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INFORMATION ASSURANCE NSA's Information Assurance Mission delivers technology, products, and services to secure our clients' information and information systems.
Our Vision: To be the decisive advantage enabling America and its allies to outmaneuver network adversaries.
Our Mission: Measurably improve the security of critical operations and information by providing know-how and technology to our suppliers and clients when and where they need it.
Our Value: is founded on a unique and deep understanding of risks, vulnerabilities, mitigations, and threats.
National Security Cyber Assistance Program
The National Security Agency (NSA) / Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) has established a National Security Cyber Assistance Program wherein commercial organizations can receive accreditation for cyber incident response services. This accreditation in Cyber Incident Response Assistance will validate that an organization has established processes, effective tools and knowledgeable people with the proper skill set and expertise to perform cyber incident response for national security systems to an NSA standard. The accreditation will only be issued to organizations that meet the standards set forth in the NSA/IAD Accreditation Instruction Manual.
For more information, please see the NSCAP webpage.
NSA Mobility Program
The NSA Mobility Program was established in response to the substantial and justified urgency for delivering Mobility solutions that securely provide the rich user experience of commercial technology. As clients and partners accelerate towards agile and mobile communications, NSA's Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) has the responsibility for providing mobile capabilities that can evolve at the pace of today's commercial market, and balance security requirements with user experience.
Click here to read the latest Mobility Capability Package v2.2
IAD's Latest Security Guide Helps Customers Protect Home Networks
The Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA recently released a new technical guide entitled Best Practices for Securing a Home Network. This guidance could not be more timely in light of the increasing threats to U.S. public and private networks, alike. Over the past ten years, IAD has provided many guidance documents to customers outlining practical tips for improving the security of all kinds of applications, operating systems, routers, databases, and more. Recently, Best Practices was produced in video format. Take a moment to view the guide, or watch the video.
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Mar 10, 2014 | Last Reviewed: Mar 10, 2014