Sept. 22, 2021

CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory to Help Organizations Reduce Risk of Attack

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks. The advisory includes technical details on the threat and mitigation steps that public and private sector organizations can take to reduce their risk to this ransomware.

Sept. 11, 2021

NSA Remembers 9/11: Twenty Years On

Twenty years ago today, our nation suffered an attack unlike anything since Pearl Harbor. We pause today to reflect on this somber event, in remembrance of those we have lost and in solidarity with those affected in a multitude of ways. We have been changed, all of us, both as a nation and as members of the intelligence community.

Aug. 3, 2021

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes Hardening Guidance

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a Cybersecurity Technical Report, “Kubernetes Hardening Guidance,” today. This report details threats to Kubernetes environments and provides configuration guidance to minimize risk.

July 29, 2021

Defeating malicious cyber actors requires partnerships

Participating on a panel alongside other high-level officials from the federal, state and private sector, National Security Agency Deputy Director George Barnes discussed NSA’s role within the nation’s shared response to future malicious cyber activities during Thursday’s Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit.

July 29, 2021

NSA Issues Guidance on Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings

NSA released the Cybersecurity Information Sheet, “Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings” today to help National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) teleworkers identify potential threats and minimize risks to their wireless devices and data.

July 29, 2021

What Do NSA and NASA Have in Common?

Surprisingly, the acronyms for the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) cans sometimes get mixed up. Though often an inadvertent mix-up on the initials, the truth is both organizations share a common passion for boundary breaking science and technology.

July 23, 2021

Artificial Intelligence: Next Frontier is Cybersecurity

NSA’s Jason Wang, technical director for the Computer and Analytic Sciences Research Group, forecasted a future in which AI will support the Intelligence Community’s (IC) efforts to secure and defend our Nation’s networks.

July 21, 2021

NSA named 2021 Public-Sector Employer of the Year

CAREERS & the disABLED magazine selected the National Security Agency as the 2021 Public-Sector Employer of the Year, a testament to the agency’s continued commitment to providing equal employment opportunities and fostering a fair and equitable work environment.

July 6, 2021

The Making of a Military Linguist: Col. Alva Lasswell, USMC

Language analysts have always been an important part of intelligence work. After World War I, as the U.S. Navy saw an ever-increasing threat from the Empire of Japan, the leadership decided to set up a language program to train naval personnel as skilled language analysts. However, one of the participants, NSA Hall of Honor member Col Alva Lasswell, may never have studied the Japanese language if not for a serendipitous meeting.

June 28, 2021

NSA’s Women in STEM: Pursuing Passions in Problem Solving

Deputy Chief Information Officer La’Naia Jones’ path to the National Security Agency began just down the road near Annapolis, Maryland, where her passion for problem solving grew while she attended grade school.

June 24, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion in the IC and Around the Globe

Earlier this year, representatives from each of the Five Eyes partners’ respective Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Agender /Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) affinity groups established a regular forum to share ideas, successes, challenges, and support each other in breaking down barriers and building inclusion across our respective workforces.

June 21, 2021

The Hungarian Code Writers

Most people today are familiar with the Native American Code Talkers of World War II, who used their native languages — often unintelligible to non-members of their tribe — to transmit important tactical communications in the war against Germany and Japan.

June 18, 2021

Science of Security Enhances Research Publishing

This year’s 8th annual Hot Topics of Science of Security (HoTSoS) conference pioneered a new type of cybersecurity conference—one centered on providing community input to ongoing research and collective community participation in defining the next decade of cybersecurity research.

June 17, 2021

NSA Releases Guidance on Securing Unified Communications and Voice and Video over IP Systems

NSA released a Cybersecurity Technical Report today that provides best practices and mitigations for securing Unified Communications (UC) and Voice and Video over IP (VVoIP) call-processing systems. The comprehensive report, “Deploying Secure Unified Communications/Voice and Video over IP Systems,” also describes potential risks to UC/VVoIP systems that aren’t properly secured.

June 7, 2021

Linda Burger, NSA Director of the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) elected Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Executive Board Chair

During the 2021 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National Meeting, Linda Burger, Director of the NSA Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA), was elected to serve as the FLC Executive Board Chair, the organization’s highest elected position. She will serve a two-year term starting in October 2021.

