K

Glossary K
KBPS

KBPS

Length in bits of the keying material. See NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1 under Kbits for more information.  

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Kerberos

Kerberos

An authentication system developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Kerberos is designed to enable two parties to exchange private information across a public ...

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Key

Key

A parameter that determines the transformation from plaintext to ciphertext and vice versa. (A DEA key is a 64-bit parameter consisting of 56 independent bits ...

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Key Custodian

Key Custodian

An FCKMS role that is responsible for distributing keys or key splits and/or entering them into a cryptographic module. See  NIST SP 800-152 for more information. 

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Key Distribution

Key Distribution

The transport of a key and other keying material from an entity that either owns or generates the key to another entity that is intended ...

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Key Distribution Center

Key Distribution Center

A key center that generates keys for distribution to subscriber entities. See NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1 under Key Distribution Center (KDC) for more information. 

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Key Escrow

Key Escrow

A deposit of the private key of a subscriber and other pertinent information pursuant to an escrow agreement or similar contract binding upon the subscriber, ...

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Key Logger

Key Logger

A program designed to record which keys are pressed on a computer keyboard used to obtain passwords or encryption keys and thus bypass other security ...

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Key owner

Key Owner

A person authorized by an FCKMS service provider or FCKMS service-using organization to use a specific key that is managed by the FCKMS.  See NIST SP 800-152 for ...

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Key Pair

Key Pair

A public key and its corresponding private key; a key pair is used with a public key algorithm. See the following under Key pair for more ...

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Key Recovery

Key Recovery

A function in the lifecycle of keying material; mechanisms and processes that allow authorized entities to retrieve or reconstruct keying material from key backup or ...

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Key Revocation

Key Revocation

A function in the lifecycle of keying material; a process whereby a notice is made available to affected entities that keying material should be removed ...

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Key Rotation

Key Rotation

Changing the key, i.e., replacing it by a new key. The places that use the key or keys derived from it (e.g., authorized keys derived ...

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