Cryptography is often used in an information technology security environment to protect data that is sensitive, has a high value, or is vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or undetected modification during transmission or while in storage. Cryptography relies upon two basic components: an algorithm (or cryptographic methodology) and a cryptographic key. This Recommendation discusses the generation of the keys to be managed and used by the approved cryptographic algorithms.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-133
NIST Pub Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
asymmetric key, key agreement, key derivation, key generation, key wrapping, key replacement, key transport, key update, private key, public key, symmetric key