Electronically Generated Key

Electronically Generated Key definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Key generated in a COMSEC device by introducing (either mechanically or electronically) a seed key into the device and then using the seed, together with a software algorithm stored in the device, to produce the desired key.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary