CISA Announces Post Quantum Cryptography Initiative

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Source: NIST
Source: NIST

July 12, 2022 | Originally published by CISA on July 6, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the establishment of a Post-Quantum Cryptography Initiative to unify and drive agency efforts to address threats posed by quantum computing. In March 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas outlined his vision for cybersecurity resilience and identified the transition to post-quantum encryption as a priority. In coordination with interagency and industry partners, this new initiative will build on existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts as well as those underway at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support critical infrastructure and government network owners and operators during the transition to post-quantum cryptography.

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