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Post-Quantum Cryptography PQC

News and Updates

Three Draft FIPS for Post-Quantum Cryptography
August 24, 2023
NIST requests comments on the initial public drafts of three Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) - FIPS 203, 204 and 205. The deadline to submit comments is November 22, 2023.
Announcing PQC Candidates to be Standardized, Plus Fourth Round Candidates
July 5, 2022
NIST is announcing four Post-Quantum Cryptography candidates for standardization, plus candidates for a fourth round of analysis.
PQC Third Round Candidate Announcement
July 22, 2020
NIST is announcing the third round finalists of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process. More details are included in NISTIR 8309.
NIST Publishes NISTIR 8240: PQC Round 1 Status Report
January 31, 2019
NIST publishes Internal Report (NISTIR) 8240, "Status Report on the First Round of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process"
PQC Standardization Process: Second Round Candidate Announcement
January 30, 2019
After over a year of evaluation, NIST would like to announce the candidates that will be moving on to the 2nd round of the NIST PQC Standardization Process.
Public-Key Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms: Nominations
December 20, 2016
NIST solicits nominations for candidate algorithms to be considered for public-key post-quantum standards. Submission requirements and evaluation criteria are available at Proposals must be...
Post-Quantum Cryptography: Proposed Requirements & Eval Criteria
August 2, 2016
NIST is requesting comments on a proposed process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. Comments are due September 16, 2016.
NIST Released NISTIR 8105, Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography
April 28, 2016
NIST is pleased to announce the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8105, Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography. NIST Public Affairs Office issued a press release in regards to announcing the release of this NISTIR.
NIST Announce the Release of DRAFT NISTIR 8105
February 3, 2016
NIST requests public comments on DRAFT NISTIR 8105, Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography. In recent years, there has been a substantial amount of research on quantum computers – machines that exploit quantum ...
Created January 03, 2017, Updated July 18, 2024