NSA News http://www.nsa.gov News Articles on NSA.gov en-us Copyright 2010 http://www.nsa.gov Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:30:00 EST Mitigations for OpenSSL_TLS/DTLS Heartbeat Extension Vulnerability A serious vulnerability exists in OpenSSL's implementation of the TLS/DTLS heartbeat extension. Read the Mitigation guidance document recently posted. http://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/factsheets/I43V_Slick_Sheets/Slicksheet_OpenSSL_Web.pdf U.S. Military Academy Wins NSA's 14th Annual Cyber Defense Exercise The U.S. Military Academy won the 2014 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), its seventh coveted trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the NSA announced today. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/U_S_Military_Academy_Wins_NSAs_14th_Annual.shtml NSA/CSS Honors Code Talkers; Presents Plaque to National Museum of the American Indian FORT MEADE, MD—Native American Code Talkers received special honors today when the National Security Agency / Central Security presented a plaque to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/code_talkers.shtml Rogers Confirmed to Take Helm of USCYBERCOM, NSA/CSS FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The U.S. Senate confirmed Michael S. Rogers for appointment in the U.S. Navy to the grade of Admiral March 31. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/new_director_michael_rogers.shtml ALEXANDER BIDS FAREWELL FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander, USCYBERCOM and Director, NSA/Chief, Central Security Service, will retire from active duty at a relinquishment of command ceremony here March 28. Alexander, who dedicated nearly four decades of service to the nation, holds the distinction of being the longest-serving director of the NSA (August 2005) as well as the first Commander of USCYBERCOM (activated in May 2010). http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/GEN_A_retirement_for_NSA_release_28Mar_final.pdf CDX Media Advisory The cybersecurity skills and ingenuity of students from the U.S. service academies will be put to the test by the National Security Agency's top information assurance professionals in the 14th Annual Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), which will be held from April 8-10 at the Parsons facility located at 7110 Samuel Morse Dr., Columbia, Md. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/cdx_media_advisory.shtml Richard H. Ledgett Jr. Named NSA's New Deputy Director GEN Keith Alexander - Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, NSA/Chief, CSS - is pleased to announce that Richard "Rick" Ledgett is now the 15th Deputy Director of the National Security Agency. In his new role as the senior civilian at NSA, Ledgett acts as the agency's chief operating officer - guiding strategies, setting internal policies, and serving as the principal adviser to the Director. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/new_deputy_director_rick_ledgett.shtml NSA Announces New Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer GEN Keith Alexander - Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, NSA/Chief, CSS - announced today that well-known privacy expert Rebecca Richards will serve as the National Security Agency's new Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer. She most recently worked as the Senior Director for Privacy Compliance at the Department of Homeland Security. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2014/civil_liberties_privacy_officer.shtml Presidential Remarks on Review of Signals Intelligence To view the remarks please follow the provided link. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/17/remarks-president-review-signals-intelligence Report and Recommendations of The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies To view the report please follow the provided link. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2013-12-12_rg_final_report.pdf NSA Announces 2013 Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition The National Security Agency is seeking nominations for the 2013 Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition. The competition is for scientific papers that were published between October 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013, and that show an outstanding contribution to cybersecurity science. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2013/2013_best_cybersecurity_paper_competition.shtml Press Release: 2013 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Designees Announced. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly announce the addition of 17 institutions as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research. http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/press_room/2013/academic_excellence_designees.shtml