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Best Practices for Key Management Organizations
NIST Recommendation for Key Management: Part 2
By CHIPS Magazine - May 24, 2019
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announces the publication of Special Publication (SP) 800-57 Part 2 Revision 1, Recommendation for Key Management: Part 2 – Best Practices for Key Management Organizations. It provides guidance on how organizations should manage cryptographic keys in accordance with federal key management policies and best practices described in SP 800-57 Part 1, Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1: General.

NIST said this revision is consistent with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 and provides direct cybersecurity support for private sector key management as well as government-focused guidance consistent with OMB Circular A-130.

Additionally, the document introduces a more comprehensive set of key management concepts, broadens the applicability of its recommendations, and provides explanatory material that applies to both centralized and decentralized key management structures.

Publication details:
https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-57-part-2/rev-1/final

CSRC Update:
https://csrc.nist.gov/news/2019/nist-publishes-sp-800-57-part-2-rev-1

Supersedes: SP 800-57 Part 2 (August 2005)

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