/25/05: SP 800-57 Part 2 (Final)