NIST Initiates Cryptographic Key Framework

Comments Sought on Workshop Summary The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued Wednesday a draft summary report on its cryptographic key management workshop held June 8 and 9 at its headquarters in suburban Washington.

According to NIST, the Cryptographic Key Management (CKM) workshop was initiated by its Computer Security Division to identify and develop technologies that would allow organizations to leap ahead of normal development lifecycles to vastly improve the security of future sensitive and valuable computer applications.

The workshop was the first step in developing a CKM framework. This summary provides the highlights of the presentations, organized by topic and by presenter. Please provide comments by September 18, 2009 to, with "Comments on the Key Management Workshop Report" in the subject line.

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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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