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- 1 DRAFT CHEAT SHEET - WORK IN PROGRESS
- 2 Introduction
- 3 Key Management General Guidelines and Considerations
- 4 Key Management Lifecycle Best Practices
- 4.1 Generation
- 4.2 Distribution
- 4.3 Storage
- 4.4 Escrow and Backup
- 4.5 Tracking and Audit
- 4.6 Key Compromise and Recovery
- 5 Trust Stores
- 6 Cryptographic Module Topics
- 7 Standards
- 8 Cryptographic Key Management Libraries
- 9 Authors and Primary Editors
- 10 Other Cheatsheets
DRAFT CHEAT SHEET - WORK IN PROGRESS
This Key Management Cheat Sheet provides developers with guidance for implementation of cryptographic key management within application in a secure manner.
Key Management General Guidelines and Considerations
Selection of the cryptographic and key management algorithms to use within a given application should begin with an understanding of the objectives of the application. For example, if the application is required to store data securely, then the developer should select an algorithm suite that supports the objective of Data-At-Rest (DAR) security. Applications that are required to transmit and receive data would select an algorithm suite that supports the objective of Data-in-Transit security. We have provided recommendations on the selection of crypto suites within an application based on application and security objectives.
Memory Management Considerations
Perfect Forward Secrecy
Key Management Lifecycle Best Practices
Algorithms and Protools
Integrity and Confidentiality
Escrow and Backup
Tracking and Audit
Key Compromise and Recovery
Cryptographic Module Topics
Cryptographic Key Management Libraries
This article is focused on providing application security testing professionals with a guide to assist in managing cryptographic keys.
Authors and Primary Editors
Brian Russell - russellbri[at]leidos.com
Drew Van Duren - drew.f.van.duren[at]leidos.com
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