Here’s a roundup of best practice tips for getting started with your cryptography inventory project.
The information below is a summary based on our experience of cryptography inventory projects with some of our clients. If you’d like more detail, we have an on-demand webinar series and a whitepaper on this subject.
Cryptography Inventory Tips
Why am I building an Inventory?
This may seem obvious, but in large organizations where the inventory is required by multiple teams for different reasons, conflicts can easily arise.
Ease of data collection and usability of the end result are critical factors in the success of the inventory project. Consider the type of queries that different teams will ask of the inventory across the next 3-5 years. Can we predict any changes in the type of information that we will want to record over that time? For example, the driving factor behind your cryptography inventory project today is to become more crypto-agile, yet once it has been built, what happens if the compliance team now want to use it?