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A key encryption key (KEK) is

key that encrypts other keys; usually refers to asymmetric keys such as RSA or Elliptic Curve Cryptography keys, but could also be symmetric encryption keys, which is rare.[1]

References Edit

  1. National Security Agency, "Mobility Capability Package," at D-5 (Nov. 4, 2013) (full-text).

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