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Subject: NIST - Key Management Workshop - Mark Your Calendar



From: Sara Caswell [mailto:sara@nist.gov]
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 3:01 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: NIST - Key Management Workshop - Mark Your Calendar


**Mark Your Calendar**

Key Management Workshop

June 8-9, 2009
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Key management is a fundamental part of cryptographic technology and is considered the most difficult aspect associated with its use. Of particular concern are the scalability of the methods used to distribute keys and the usability of these methods. NIST is undertaking an effort to improve the overall key management strategies used by the public and private sectors in order to enhance usability of cryptographic technology, provide scalability across all cryptographic technologies, and support a global cryptographic key management infrastructure.

The first step in achieving this goal is to conduct a workshop to identify: 1) the various obstacles in using the key management methodologies currently in use; 2) the alternative technologies that need to be accommodated; 3) alternative strategies useful in achieving the stated goal; and, 4) approaches for transitioning from the current methodologies to the most desirable method.

Please mark your calendars if you are interested in participating in this workshop.  Participation includes: 1) physically attending the workshop at NIST; 2) viewing the workshop presentations via WebCast at remote locations; 3) presentations; 4) discussion; 5) providing written comments and recommended relevant topics of interest.  If you are interested in participating, please email keymangementworkshop@nist.gov stating:

1.    full name;
2.    country of citizenship;
3.    organization;
4.    organization address;
5.    methods and location of participation;
6.    specific topics of interest for presentation and discussion (optional)

Electronic registration is required by May 18, 2009.  All attendees must be pre-registered to enter the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to complete a separate form for the NIST Office of Security.

Additional information about the workshop is available at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/key_mgmt/ and will be updated periodically before and after the workshop.

The points of contact at NIST will be Elaine Barker for technical and program issues (ebarker@nist.gov) and Sara Caswell for administrative issues (sara@nist.gov).

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