Qubits and Pieces: Standardizing Post-Quantum Cryptography in the Face of Quantum Computing

About This Episode

This week, we welcome back Dustin Moody, a mathematician in the NIST Computer Security Division. He teaches us about the risks posed by quantum computers. He also shares updates on the status of NIST’s post-quantum cryptography standardization project. As quantum computers move from sci-fi to reality, Dustin elaborates on the functionality of quantum computing.

He shares best practices for protecting encrypted data to withstand evolving quantum capabilities. If you’re interested in learning more about the four candidate algorithms for NIST’s standardization project, visit their website at nist.gov.