Computer Security Resource Center

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Request for Comments on Post-Quantum Cryptography Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
July 05, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on a proposed process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. Current algorithms are vulnerable to attacks from large-scale quantum computers. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments on the draft minimum acceptability requirements, submission requirements, evaluation criteria, and evaluation process of candidate algorithms from the public, the cryptographic community, academic/research communities, manufacturers, voluntary standards organizations, and Federal, state, and local government organizations so that their needs can be considered in the process of developing new public-key cryptography standards. The draft requirements and evaluation criteria are available on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center Web site: http://www.nist.gov/​pqcrypto.

Federal Register Notice

Document Number: 2016-18150
Created December 08, 2016, Updated December 21, 2016