Standard Name
NIST Recommendation for Key Management - Part 1: General (Revision 4)
Industry Standard
Publication Number
SP 800-57 Part 1
Standard Date
Standard Link
Securezoo Overview
This publication contains basic key management guidance, including the security services that may be provided and the key types that may be employed in using cryptographic mechanisms, the functions involved in key management, and the protections and handling required for cryptographic keys. This revision aligns the document with SP 800-131A , as well as providing a general update of the document.

Part 2 provides guidance on policy and security planning requirements for U.S. government agencies. Finally, Part 3 provides guidance when using the cryptographic features of current systems.
Key Management