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Getting Ready for Post-Quantum Cryptography: Exploring Challenges Associated with Adopting and Using Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms

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Author(s)

Murugiah Souppaya, William Polk, William Barker

Abstract

Cryptographic technologies are used throughout government and industry to authenticate the source and protect the confidentiality and integrity of information that we communicate and store. The paper describes the impact of quantum computing technology on classical cryptography, particularly on public-key cryptographic systems. This paper also introduces adoption challenges associated with post-quantum cryptography after the standardization process is completed. Planning requirements for migration to post-quantum cryptography are discussed. The paper concludes with NIST's next steps for helping with the migration to post-quantum cryptography.
Citation
OTHER - Cybersecurity White Paper (CSWP) 04282021
Report Number
Cybersecurity White Paper (CSWP) 04282021

Keywords

crypto agility, cryptography, crypto transition, digital signatures, key establishment mechanism (KEM), post-quantum cryptography, public-key encryption, quantum resistant, quantum safe.

Citation

Souppaya, M. , Polk, W. and Barker, W. (2021), Getting Ready for Post-Quantum Cryptography: Exploring Challenges Associated with Adopting and Using Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms, OTHER, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.CSWP.04282021, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932330 (Accessed September 20, 2021)
Created April 28, 2021