Security Experts Urge Agencies to Test Post-Quantum Cryptography Algorithms Now

Agencies should test post-quantum cryptography algorithms with their software and decide whether information security benefits outweigh the efficiency losses ahead of a federally mandated transition, according to security experts. Experimenting with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s candidate algorithms, some of which will be standardized, will help agencies understand their impacts on system performance and behavior and craft required plans identifying where to deploy them first. Security experts urge agencies to test post-quantum cryptography algorithms now (