Introduction to Key Management for Secure Storage (2010)

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
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As secure storage becomes more pervasive throughout the enterprise, the focus quickly moves from implementing encrypting storage devices to establishing effective key management policies. Without the proper generation, distribution, storage, and recovery of key material, valuable data will be eventually compromised. Worse, without proper management of key information, data can be completely lost. This session explores the fundamental issues and technologies that impact key management for disk, tape, array, and other storage devices. Major issues associated symmetric encryption keys are presented, along with practical advice on effective key management issues and practices.

Learning Objectives

• Become familiar with basic cryptographic key terminology.
• Understand common cryptographic key threats, protection mechanisms, and implementations.
• Understand what key management methods are currently being used and the standards organizations addressing these methods.