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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-9-8026

Number 9-9-8026
Priority Critical
Description Distribution of Encryption Keys: When Service Providers, Network Operators, and Equipment Suppliers use an encryption technology in the securing of network equipment and transmission facilities, cryptographic keys must be distributed using a secure protocol that: a) Ensures the authenticity of the sender and recipient, b) Does not depend upon secure transmission facilities, and c) Cannot be emulated by a non-trusted source.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator; Equipment Supplier
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Encryption;Information Protection;
Reference/Comments NIST SP800-57 Recommendation for key management
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-57/sp800-57-Part1-revised2_Mar08-2007.pdf. Note: This Best practice could impact 9-1-1 operations.