NIST to Standardize Encryption Algorithms That Can Resist Attack by Quantum Computers

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September 12, 2023 | Originally published by NIST on August 24, 2023

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected four algorithms designed to withstand attack by quantum computers. Now the agency has begun the process of standardizing these algorithms — the final step before making these mathematical tools available so that organizations around the world can integrate them into their encryption infrastructure.

NIST released draft standards for three of the four algorithms it selected in 2022. A draft standard for FALCON, the fourth algorithm, will be released in about a year.

NIST is calling on the worldwide cryptographic community to provide feedback on the draft standards until November 22, 2023.