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ASC X9 TR 50-2019, Quantum Techniques in Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS), Released 1/20/2019

 Quantum Computing Risks to the Financial Services Industry


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This Technical Report is a product of the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Financial Industry Standards, and was generated by the X9F4 workgroup.  This report serves to give the reader a general introduction to quantum computers and the consequences they pose to the financial services industry. Another purpose of this document is to give X9 members an understanding of the threats quantum computers pose to cybersecurity, and what some of the options are to mitigate those threats. Additionally, this report investigates the use of the Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) in the presence of a quantum-capable attacker and makes suggestions for using quantum-safe cryptography within the CMS, and for migrating classical systems to use quantum-safe algorithms.

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