June 4, 2021

Water Shortage

The story about Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and World War II’s Battle of Midway is now well known. The U.S. Navy COMINT system in early 1942 had intercepted detailed information about a major impending Japanese operation against the Americans, scheduled for June. Navy cryptanalysts had solved enough of the Japanese enciphered code system, known to them as JN-25, to provide Admiral Chester Nimitz with detailed intelligence about the enemy naval forces coming against him.

May 28, 2021

Women in STEM: Hieu-Hanh Do, Information System Security Officer

As advances across the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continue to be pivotal in the way NSA accomplishes our mission, NSA’s office of Capabilities is committed to empowering women to take an active role in that transformation. Read on to find out how Information System Security Officer Hieu-Hanh Do went from becoming an accountant to serving as an Information System Security Officer.

May 19, 2021

NSA’s Role in the President’s Cyber Executive Order

The National Security Agency (NSA) will play an important role in implementing the requirements of an Executive Order (EO) that was recently signed by President Biden. The EO, entitled Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, is designed to modernize cybersecurity defenses, improve information-sharing between the Federal Government and private sector on cyber issues, and strengthen the ability of the United States to respond to cyber incidents when they occur.

May 16, 2021

NSA Heading to Virtual RSA 2021

The 2021 RSA Conference has gone virtual, and NSA will be there! Cybersecurity experts from NSA will be joining peers and leaders from across industry, academia, and more to exchange bold new ideas that enable the cybersecurity industry to continually evolve.

May 14, 2021

NSA, Morgan State University Use Ghidra to Mitigate Vehicle Cyber Vulnerabilities

The National Security Agency recently partnered with Morgan State University to use Ghidra — an NSA-created reverse-engineering tool — to help identify cyber weaknesses in vehicles and improve their resistance to cyber threats.

May 12, 2021

Making a Difference over 30 Years with the NSA Police

PFC SP came to NSA more than 30 years ago because she needed a full-time job. She’d been working several part-time jobs and heard the Federal Government had opportunities. A job in law enforcement was not on her radar, but she filled out the paperwork and got the job.

May 7, 2021

Profiling DEFSMAC on National Space Day 2021

In April 1964, with the stroke of his pen, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara signed a U.S. Department of Defense Directive, and the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center was born.

April 30, 2021

NSA Congratulates the NCF on their 25th Anniversary and Announces Partnership

This year marks the 25th Anniversary for the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF), formerly known as the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. In celebration of this silver jubilee, the National Security Agency (NSA) is announcing a commitment to strengthen our partnership with the NCF with a focus on increasing educational and public engagement opportunities centered on cybersecurity.

April 22, 2021

NSA’s Contributions to a Greener Planet

In 2009, government agencies were asked to assess their energy usage and environmental efforts to strategically move towards sustainability for the Federal government and because of this assessment, the National Security Agency made a commitment towards proactive environmental stewardship to our employees and neighboring communities through green environmental strategies and by building innovative structures.

April 15, 2021

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Exploiting Five Publicly Known Vulnerabilities to Compromise U.S. and Allied Networks

The National Security Agency (NSA), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) jointly released a Cybersecurity Advisory, “Russian SVR Targets U.S. and Allied Networks,” today to expose ongoing Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) exploitation of five publicly known vulnerabilities.

April 12, 2021

National Cryptologic Museum: A Reimagined Experience of Cryptologic History

The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is working on overdrive creating a reimagined experience of cryptologic history for first-time and repeat visitors alike.

April 9, 2021

Rob Joyce begins as NSA’s Director of Cybersecurity

Rob Joyce started as the National Security Agency’s new Director of Cybersecurity last week.

April 7, 2021

Overcoming Communication Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

For this year’s World Health Day, the National Security Agency takes pride in continuing to ensure its employees have working conditions that are conducive to good health as we support our workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic. Like so many other organizations, NSA entered uncharted territory when presented with the challenge of maintaining our critical mission for the nation during this challenging time.

March 24, 2021

NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center Releases First Speaker Series Video on Protective Domain Name System (PDNS)

NSA released today the first video of its new Cybersecurity Collaboration Center speaker series. In these talks, NSA experts will share insights, lessons, and contributions of their cybersecurity work.

