# What’s in the new NIST guidance for encryption, cybersecurity in the quantum era?

One of the biggest concerns among cybersecurity people is the advent of quantum computers. The theory is, quantum will be so powerful it will easily crack encryption algorithms conventional computers would take thousands of years to crack. Now, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued four cryptographic algorithms researchers believe are quantum resistant. Joining the Federal Drive with details, NIST mathematician Dustin Moody.