Precautionary Standardisation for Quantum Cryptography

On 5 July, the USA National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) selected a candidate proposal to become standard for Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC)

The new PQC standards should prevent the risk that powerful quantum computing will pose to existing cryptography and encryption of digital traffic.

It is a precautionary standard that should prevent the risk of quantum computing being used for cracking encrypted communication.

See more here at NIST page.