Becoming Crypto Agile and Quantum-Safe with Thales Luna HSMs

Thales is committed to helping governments and organizations, to establish the most seamless, trustworthy and costeffective method of transitioning to quantum-safe security while maintaining backward compatibility with existing systems. The challenges and solutions outlined below will show how this is possible without compromising current National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) approved algorithms and preparing your organization for the upcoming NIST standard PQC algorithms to create a crypto agile hybrid solution. In 2022, the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a Cybersecurity Advisory announcing the Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite 2.0. Simultaneously, NIST announced their 4 finalists for quantum resistant algorithms, which are nearing standardization. Across the globe, all standards bodies are looking to NIST for the final algorithms. The motivation for these announcements is the impending arrival of large scale quantum computers powerful enough to pose a threat to today’s encryption. It is no longer a question of “if,” but “when” this level of cryptographicallyrelevant quantum computing will be available.