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NSA: Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite 2.0

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has released guidance regarding the Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite 2.0. The “advisory notifies National Security Systems (NSS) owners, operators, and vendors of future requirements for quantum-resistant (QR) algorithms for NSS.” NSA expects owners and operators of NSS to begin using QR algorithms by 2035.


The trick here is not to jump the gun, only deploying algorithms which have been vetted and approved by NSA, NIAP, etc. Read the caveats for each of the approved algorithms as they apply to the data you’re protecting. Note the timeline recommends software and firmware signing to start migrating immediately. Expect to be required to include language for support of CNSA 2.0 algorithms in procurement contracts very soon.


Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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