Cybersecurity Partnerships


Cybersecurity is a team sport, and there are many ways to partner with NSA. Whether partners with allies, industry, and researchers to strengthen cybersecurity awareness, we advance the state of cybersecurity. Below are resources and organizations that help us achieve success. Note: Several links below include gated content. Partners and customers can register here for access to gated content.

Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)

CSfC enables commercial products to be used in layered solutions protecting classified national security systems data and provides the ability to securely communicate based on commercial standards in a solution that can be fielded in months, not years.

Center for Cybersecurity Standards

NSA’s Center for Cybersecurity Standards supports collaboration with industry to ensure U.S. Government cybersecurity requirements are included in the standards for a more secure future. These standards enable interoperable IT solutions and mitigate security challenges across networks.

National Cross Domain Strategy & Management Office (NCDSMO)

NSA’s NCDSMO is the focal point for U.S. government cross domain capabilities and mission needs pursuant to Executive Order 12333 and National Security Directive 42.

National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP)

NSA manages NIAP, which provides common criteria for testing and validations of commercially developed information technology.

National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP)

NSCAP identifies companies qualified to provide rapid, on-site intrusion detection and incident response support services, using highly skilled and qualified staff to execute thoroughly documented and repeatable processes and procedures.

NSA Office of Small Business

NSA ensures all businesses, whether service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and woman-owned small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in our acquisitions.

NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP)

NSA TTP transfers NSA-developed technology to industry, academia, and other research organizations, benefitting the economy and the agency mission. The program has an extensive portfolio of patented technologies across multiple technology areas.

Science of Security and Privacy (SOS)

NSA sponsors the Science of Security initiative to promote foundational cybersecurity science that is needed to mature the cybersecurity discipline and to underpin advances in cyber defense.