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NIST Announces Transition to New Post-Quantum Cryptographic Standard

7/07/2022

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that current public-key cryptography will be replaced by a new post-quantum cryptographic standard.

Current public-key cryptography is vulnerable to quantum-based attacks, necessitating the transition to a new standard. NIST will not publish the new post-quantum cryptographic standard for use by commercial products until 2024; however, NIST and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) strongly recommend that organizations start preparing for the transition now by following the Post-Quantum Cryptography Roadmap.

CISA and NIST also advise users and administrators review the following resources for additional guidance and background:

Learn more, including details on the Post-Quantum Cryptography Roadmap, in the CISA news release.

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