The European Payments Council (EPC) 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 quantum computing and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) were made. Also, the Key management section was thoroughly reviewed.
As the research and developments in cryptology are constantly evolving, the EPC 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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