National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography, 56898-56900 [2021-22223]

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Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–22246 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No.: 210915–0186] National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Migration to PostQuantum Cryptography National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide letters of interest describing products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project. Participation in the project is open to all interested organizations. DATES: Collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address all the necessary components and capabilities, but no earlier than November 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: The NCCoE is located at 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Letters of interest must be submitted to applied-crypto-pqc@ nist.gov or via hardcopy to National Institute of Standards and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Interested parties can access the letter of interest template by visiting the website and completing the letter of interest webform. NIST will announce the completion of the selection of participants and inform the public that it is no longer accepting letters of interest for this project at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/ building-blocks/post-quantumcryptography. Organizations whose letters of interest are accepted will be asked to sign a consortium Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST; a template CRADA can be found at: https://nccoe.nist.gov/ library/nccoe-consortium-cradaexample. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Newhouse via telephone 301– 975–0232; by email applied-cryptopqc@nist.gov; or by mail to National Institute of Standards and Technology, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Additional details about the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project are available at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/ building-blocks/post-quantumcryptography. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The NCCoE, part of NIST, is a public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. The NCCoE brings together experts from industry, government, and academia under one roof to develop practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in U.S. IT communications, data, and storage systems; reduce risk for companies and individuals using IT systems; and encourage development of innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services. Process: NIST is soliciting responses from all sources of relevant security capabilities (see below) to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Migration to PostQuantum Cryptography project. The full project can be viewed at: https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/post-quantum-cryptography. Interested parties can access the template for a letter of interest by visiting the project website at https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/post-quantum-cryptography and completing the letter of interest webform. On completion of the webform, interested parties will receive access to the letter of interest template, which the party must complete, certify as accurate, and submit to NIST by email or hardcopy. NIST will contact interested parties if there are questions regarding the responsiveness of the letters of interest to the project objective or requirements identified below. NIST will select participants who have submitted complete letters of interest on a first come, first served basis within each category of product components or capabilities listed below, up to the number of participants in each category necessary to carry out this project. When the project has been completed, NIST will post a notice on the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project website at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/ E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices projects/building-blocks/post-quantumcryptography announcing the completion of the project and informing the public that it is no longer accepting letters of interest for this project. Completed letters of interest should be submitted to NIST and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There may be continuing opportunity to participate even after initial activity commences for participants who were not selected initially or have submitted the letter of interest after the selection process. Selected participants will be required to enter into a consortium CRADA with NIST (for reference, see ADDRESSES section above). Project Objective: The advent of quantum computing technology will compromise many of the current cryptographic algorithms, especially public-key cryptography, which are widely used to protect digital information. Work on the development of quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic standards is underway, and algorithm selection is expected to be completed in the next one to two years (https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/ post-quantum-cryptography). Replacement of cryptographic algorithms is both technically and logistically challenging. It can take years or even decades to complete. In order to address these challenges, the NCCoE is undertaking a practical demonstration of technology and tools that can provide a head start on executing a migration roadmap in collaboration with a public and private sector community of interest. To meet the need to accelerate migration to quantum-resistant cryptography, the NCCoE Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project will demonstrate tools for discovery of quantum-vulnerable cryptographic code or dependencies on such code. The tools to be demonstrated provide automation assistance in identifying where and how public-key cryptography is being used in data centers onpremises or in the cloud and distributed compute, storage, and network infrastructures. The project can also contribute to updates to standards, guidelines, regulations, hardware, firmware, operating systems, communication protocols, cryptographic libraries, and applications that employ cryptography. The audience for the project includes developers of products that use public-key cryptographic algorithms, integrators of such products, customer organizations that acquire or configure such products, and bodies that standardize protocols VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 that employ or are dependent on publickey cryptographic algorithms. The proposed proof-of-concept solution(s) will integrate commercial and open source products that leverage cybersecurity standards and recommended practices to demonstrate the use case scenarios detailed in the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project description at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/ building-blocks/post-quantumcryptography. This project will result in a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide as a Special Publication 1800 series, a detailed implementation guide describing the practical steps needed to implement a cybersecurity reference implementation. Supporting outputs may include playbook, tools, code, and white papers. Requirements for Letters of Interest: Each responding organization’s letter of interest should identify which security platform component(s) or capability(ies) it is offering. Letters of interest should not include company proprietary information, and all components and capabilities must be commercially available. Components are listed in section 3 of the Migration to PostQuantum Cryptography project description at https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/post-quantum-cryptography and include, but are not limited to: • General IT components: Æ Compute, storage, and network resources necessary to running cryptographic code detection tools Æ cloud services • Functional security components: Æ The data security component Æ the endpoint security component Æ the identity and access management component Æ the security analytics component • Devices and network infrastructure components: Æ Assets including the devices/ endpoints Æ core enterprise resources such as applications/services Æ network infrastructure components • Approaches and tools for discovering public-key cryptography components in: Æ Operating systems Æ application code Æ hardware implementing, controlling, or accelerating crypto functionality • Approaches and tools for discovering algorithm migration impacts on: Æ Communications and network protocols Æ key management protocols, processes, and procedures PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56899 Æ network management protocols, processes, and procedures Æ business processes and procedures Each responding organization’s letter of interest should identify how their products help address one or more of the following demonstration scenarios in section 2 of the Migration to PostQuantum Cryptography project description at https:// www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/buildingblocks/post-quantum-cryptography: • FIPS–140 validated hardware and software modules that employ quantum-vulnerable public-key cryptography • Cryptographic libraries that include quantum-vulnerable public-key cryptography • Cryptographic applications and cryptographic support applications that include or are focused on quantum-vulnerable public-key cryptography • Embedded quantum-vulnerable cryptographic code in computing platforms • Communication protocols widely deployed in different industry sectors that leverage quantum-vulnerable cryptographic algorithms Considerations for desired characteristics include: • All candidate quantum-resistant replacements for quantum-vulnerable public-key algorithms should have a security strength at least equivalent to that possessed by the quantumvulnerable algorithm being replaced, where the security strength of the algorithm being replaced is measured in the absence of quantum computing. • Any suggestion for replacement of a quantum-vulnerable public-key algorithm by a compensating control(s) should be accompanied by an explanation of how the compensating control provides relevant confidentiality and integrity protection commensurate with that currently being provided in the absence of quantum computing. • Any projected performance degradation resulting from a suggested replacement of a quantum-vulnerable public-key algorithm by a NIST candidate quantum-resistant algorithm should be characterized in the project findings. In their letters of interest, responding organizations need to acknowledge the importance of and commit to provide: 1. Access for all participants’ project teams to component interfaces and the organization’s experts necessary to make functional connections among security platform components. 2. Support for development and demonstration of the Migration to Post- E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 56900 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Quantum Cryptography project, which will be conducted in a manner consistent with the most recent version of the following standards and guidance: FIPS 200, SP 800–37, SP 800– 52, SP 800–53, SP 800–63, and SP 1800–16. Additional details about the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project are available at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/ building-blocks/post-quantumcryptography. NIST cannot guarantee that all of the products proposed by respondents will be used in the demonstration. Each prospective participant will be expected to work collaboratively with NIST staff and other project participants under the terms of the consortium CRADA in the development of the Migration to PostQuantum Cryptography project. Prospective participants’ contribution to the collaborative effort will include assistance in establishing the necessary interface functionality, connection and set-up capabilities and procedures, demonstration harnesses, environmental and safety conditions for use, integrated platform user instructions, and demonstration plans and scripts necessary to demonstrate the desired capabilities. Each participant will train NIST personnel, as necessary, to operate its product in capability demonstrations. Following successful demonstrations, NIST will publish a description of the security platform and its performance characteristics sufficient to permit other organizations to develop and deploy security platforms that meet the security objectives of the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project. These descriptions will be public information. Under the terms of the consortium CRADA, NIST will support development of interfaces among VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 participants’ products by providing IT infrastructure, laboratory facilities, office facilities, collaboration facilities, and staff support to component composition, security platform documentation, and demonstration activities. The dates of the demonstration of the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project capability will be announced on the NCCoE website at least two weeks in advance at https:// nccoe.nist.gov/. The expected outcome will demonstrate how the components of the solutions that address Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography can enhance security capabilities that provide assurance of mitigation of identified risks while continuing to meet industry sectors’ compliance requirements. Participating organizations will gain from the knowledge that their products are interoperable with other participants’ offerings. For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit the NCCoE website https:// nccoe.nist.gov/. Alicia Chambers, NIST Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2021–22223 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Notice; issuance of permits and permit amendments. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[Docket No.: 210915-0186]


National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Migration to 
Post-Quantum Cryptography

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
invites organizations to provide letters of interest describing 
products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security 
platforms for the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project. This 
notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of 
Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to 
address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Migration to 
Post-Quantum Cryptography project. Participation in the project is open 
to all interested organizations.

DATES: Collaborative activities will commence as soon as enough 
completed and signed letters of interest have been returned to address 
all the necessary components and capabilities, but no earlier than 
November 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The NCCoE is located at 9700 Great Seneca Highway, 
Rockville, MD 20850. Letters of interest must be submitted to [email protected] or via hardcopy to National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. 
Interested parties can access the letter of interest template by 
visiting the website and completing the letter of interest webform. 
NIST will announce the completion of the selection of participants and 
inform the public that it is no longer accepting letters of interest 
for this project at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography. Organizations whose letters of 
interest are accepted will be asked to sign a consortium Cooperative 
Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST; a template CRADA 
can be found at: https://nccoe.nist.gov/library/nccoe-consortium-crada-example.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Newhouse via telephone 301-
975-0232; by email [email protected]; or by mail to National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, NCCoE; 9700 Great Seneca 
Highway, Rockville, MD 20850. Additional details about the Migration to 
Post-Quantum Cryptography project are available at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The NCCoE, part of NIST, is a public-private 
collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated 
cybersecurity tools and technologies. The NCCoE brings together experts 
from industry, government, and academia under one roof to develop 
practical, interoperable cybersecurity approaches that address the 
real-world needs of complex Information Technology (IT) systems. By 
accelerating dissemination and use of these integrated tools and 
technologies for protecting IT assets, the NCCoE will enhance trust in 
U.S. IT communications, data, and storage systems; reduce risk for 
companies and individuals using IT systems; and encourage development 
of innovative, job-creating cybersecurity products and services.
    Process: NIST is soliciting responses from all sources of relevant 
security capabilities (see below) to enter into a Cooperative Research 
and Development Agreement (CRADA) to provide products and technical 
expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the 
Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project. The full project can be 
viewed at: https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography.
    Interested parties can access the template for a letter of interest 
by visiting the project website at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography and completing the letter of 
interest webform. On completion of the webform, interested parties will 
receive access to the letter of interest template, which the party must 
complete, certify as accurate, and submit to NIST by email or hardcopy. 
NIST will contact interested parties if there are questions regarding 
the responsiveness of the letters of interest to the project objective 
or requirements identified below. NIST will select participants who 
have submitted complete letters of interest on a first come, first 
served basis within each category of product components or capabilities 
listed below, up to the number of participants in each category 
necessary to carry out this project. When the project has been 
completed, NIST will post a notice on the Migration to Post-Quantum 
Cryptography project website at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/

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projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography announcing the 
completion of the project and informing the public that it is no longer 
accepting letters of interest for this project.
    Completed letters of interest should be submitted to NIST and will 
be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There may be 
continuing opportunity to participate even after initial activity 
commences for participants who were not selected initially or have 
submitted the letter of interest after the selection process. Selected 
participants will be required to enter into a consortium CRADA with 
NIST (for reference, see ADDRESSES section above).
    Project Objective: The advent of quantum computing technology will 
compromise many of the current cryptographic algorithms, especially 
public-key cryptography, which are widely used to protect digital 
information. Work on the development of quantum-resistant public-key 
cryptographic standards is underway, and algorithm selection is 
expected to be completed in the next one to two years (https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/post-quantum-cryptography). Replacement of 
cryptographic algorithms is both technically and logistically 
challenging. It can take years or even decades to complete. In order to 
address these challenges, the NCCoE is undertaking a practical 
demonstration of technology and tools that can provide a head start on 
executing a migration roadmap in collaboration with a public and 
private sector community of interest.
    To meet the need to accelerate migration to quantum-resistant 
cryptography, the NCCoE Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project 
will demonstrate tools for discovery of quantum-vulnerable 
cryptographic code or dependencies on such code. The tools to be 
demonstrated provide automation assistance in identifying where and how 
public-key cryptography is being used in data centers on-premises or in 
the cloud and distributed compute, storage, and network 
infrastructures. The project can also contribute to updates to 
standards, guidelines, regulations, hardware, firmware, operating 
systems, communication protocols, cryptographic libraries, and 
applications that employ cryptography. The audience for the project 
includes developers of products that use public-key cryptographic 
algorithms, integrators of such products, customer organizations that 
acquire or configure such products, and bodies that standardize 
protocols that employ or are dependent on public-key cryptographic 
algorithms.
    The proposed proof-of-concept solution(s) will integrate commercial 
and open source products that leverage cybersecurity standards and 
recommended practices to demonstrate the use case scenarios detailed in 
the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography project description at 
https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography. This project will result in a publicly available NIST 
Cybersecurity Practice Guide as a Special Publication 1800 series, a 
detailed implementation guide describing the practical steps needed to 
implement a cybersecurity reference implementation. Supporting outputs 
may include playbook, tools, code, and white papers.
    Requirements for Letters of Interest: Each responding 
organization's letter of interest should identify which security 
platform component(s) or capability(ies) it is offering. Letters of 
interest should not include company proprietary information, and all 
components and capabilities must be commercially available. Components 
are listed in section 3 of the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography 
project description at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography and include, but are not limited to:

