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emCA is now Post Quantum Ready: Supporting PQC Algorithms for Security in the Quantum World

By eMudhra Editorial on July 14, 2023
emCA is now Post Quantum Ready: Supporting PQC Algorithms for Security in the Quantum World

eMudhra's Certificate Authority solution, emCA, exemplifies its firm dedication to the field of Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC). It now provides support for PQC algorithms approved by NIST for digital signatures. Through this strategic alignment, eMudhra ensures that its solutions offer paramount security, capable of defending against quantum computing threats.

In the broader sense, eMudhra's devotion to Post Quantum Cryptography transcends the realm of simple readiness for the quantum era; it actively participates in shaping its course. By maintaining a steady focus on PQC, eMudhra is pioneering the drive towards a digitally secure environment that can confidently withstand quantum computing adversities.

emLabs - committed to PQC R&D

eMudhra, through its research and development arm, emLabs, stays proactive and up-to-date with these advancements. Emphasizing the need for preparedness, emLabs closely monitors the PQC standardization process initiated by NIST. By being at the forefront of industry advancements, eMudhra ensures that its products and services remain resilient, secure, and future-ready.

This proactive approach allows us to respond in real time to the requirements of a post-Quantum world, ensuring the continued provision of robust, secure, and future-proof solutions to our clients.

A Quick Synopsis of Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC)

Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) represents an evolving area in cryptography that focuses on creating cryptographic algorithms impervious to quantum and traditional computers alike. The emergence of quantum computing has rendered classical cryptographic methods susceptible, necessitating the development and standardization of PQC algorithms for the continuity of secure digital interactions.

What is PQC Standardization by NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) undertook a project several years ago to standardize PQC algorithms, with the aim of pinpointing algorithms that can withstand quantum computing assaults. The standardization process adopted by NIST, which involves numerous rounds of intense scrutiny and assessments by NIST and the wider cryptographic community, evaluates multiple algorithmic proposals presented by researchers globally.

Latest NIST Announcement on PQC Algorithm Candidates

After several years of evaluation, NIST has narrowed down the list of PQC algorithm proposals. As of now, the process is in the fourth round, with NIST currently examining four potential candidates for standardization. The digital signature category in the latest round includes three shortlisted algorithmic candidates: Dilithium, Sphincs+, and Falcon.

About eMudhra

eMudhra, a global provider of digital identity and cybersecurity solutions, specializes in digital signature certificates, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services, and robust authentication protocols. Our impactful presence in India and international presence have allowed us to support governments and enterprises in safeguarding their digital transactions and vital information.

eMudhra offers digital certificates, PKI-based solutions, authentication and identity governance services. With a strong presence in India and a global footprint, eMudhra helps organizations securely manage their digital transactions and protect sensitive information. Being a leading digital identity and cybersecurity solutions provider, eMudhra is now focused on futureproofing cybersecurity using Post Quantum Ready Cryptography and a Zero-Trust Identity Governance model.

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