March 4, 2021

GCHQ and NSA Celebrate 75 Years of UKUSA Agreement

This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formal partnership between the U.K. GCHQ and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

March 4, 2021

NSA and CISA Release Cybersecurity Information on Protective DNS

The National Security Agency and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a cybersecurity information sheet, “Selecting a Protective DNS Service” on Thursday. This publication details the benefits of using a Protective Domain Name System (PDNS), which criteria to consider when selecting a PDNS provider, and how to effectively implement PDNS.

Feb. 26, 2021

The most prestigious trophy

One June 2, 1948, Sir Edward Travis, director of the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), sent a letter to “Joe,” Captain Joseph Wenger, of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Activity, Washington. Both organizations were successors to the wartime units that had cooperated in exploiting the communications of the Axis Powers in World War II.

Feb. 25, 2021

NSA Issues Guidance on Zero Trust Security Model

The National Security Agency published a cybersecurity product, “Embracing a Zero Trust Security Model,” on Thursday.

Feb. 18, 2021

The U.K. and the U.S. cooperated to bring victory in both fronts of World War II, in Europe and in the Pacific

The U.K. and the U.S. cooperated to bring victory in both fronts of World War II, in Europe and in the Pacific

Feb. 11, 2021

The First UK-US Signals Intelligence Cooperation

When Gen. Eisenhower became the senior U.S. officer in Europe in August 1942, Prime Minister Winston Churchill invited the American general to his weekend residence for a “get acquainted” visit. There, he personally briefed him on ULTRA, the exploitation of the German ENIGMA machine

Feb. 5, 2021

GCHQ and NSA Celebrate 75 Years of Partnership

The United Kingdom Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the United States National Security Agency (NSA) commemorate their partnership to share intelligence.

Jan. 28, 2021

Computing Society Honors NSA Cybersecurity Expert

Dr. Josiah Dykstra, NSA’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center Subject Matter Expert, has been recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Jan. 14, 2021

NSA Recommends How Enterprises Can Securely Adopt Encrypted DNS

The National Security Agency released a cybersecurity product, “Adopting Encrypted DNS in Enterprise Environments,” Thursday explaining the benefits and risks of adopting the encrypted domain name system (DNS) protocol, DNS over HTTPs (DoH), in enterprise environments. The release provides solutions for secure implementation based on enterprise network needs.

Jan. 8, 2021

NSA Cybersecurity 2020 Year in Review

Last year marked the NSA Cybersecurity Directorate's first full year since its establishment, and today we are releasing our 2020 NSA Cybersecurity Year in Review. This document details how NSA worked to prevent and eradicate cyber threats to our nation's most sensitive systems and critical infrastructure. Our cybersecurity mission integrated threat intelligence, vulnerability analysis, cryptographic knowledge, defense operations and diverse technical expertise to secure the nation.

Jan. 5, 2021

NSA releases “Eliminating Obsolete Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Configurations” Cybersecurity Information

The National Security Agency released a cybersecurity product detailing how to detect and fix out-of-date encryption protocol implementations. Networks and systems that use deprecated forms of Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for traffic sessions are at risk of sensitive data exposure and decryption.

Dec. 29, 2020

NSA Employee Produces More than 1,000 Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a feeling of helplessness for many across the globe. From friends and family putting their lives on hold to those working in the medical field risking their lives on the front lines, no one has been left unaffected.

Dec. 21, 2020

Virtual Hall of Honor Ceremony Celebrates Five Cryptologic Heroes

A non-traditional ceremony marked the creative way NSA hosted this year’s annual celebration, which honored five pioneers in the field of American cryptology.

Dec. 21, 2020

NSA Year in Review

The pandemic affected everyone this year, but our mission didn’t slow down. As our Director, GEN Paul Nakasone said, we “are one team, and each of us contributes our unique expertise to a mission that is all the more critical in times of crisis.”

Dec. 18, 2020

Office of Information Management Displays 'Thankful Tree' at NSA headquarters

As the Agency approaches the end of a difficult year that brought numerous challenges to people across the globe, appreciating those we care for and the things we have is more important than ever.

