NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization: SIKE Bites the Dust

NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization: SIKE Bites the Dust

Just a month ago, NIST announced its selection of three digital signature algorithms and one key establishment mechanism (KEM) for future use in quantum-resistant cryptography applications. Also, four algorithms for post-quantum key establishment were selected as candidates for the 4th round of evaluation, for potential standardization at a later time.

The NIST Announcement on Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards is Out. Act Now!

The NIST Announcement on Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards is Out. Act Now!

An over five-year-long process has come to a preliminary end: On July 5, 2022, NIST issued the long-awaited announcement of the winners of Round 3 of the NIST Post-Quantum Crypto (PQC) Standardization Process, that is, which quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms NIST has selected for standardization.

NIST PQC Finalists Update: It’s Over For The Rainbow

NIST PQC Finalists Update: It’s Over For The Rainbow

Last month, one of the three NIST finalists for post-quantum signature schemes has received its final nail in the coffin: Ward Beullens, a PostDoc at IBM Research, published a practical key recovery attack against the Rainbow signature scheme.

RSA is not destroyed, but do remain vigilant and be crypto-agile!

RSA is not destroyed, but do remain vigilant and be crypto-agile!

During the last couple of weeks, a little shake went through parts of the security community. This was caused by a preprint by Professor Dr. Claus Peter Schnorr titled “Fast Factoring Integers by SVP Algorithms”, published on the IACR’s E-print Server.

Summary of cryptographic algorithms - according to NIST

Summary of cryptographic algorithms - according to NIST

The cryptographic protection of a system against attacks and malicious penetration depends on two dimensions: (1) The strength of the keys and the effectiveness of mechanisms and protocols associated with the keys; and (2) the protection of the keys through key management (secure key generation, storage, distribution, use and destruction).

NIST & FIPS Considerations for EMV Tokenization

NIST & FIPS Considerations for EMV Tokenization

In this article, we will review some of the constraints of an EMV tokenization solution when it comes to FIPS and more generally, NIST considerations.