September 14-16, 2022 | Westin Arlington Gateway

Post-Quantum Cryptography and US Government Activities (U31a)

16 Sep 2022
10:45

Post-Quantum Cryptography and US Government Activities (U31a)

The National Institute of Standardization and Technology (NIST) is running a standardization program for post-quantum cryptography to address the threat arising from future developed quantum computers capable of breaking our current cryptosystems. The speaker will address the underlying problems at a high level from a government perspective as well as discussing the current activities from the U.S. government (USG). The problem of downloading now, decrypting later (DNDL) will be discussed from the national security point of view and challenges that USG is going to face in the upcoming years as we see progress in building cryptographically relevant quantum computers.