Governing the transition to quantum-safe PKIs in the Netherlands: Paving the way for our quantum-safe future

Quantum computers are being developed at unprecedented rates, each day bringing humanity closer to some of the most significant advancements made in fields like medicine and health. Quantum computers also pose a significant threat to PKI systems, threatening to render one of the most ubiquitous cybersecurity tools useless. Some of these threats from quantum computers are already present now and will only continue to develop further in the future. This report looks at what governance means in relation to the transition to quantum-safe (QS) PKI, what the challenges are in this transition, and what recommendations we can make based on this.