The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) initiated a public process to select quantum-resistant public key cryptographic algorithms for standardization in response to the substantial development and advancement of quantum computing. NIST issued the public call for submissions to the PQC Standardization Process in December 2016 and, after three rounds of evaluation and analysis, announced the selection of the first algorithms to be standardized: CRYSTALS-KYBER, CRYSTALS-Dilithium, FALCON, and SPHINCS+. In this talk we will discuss the three current NIST PQC endeavors: drafting standards for the four selected algorithms, the remaining algorithms under consideration in the 4th round of evaluation, and the call for additional digital signatures to be considered for standardization.
Fantastic Schemes and Where to Find Them: The NIST PQC Standardization Project
Angela Robinson, PhD, NIST
2023 AWM Research Symposium
Post-Quantum Cryptography [Organized by Ryann Cartor and Angela Robinson]