WSM 3.6 - Application Authentication Service fails to start

Thought I'd ask in here quickly if anyone could help troubleshoot this error. Basically, under Server Details, one of the services is not started and will not start:
Application Authentication Service 8002 Down
Here is an excerpt from the Log file that was generated:

 

03012011 [19:35:58:565] (-05:00) [2812] DEBUG: ::_StartServer completed initialization of the framework's EMS listener using port 5001
03012011 [19:35:58:565] (-05:00) [2812] DEBUG: ::_StartServer calling StartServer
03012011 [19:35:58:566] (-05:00) [2812] ERROR: DbDataSource::GetATSymmetricKey - Database Internal Error
03012011 [19:36:02:028] (-08:00) [3932] DEBUG: calling server constructor.
03012011 [19:36:02:028] (-05:00) [3932] DEBUG: creating server object with sid=2
03012011 [19:36:02:028] (-05:00) [3932] DEBUG: using database as data source
03012011 [19:36:02:028] (-05:00) [3932] DEBUG: calling ::_StartServer
03012011 [19:36:02:028] (-05:00) [3932] DEBUG: OTServerInfo::ReloadConfigs loading configurations from data source for sid=2
03012011 [19:36:02:030] (-05:00) [3932] INFO: starting license server process "wsmhq_auth" with sid=2
03012011 [19:36:02:030] (-05:00) [3932] DEBUG: transitioning to the START_PENDING state
03012011 [19:36:02:031] (-05:00) [3932] DEBUG: configurations for sid=2:

 

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!