23 Dec 2016

GCN: NIST looks for defense against code-cracking quantum machines

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology has taken the first steps to tackle the dangers to current data encryption methods posed by quantum computers. While the computers themselves are still some years away from being used to break encryption codes, NIST believes the time needed to develop quantum-resistant encryption is getting short.

NIST issued a formal call for proposals for Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization on Dec. 20, focusing on gathering ideas that would lead to a “complete and proper” candidate algorithm for public key standards.”

Read the article at GCN.