Friday, August 22, 2008

The importance of key management

As encryption and data protection becomes more prevalent, dont forget the equal importance of managing those keys. This seems to be the message from Jerome Wendt.

I think there are two sides to the story here - while I agree that managing keys is important, I think this is something users SHOULD NOT be concerned about. This is something the vendors should be focused on solving and not leave it to end users to stumble over.

Key management is hard and it makes sense to solve it at the product level rather than leaving it to implementation variances.

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