NIST has completed the third round of the Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) standardization process, which selects public-key cryptographic algorithms to protect information through the advent of quantum computers. A total of four candidate algorithms have been selected for standardization: CRYSTALS-KYBER, CRYSTALS-Dilithium, FALCON, and SPHINCS+. Four additional algorithms will continue into the fourth round for further evaluation: BIKE, Classic McEliece, HQC, and SIKE.
See the full announcement for more details, including discussion of a Fourth PQC Conference and an upcoming call for additional quantum-resistant digital signature algorithms. Questions may be directed to [email protected].