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
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 to
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 
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 ( and Sara Caswell for administrative
issues (