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A Framework for Designing Cryptographic Key Management Systems

Published

Author(s)

Elaine B. Barker, Miles Smid, Dennis Branstad, Santosh Chokhani

Abstract

This Framework for Designing Cryptographic Key Management Systems (CKMS) contains topics that should be considered by a CKMS designer when developing a CKMS design specification. For each topic, there are one or more documentation requirements that need to be addressed by the design specification. Thus, any CKMS that addresses each of these requirements would have a design specification that is compliant with this Framework.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-130
Report Number
800-130

Keywords

access control, confidentiality, cryptographic key management system, cryptographic keys, disaster recovery, framework, integrity, key management functions, key management policies, key management profiles, key metadata, security assessment, source authentication, system testing

Citation

Barker, E. , Smid, M. , Branstad, D. and Chokhani, S. (2013), A Framework for Designing Cryptographic Key Management Systems, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-130 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created August 15, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018