SMAUG & HAETAE
Oct. 2023. SMAUG version update (v2.0).
Aug. 2023. SMAUG paper is accepted to SAC 2023.
July 2023. HAETAE is in NIST PQC standardization process (Additional Digital Signatures Round 1).
May 2023. Website renewal and HAETAE & SMAUG version update (v1.0).
Jan. 2023. SMAUG and HAETAE website is online.
Nov. 2022. SMAUG (v0.9) and HAETAE (v0.9) are submitted to KpqC competition.
Korean Post-Quantum Cryptography Competition
In 2021, the National Security Research Institute (NSR) and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) established the Korean Post-Quantum Cryptography (KpqC) research group. To strengthen national post-quantum security against the rise of quantum computing, the KpqC competition for the Korean standard PQC scheme has begun.
Since November 2022, the first round has been underway with 7 Key Encapsulation Mechanism (KEM) candidates and 9 Digital Signature candidates.
NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography: Digital Signature Schemes
In 2022, NIST has chosen three digital signature schemes to standardize: Dilithium, Falcon, and Sphincs+. NIST also announced that the PQC standardization process is continuing with a fourth round; however, there are no digital signature candidates under consideration to continue the fourth standardization process.