Prepare now for quantum threats says NIST

Published: Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:15

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it developing a new post-quantum cryptographic standard  to replace current public-key cryptography, which is vulnerable to quantum-based attack. Despite the 2024 timescale, NIST says that organizations should start preparing for the transition now by following the Post-Quantum Cryptography Roadmap, which includes:

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What’s the difference between post-quantum cryptography and quantum-resistant cryptography?

NIST says that the term post-quantum cryptography is often referred to as quantum-resistant cryptography and includes, ‘cryptographic algorithms or methods that are assessed not to be specifically vulnerable to attack by either a CRQC [cryptanalytically relevant quantum computer] or classical computer’.