Electronic information and cryptographic key management system

  • US 8,929,552 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2002
  • Issued: 01/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of securing electronic information, comprising the steps of:

  • associating at least one cryptographic key with electronic information;

    securing said at least one cryptographic key by a first functionality, wherein said step of securing at least one cryptographic key comprises encrypting said at least one cryptographic key in a secure socket layer during transmission of said at least one cryptographic key and saving said at least one cryptographic key to at least one cryptographic key management system;

    separately affirmatively confirming that said step of securing at least one cryptographic key has been appropriately accomplished by a second functionality apart and independent from said first functionality and communicatively coupled to said first functionality in order to allow initial cryptographic functioning of said at least one cryptographic key;

    enabling a function responsive to said step of confirming that said step of securing at least one cryptographic key has been appropriately accomplished; and

    securing electronic information.

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