Dec. 17, 2020

NSA Cybersecurity Advisory: Malicious Actors Abuse Authentication Mechanisms to Access Cloud Resources

In response to ongoing cybersecurity events, the National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory Thursday “Detecting Abuse of Authentication Mechanisms.” This advisory provides guidance to National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) network administrators to detect and mitigate against malicious cyber actors who are manipulating trust in federated authentication environments to access protected data in the cloud.

Dec. 7, 2020

Russian State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploit Known Vulnerability in Virtual Workspaces

The National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory today detailing how Russian state-sponsored actors have been exploiting a vulnerability in VMware® products to access protected data on affected systems.

Dec. 1, 2020

NSA-Texas Gives Back to the Community During Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of families in San Antonio and surrounding areas needing food assistance has nearly doubled.

Nov. 30, 2020

MSgt Frances Dupris Honored Nationally for Work in Promoting STEM Learning

MSgt Frances Dupris has championed the advancement of Native Americans since she joined the U.S. Air Force 19 years ago.

Nov. 30, 2020

Winner of NSA’s 8th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Research Paper Competition

The National Security Agency’s Research Directorate selected “Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution” as the winner of its 8th Annual Best Cybersecurity Research Paper competition

Nov. 27, 2020

NSA Honors American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage

During the month of November, the National Security Agency (NSA) is honoring the American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) heritage during Native American Heritage Month. This month’s theme, “Resilient and Enduring: We Are Native People” is a message that especially rings true this year to the Native community and our nation.

Nov. 24, 2020

The Last Sioux Nation Code Talker

The communication efforts of the World War II Code Talkers have become nearly legendary, with the line between myth and reality blurred by time and Hollywood. Clarence Wolf Guts, a Sioux Nation Code Talker, may be the key to a common myth suggesting that Code Talkers would be killed by their bodyguards if they were about to be captured.

Nov. 20, 2020

From Soldier to Scholar: Vince Houghton Named Director of National Cryptologic Museum

NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is thriving and plans to keep growing as it welcomes a new Director. As the Agency’s principle gateway to the public, the museum has accelerated its virtual outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, proving you don’t have to leave home to enjoy its treasures.

Nov. 20, 2020

NSA’s Tech Transfer Team Wins Top DoD Award

The Office of Research & Technology Applications (ORTA) won the Department of Defense (DoD) 2020 George F. Linsteadt Technology Transfer (T2) Achievement Award for creating NSA’s process for releasing NSA developed capabilities to the open-source software (OSS) community.

Nov. 18, 2020

NSA’s school house celebrates 30 years of accreditation

The Council on Occupational Education (COE) recognized National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) for completing 30 years of accredited status at the Council’s Virtual Annual Meeting on November 11, 2020. NCS was initially accredited with COE in 1990, and has undergone rigorous self-studies and subsequent site visits in order to maintain this recognition.

Nov. 2, 2020

Federal Laboratory Consortium Names Two NSA Employees to Executive Board

For the first time in NSA history, two female employees have been chosen to simultaneously serve on the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Executive Board. Research directorate employees Linda Burger and Karen Presley from the NSA Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) were recently named to the FLC Executive Board. 

Oct. 29, 2020

NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences Announces First-Ever Qubit Collaboratory

The National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is launching the LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) in partnership with the Army Research Office (ARO). First described by computer scientist Dr. William Wulf in 1989, a collaboratory is a “center without walls in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries.”

Oct. 28, 2020

Science of Security’s Annual Security Conference Goes Virtual and Gets Record Attendance

The Science of Security (SoS) & Privacy program recently sponsored the Hot Topics in Science of Security (HoTSoS) Conference. This premier event brings NSA and other researchers together in an unclassified environment along with practitioners and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia, to discuss scientific foundations of cybersecurity.

Oct. 27, 2020

NSA Secures 5G Through Partnerships

As NCSAM comes to a close, we look to our NSA experts to give a general overview on a popular topic: 5G technology.

Oct. 26, 2020

NSA Cybersecurity Perspectives on Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography

In response to requests from mission customers, NSA is publicly sharing guidance on quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum cryptography (QC) as it relates to securing National Security Systems (NSS).

