SHOULD I WAIT FOR STANDARDS?
NIST has undertaken the process for setting quantum-safe algorithm standards and expects to complete it by 2022/2024. Learn more on NIST’s website.
However, the time to plan, test and implement agile quantum-safe security measures is shrinking. Switching out cryptographic algorithms that are used ubiquitously and deeply embedded in the software stack is not a quick or easy feat.
Fortunately, you don’t need to wait for standards to begin testing. You can confidently begin embedding quantum-safe algorithms in combination with classical algorithms using agile technologies. NIST refers to this approach as hybrid mode and recommends it as the first step in a migration to quantum-safe security.
Use ISARA Radiate in conjunction with ISARA Catalyst™ Agile Technologies to test and develop solutions that maintain current security measures, while adding post-quantum algorithms that are backward compatible. The toolkit and ISARA Catalyst give you the crypto-agility you need to protect high-value assets and confidential data before standards are set.