CISA targets operational technology for upcoming guidance on migrating to post-quantum cryptography
By Inside Cybersecurity , December 6th, 2023
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is working on guidance for operational technology and industrial control system owners to help with implementing quantum-resistant encryption algorithms, according to agency official Natasha Eastman.
CISA launched its Post-Quantum Cryptography Initiative in July 2022. Eastman said the initiative is focused on fostering public-private collaboration and providing support to critical infrastructure and government networks to secure networks against quantum-enabled threats.
Eastman leads the PQC initiative and spoke about the effort at a quantum event on Tuesday hosted by General Dynamics Information Technology. She was joined on a panel by GDIT's Matt Hayden and Jerome Johnson of Amazon Web Services.