Are there industry standards for enterprise key management?

Are there industry standards for enterprise key management?

The following are some of the widely recognized standards in the field of enterprise key management:

  • Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), an OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) standard that defines a communication protocol between key management clients and servers, enabling interoperability and simplifying the integration.
  • The NIST Special Publication 800-57 guidelines recommend cryptographic key management in federal systems.
  • FIPS 140-2 is a U.S. government standard specifying the security requirements for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive information.
  • ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard that outlines the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a data security management system.
  • The OASIS Enterprise Key Management Framework (EKMF) Technical Committee develops standards and specifications for managing cryptographic keys in enterprise environments.