The National Institute of Standards and Technology has partnered with 12 technology companies on a demonstration project the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence launched in support of efforts to standardize practices for post-quantum cryptography.
Collaborators for the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project will aim to showcase tools that could be used to automatically discover usage of quantum-vulnerable public-key algorithms, NIST said Friday.
The companies signed a cooperative research and development agreement as part of the initiative, which seeks to create cryptographic algorithms that are resistant to quantum computer-based attacks.
For the initial phase of the project, they will help develop hardware or software to serve as a reference design.
The selected collaborators are as follows:
- Amazon Web Services
- Cisco Systems
- Cryptosense SA
- Crypto4A Technologies
- InfoSec Global
- Samsung SDS
- Thales DIS CPL USA
- Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
In October, NCCoE released a Federal Register notice inviting industry participants and other interested collaborators with technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the project.