Key recovery, or key escrow,
is a recovery mechanism that stores copies of encrypted keys in
separate, often centralized, locations. The term encompasses many
different ways of permitting forced access to encrypted data.
basic purpose of key recovery is to allow authorized third-party users
to access encrypted data. However, to ensure that only the intended
recipients are allowed access to the keys, the data log must be strictly
monitored, and access must be granted only under restricted conditions.
In a 2- to 3-page paper, discuss the purpose of one implementation of key recovery. Address the following questions:
- What makes this key recovery mechanism useful?
- How is the mechanism implemented?
- What are its benefits and risks?
- What are its theoretical and practical applications?
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