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BootGuard support for Post Quantum Algorithms

Dandiest_Fish
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The NSA has announced that RSA and other assymetric algorithms are being deprecated and that by 2025 the new, post-quantum algorithms will be preferred for validating digital signatures of firmware. 

What is the timeline and how does Intel's roadmap look like as far as implementing the new CNSA 2.0 algorithms -- LMS, XMSS,  into BootGuard?

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Steven_Intel
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Hello Dandiest_Fish,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


I will research about your question and as soon as I have an update, I will get back to you.


Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.



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Steven_Intel
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Hello Dandiest_Fish


For information about new outcomes, you can visit Intel Newsroom (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/newsroom/categories.html). You may also check: The Journey to Building a True Quantum Computer Quantum practicality is on the way, but still has a long way to go (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/newsroom/opinion/journey-building-true-quantum-computer.html#gs.q47awl).


Feel free to check information, resources to developer programs, development tools, and public, and Intel Confidential documentation in the developer zone (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000058073/programs/resource-and-documentation-center.html).


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Best regards,


Steven G.

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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Dandiest_Fish
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thank you for the reply. However it leaves the question unanswered. The DoD requires CNSA 2.0 algorithms for firmware verification by 2030. Boot Guard is used to verify firmware signatures. therefore, Boot Guard needs to use CNSA 2.0 asymmetric algorithms if it is to be used in DoD systems. 

 

My question is, is Intel aware of this and if so, what is the plan for updating Boot Guard to support these newer digital signature algorithms?

 

 

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