Deut­sches Insti­tut für Nor­mung (DIN)

Norms and Stan­dards for Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on

Ear­ly stan­dar­diza­ti­on enables sus­tainable tech­no­lo­gi­cal leaps and forms the basis for cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on. For this reason, the Deut­sche Insti­tut für Nor­mung (DIN) was com­mis­sio­ned to ana­ly­ze tog­e­ther with the experts from the Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Com­mu­ni­ty cur­rent stan­dar­diza­ti­on needs and to coor­di­na­te and shar­pen stan­dar­diza­ti­on acti­vi­ties in the fur­ther cour­se of the pro­ject.

Aut­hor of the illus­tra­ti­on: © Deut­sches Insti­tut für Nor­mung (DIN)

Euro­pean Stan­dar­diza­ti­on

Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on:
Making Quan­tum Tech­no­lo­gies
Rea­dy for Indus­try

The Joint Rese­arch Cen­ter (JRC) in coope­ra­ti­on with the Euro­pean Com­mit­tee for Stan­dar­diza­ti­on (CEN) and the Euro­pean Com­mit­tee for Elec­tro­tech­ni­cal Stan­dar­diza­ti­on (CENELEC), Euro­pean Commission’s Direc­to­ra­te Gene­ral Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Net­works, Con­tent and Tech­no­lo­gy (DG CNECT), and the Deut­sche Insti­tut für Nor­mung (DIN), orga­ni­zed the Put­ting-Sci­ence-Into-Stan­dards (PSIS) work­shop on Quan­tum Tech­no­lo­gies in Brussels on 28 to 29 March 2019. The con­cre­te action points for stan­dar­diza­ti­on were sum­ma­ri­zed in the JTC report “Making Quan­tum Tech­no­lo­gy Rea­dy for Indus­try”.

Euro­pean Stan­dar­diza­ti­on

Quan­tum Tech­no­lo­gies

The CEN and CENELEC Joint Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee 22 (CEN/CLC/JTC 22) is deve­lo­ping stan­dards rele­vant to Quan­tum Tech­no­lo­gies. Euro­pean experts are invi­ted to cont­act their Natio­nal Stan­dards Body (NSB) or Natio­nal Com­mit­tee (NC), and con­tri­bu­te to this stan­dards deve­lo­p­ment.

Euro­pean Stan­dar­diza­ti­on


Within the frame­work of the “Open­QKD” pro­ject of the EU Frame­work Pro­gram “Hori­zon 2020”, a mul­ti­di­sci­pli­na­ry team from 13 EU count­ries has inves­ti­ga­ted the poten­ti­al of Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on for the digi­tal secu­ri­ty of the EU infra­struc­tu­re. The results of the gap ana­ly­sis of the QKD stan­dar­diza­ti­on land­scape were published in the stu­dy “Cur­rent Stan­dar­di­s­a­ti­on Land­scape and exis­ting Gaps in the Area of Quan­tum Key Dis­tri­bu­ti­on”.

Euro­pean Stan­dar­diza­ti­on

Quan­tum Key Dis­tri­bu­ti­on

Indus­try Spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on Group (ISG) on Quan­tum Key Distribution(QKD) has recent­ly published the first Pro­tec­tion Pro­fi­le for QKD sys­tems and has been working on various spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons.

Inter­na­tio­nal Stan­dar­diza­ti­on

ISO/IEC DIS 23837:
Secu­ri­ty requi­re­ments, test and eva­lua­ti­on methods for QKD

ISO/IEC 23837 defi­nes a set of rigo­rous and com­mon secu­ri­ty spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons for QKD modu­les manu­fac­tu­r­ers, so that manu­fac­tu­r­ers can fol­low the stan­dard to design and imple­ment IT pro­ducts that use QKD, and eva­lua­tors can fol­low the stan­dard to test and eva­lua­te the secu­ri­ty of QKD modu­les, redu­cing the risk of a fail­ure of secu­ri­ty in ope­ra­ti­on. This docu­ment uses the stan­dar­di­zed model and lan­guage of ISO/IEC 15408 to defi­ne a com­mon base­line set of secu­ri­ty func­tion­al requi­re­ments for QKD modu­les.

Inter­na­tio­nal Stan­dar­diza­ti­on


ITU‑T Stu­dy Group 17 (SG17) coor­di­na­tes secu­ri­ty-rela­ted work across all ITU‑T Stu­dy Groups, often working in coope­ra­ti­on with other stan­dards deve­lo­p­ment orga­niza­ti­ons (SDOs) and various ICT indus­try con­sor­tia. Quan­tum-safe secu­ri­ty is a sub­ject of fast-gro­wing importance to SG17’s work, with rele­vant stan­dards pro­vi­ding con­side­ra­ti­ons rele­vant to the design, imple­men­ta­ti­on and ope­ra­ti­on of key manage­ment for Quan­tum Key Dis­tri­bu­ti­on net­works (Recom­men­da­ti­on ITU‑T X.1702, X.1710, X.1712, X.1714, X.1715, Y.3800‑Y.3814).