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NIST, Recommendation for Key Management (NIST Special Publication 800-57, Part 1 Rev. 4) (first published in 2005, and later revised in 2007 and 2012) (full-text).

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The publication provides detailed information on key management planning, algorithm selection and appropriate key sizes, cryptographic policy, and cryptographic module selection. Organizations may be able to use the same or similar key management processes for end user devices' storage encryption, virtual private network (VPN) clients, and wireless client configuration.

This document includes the protocol-specific guidance for protocols such as Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Transport Layer Security Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME), Kerberos, Over-the-Air Rekeying and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). It also contains guidance on using PKI and Encrypted File Systems.

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