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Better Safe Than Sorry: Preparing for Crypto-Agility

Published: 30 March 2017

ID: G00323350

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath , David Mahdi


Sudden and unpredictable algorithmic and cryptographic compromises can leave application security at risk. Security and risk management leaders must prepare for these events by crafting agile response plans.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build Crypto-Agility Into Application Development or Application Procurement Workflow
  • Inventory the Applications That Use Cryptography, and Identify and Evaluate Your Dependence on Algorithms
  • Include Cryptographic Alternatives and an Algorithm Swap-Out Procedure in Your Existing Incident Response Plans

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