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Best Practices for Key Management Organizations: NIST Releases 2nd Draft of SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev. 1

NIST invites public comments on a 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.

A public comment period for this document is open until January 21, 2019. See the publication detail link below for the draft, and for instructions on submitting comments.

Publication detail:
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Released November 20, 2018