Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management

Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management

07 March 22

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The European Payments Council ( ) published today a new version of the document called “Guidelines on cryptographic algorithms usage and key management”. Its purpose is to provide guidance to the European payment industry in the field of cryptographic algorithms and related key management issues.

In this version, updates related to symmetric encryption were made. Also, the sections on quantum computing considerations and key distribution have been reviewed and updated as needed.

As the research and developments in cryptology are constantly evolving, the plans to annually review and update this document to reflect the state of the art in light of major new developments.

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