• Requirement

    Maintain availability of information in the event of the loss of cryptographic keys by users.

  • Discussion

    Escrowing of encryption keys is a common practice for ensuring availability in the event of key loss. A forgotten passphrase is an example of losing a cryptographic key.

More Info

  • Title

    Cryptographic Key Establishment and Management | Availability
  • Family

    System and Communications Protection
  • NIST 800-53B Baseline(s)

    • High
  • Related NIST 800-53 ID

NIST 800-53A Assessment Guidance

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