Guess Again, FrodoKEM! Quantum-Safe Submissions for NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Project
CRYSTALS DILITHIUM, Gravity-SPHINCS and HiMQ-3 are just several of the 50+ submissions to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) project to define quantum-safe algorithms. Round 1 submissions have closed and the algorithms are under close review. NIST has posted details for each of the submissions as well as dates and details for the First Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference (PQCrypto 2018) slated for mid-April 2018. Topics will include lattice-based, code-based, and other cryptosystems with potential to be secure from quantum systems; as well, topics covering post-quantum security models and implementations are expected.