Encrypted Key

Encrypted Key definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A cryptographic key that has been encrypted using an Approved security function with a key encrypting key, a PIN, or a password in order to disguise the value of the underlying plaintext key.
Source(s): FIPS 140-2

Key that has been encrypted in a system approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for key encryption.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (CNSSI 4005)

A cryptographic key that has been encrypted using an Approved security function with a key encrypting key in order to disguise the value of the underlying plaintext key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

A cryptographic key that has been encrypted using an approved security function with a key-encrypting key in order to disguise the value of the underlying plaintext key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary