NSA involvement in encryption project raises suspicions

The National Security Agency is assisting with an effort to define a new encryption standard that’s unbreakable by the quantum computers of the future, and the agency has promised it won’t build secret vulnerabilities into the standard.

The NSA has worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a post-quantum encryption standard. Rob Joyce, the NSA’s director of cybersecurity, recently told Bloomberg News that there “are no back doors.”

Joyce’s comments raised some eyebrows in the cybersecurity community, given that a back door would benefit the NSA’s work to
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