 General IT components:
    [cir] Compute, storage, and network resources necessary to running 
cryptographic code detection tools
    [cir] cloud services
 Functional security components:
    [cir] The data security component
    [cir] the endpoint security component
    [cir] the identity and access management component
    [cir] the security analytics component
 Devices and network infrastructure components:
    [cir] Assets including the devices/endpoints
    [cir] core enterprise resources such as applications/services
    [cir] network infrastructure components
 Approaches and tools for discovering public-key cryptography 
components in:
    [cir] Operating systems
    [cir] application code
    [cir] hardware implementing, controlling, or accelerating crypto 
functionality
 Approaches and tools for discovering algorithm migration 
impacts on:
    [cir] Communications and network protocols
    [cir] key management protocols, processes, and procedures
    [cir] network management protocols, processes, and procedures
    [cir] business processes and procedures

    Each responding organization's letter of interest should identify 
how their products help address one or more of the following 
demonstration scenarios in section 2 of the Migration to Post-Quantum 
Cryptography project description at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography:

 FIPS-140 validated hardware and software modules that employ 
quantum-vulnerable public-key cryptography
 Cryptographic libraries that include quantum-vulnerable 
public-key cryptography
 Cryptographic applications and cryptographic support 
applications that include or are focused on quantum-vulnerable public-
key cryptography
 Embedded quantum-vulnerable cryptographic code in computing 
platforms
 Communication protocols widely deployed in different industry 
sectors that leverage quantum-vulnerable cryptographic algorithms

    Considerations for desired characteristics include:
     All candidate quantum-resistant replacements for quantum-
vulnerable public-key algorithms should have a security strength at 
least equivalent to that possessed by the quantum-vulnerable algorithm 
being replaced, where the security strength of the algorithm being 
replaced is measured in the absence of quantum computing.
     Any suggestion for replacement of a quantum-vulnerable 
public-key algorithm by a compensating control(s) should be accompanied 
by an explanation of how the compensating control provides relevant 
confidentiality and integrity protection commensurate with that 
currently being provided in the absence of quantum computing.
     Any projected performance degradation resulting from a 
suggested replacement of a quantum-vulnerable public-key algorithm by a 
NIST candidate quantum-resistant algorithm should be characterized in 
the project findings.
    In their letters of interest, responding organizations need to 
acknowledge the importance of and commit to provide:
    1. Access for all participants' project teams to component 
interfaces and the organization's experts necessary to make functional 
connections among security platform components.
    2. Support for development and demonstration of the Migration to 
Post-

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Quantum Cryptography project, which will be conducted in a manner 
consistent with the most recent version of the following standards and 
guidance: FIPS 200, SP 800-37, SP 800-52, SP 800-53, SP 800-63, and SP 
1800-16. Additional details about the Migration to Post-Quantum 
Cryptography project are available at https://www.nccoe.nist.gov/projects/building-blocks/post-quantum-cryptography.
    NIST cannot guarantee that all of the products proposed by 
respondents will be used in the demonstration. Each prospective 
participant will be expected to work collaboratively with NIST staff 
and other project participants under the terms of the consortium CRADA 
in the development of the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography 
project. Prospective participants' contribution to the collaborative 
effort will include assistance in establishing the necessary interface 
functionality, connection and set-up capabilities and procedures, 
demonstration harnesses, environmental and safety conditions for use, 
integrated platform user instructions, and demonstration plans and 
scripts necessary to demonstrate the desired capabilities. Each 
participant will train NIST personnel, as necessary, to operate its 
product in capability demonstrations. Following successful 
demonstrations, NIST will publish a description of the security 
platform and its performance characteristics sufficient to permit other 
organizations to develop and deploy security platforms that meet the 
security objectives of the Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography 
project. These descriptions will be public information.
    Under the terms of the consortium CRADA, NIST will support 
development of interfaces among participants' products by providing IT 
infrastructure, laboratory facilities, office facilities, collaboration 
facilities, and staff support to component composition, security 
platform documentation, and demonstration activities.
    The dates of the demonstration of the Migration to Post-Quantum 
Cryptography project capability will be announced on the NCCoE website 
at least two weeks in advance at https://nccoe.nist.gov/. The expected 
outcome will demonstrate how the components of the solutions that 
address Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography can enhance security 
capabilities that provide assurance of mitigation of identified risks 
while continuing to meet industry sectors' compliance requirements. 
Participating organizations will gain from the knowledge that their 
products are interoperable with other participants' offerings.
    For additional information on the NCCoE governance, business 
processes, and NCCoE operational structure, visit the NCCoE website 
https://nccoe.nist.gov/.

Alicia Chambers,
NIST Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2021-22223 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]
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