Key Pair

A public key and its corresponding private key.

Extended Definition: Two mathematically related keys having the property that one key can be used to encrypt a message that can only be decrypted using the other key.

Adapted from: CNSSI 4009, Federal Bridge Certificate Authority Certification Policy 2.25.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies ( as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards

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