The First NIST PQC Standards (Q23a)
It’s been six years since NIST began its PQC standardization process. After sixty nine initial candidates and three rounds of evaluation, NIST recently announced the first PQC algorithms that it will standardize. The speaker will review the PQC “competition”, and discuss how (and why) NIST made their decisions on which algorithms to select. They also will talk about what to expect in the future, and some of the challenges that still need to be overcome.