PQShield collaborates with NCCoE to ease the real-world implementation of quantum-resistant cryptography

Author: Ben Packman
Topic: Comment, Events, News

We are pleased to announce that PQShield has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to develop practices to ease the migration to post-quantum cryptography from current public-key algorithms.

The NCCoE –  cybersecurity division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – launched the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project to demonstrate tools that can assist the process of crypto-discovery. Leveraging public and private collaborative consortium, the project also addresses the broader real-world challenges of using post-quantum cryptographic algorithms in the protocols used today to protect communications and information.

PQShield will focus on real-world deployment, drawing on our team of specialist cryptographers and engineers – and our experience working with customers like Microchip Technologies, Collins Aerospace and Kudelski Security – to demonstrate the practical integration of quantum-resistant cryptography into software, hardware and advanced protocols.

The NCCoE Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project complements NIST’s ongoing process to standardise quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. In May 2022, NIST announced the first four quantum-resistant algorithms that will form part of the PQC standard – all of which featured contributions from PQShield. You can read our full press release here or here.

NCCoE PQC Project www.nccoe.nist.gov/crypto-agility-considerations-migrating-post-quantum-cryptographic-algorithms