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  DGR/QSC-006 GR QSC 006   QSC
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  Publication (2017-02-03) 1.1.1 2017-02-03 View Standstill Information 2016-03-17
  Rapporteur Technical Officer Harmonised Standard
  Niels Duif Christine Mera No
Title Quantum-Safe Cryptography (QSC); Limits to Quantum Computing applied to symmetric key sizes
Scope and Field
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Informational document to explain the upper limits of quantum computing power in the context of cryptography. Analysis is based on very conservative assumptions, in particular, explanation on what the upper limit implies for applying Groverís algorithm to finding a symmetric key.  
THALES, Philips International B.V., CESG, PIDS, Queens University Belfast, Approach Infinity 


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  Cyber Security
quantum cryptography
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2017-01-19 mera A new draft is uploaded - V 0.7.4 with status: Early draft
2017-01-13 mera A new draft is uploaded - V 0.7.3 with status: Early draft
2017-01-05 duif Final draft for approval proposal in contribution QSC(17)009008 was Withdrawn by QSC
2017-01-05 duif Draft contributed - V 0.7.2 contributed for Decision in QSC(17)009008 as Final draft for approval
2017-01-05 duif A new draft is uploaded - V 0.7.2 with status: Final draft for approval - with comment: The numbers in 4.2 have been updated by Vlad Gheorghiu to match the newest results of [i.9], and the comments from EditHelp have been processed.
2016-12-16 duif Draft contributed - V 0.7.0 contributed for Decision in QSC(17)009005 as Final draft for approval
2016-12-16 duif A new draft is uploaded - V 0.7.0 with status: Final draft for approval - with comment: Some minor changes are foreseen due to feedback from editHelp and possible feedback from the group
2016-10-21 duif Draft contributed - V 0.5.0 contributed for Discussion in QSC(16)008007 as Early draft
2016-10-21 duif A new draft is uploaded - V 0.5.0 with status: Early draft
2016-04-26 MERA TB adoption of WI QSC, see contribution QSC(16)006001
2016-03-17 SCHMIDTH WI proposed to TB QSC, see contribution QSC(16)006001

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