Oct. 26, 2020

A change in how we interact with technology and IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world of evolving and emerging technologies

Oct. 21, 2020

The First Line of Defense in Cybersecurity

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full swing and U.S. Cyber Command and NSA/CSS are honored to support it. The theme for this year’s NCSAM campaign is “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.” Are you doing your part by being cyber aware?

Oct. 20, 2020

NSA Warns Chinese State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploiting 25 CVEs

NSA released a new cybersecurity advisory detailing 25 vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored malicious cyber actors are currently exploiting or targeting to encourage stakeholders to apply mitigations.

Oct. 15, 2020

Securing Your Home Office

Throughout the past year, home offices have become the new norm for many U.S. Government employees. This represents new opportunities and efficiencies—plus, who doesn’t love taking calls in your sweats?! But with increased flexibility comes increased risk. The rapid transition to telework is a hacker’s dream, so it’s important to make sure the

Oct. 13, 2020

Can you solve this puzzle?

In the spirit of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NSA challenges you to solve this puzzle.

Oct. 7, 2020

NSA Releases #BeCyberSmart Wallpapers for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October, The National Security Agency (NSA) is proud to partner with the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance on the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).

Sept. 28, 2020

Sign Up Now for NSA’s 2020 Codebreaker Challenge 

NSA is kicking off its 2020 Codebreaker Challenge, a Computer Network Operations/Crypt themed challenge similar to those that routinely threaten national security. U.S. undergraduate and graduate students can sign up now [LINK TO CBC WEBSITE] to tackle the series of problems that touch on skills like software engineering, cryptanalysis, exploit development, block chain analysis and more.

Sept. 22, 2020

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance “Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services”

NSA cybersecurity guidance on "Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services".

Sept. 21, 2020

Janelle Romano recognized for extraordinary work in Maryland cybersecurity industry

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. presented Janelle Romano, with the 2020 Cyber Warrior Woman Award last week. This award recognizes extraordinary women who perform extraordinary work in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry.

Sept. 17, 2020

Reduce Risk of Network Compromises

The National Security Agency has released two cybersecurity information sheets (CSIs) with best practices to help National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) teleworkers and their systems administrators secure their networks and handle potential compromises.

Sept. 9, 2020

NSA Named Agency of the Year for Combined Federal Campaign

NSA has been named the Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) “Agency of the Year” for 2019. NSA also earned the “National CFC Innovation Award” and was the only agency in the Chesapeake Bay Area CFC to be awarded the “Million Dollar Circle Award,” for raising well over a million dollars.

Sept. 3, 2020

NSA, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Reveal Design Plans for State-of-the-Art Cyber Center for Education and Innovation

When NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) break ground on the proposed Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) on the campus of NSA-Washington (NSAW), it will culminate many years of hard work and commitment shared by the two partners.

Aug. 28, 2020

NSA names road in honor of former Executive Director Ralph W. Adams Jr.

In recognition of the cryptologic giants who paved the way before us, the National Security Agency (NSA) is proud to honor one of those trailblazing pioneers by naming a road at NSA’s campus at Fort Meade after the late Ralph W. Adams Jr.

Aug. 7, 2020

NSA's La'Naia Jones Recognized As 'Technology All-Star'

Women of Color Magazine recently selected La’Naia Jones as a national “2020 Technology All-Star” in honor of her leadership and impact in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Ms. Jones—who joined NSA in 2002, served in many technical and leadership positions, and deployed to multiple hostile areas—is currently serving as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Aug. 4, 2020

Pioneering Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman Honored by U.S. Coast Guard

Elizebeth Friedman, an original member of the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor and known as one of America’s first female cryptanalysts, is being honored by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard last week announced the 11th ship in its new Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) program will be named in honor of Ms. Friedman, who worked with the Coast Guard during prohibition and became a crucial part of the effort to enforce the ban on liquor.

July 2, 2020

University of North Georgia Recognized for Crushing Codebreaker Success

Desmond Henderson, a senior cyber security major at the University of North Georgia (UNG), thought the National Security Agency’s Codebreaker Challenge (CBC) would be just like many of the other Capture the Flag hacking events he’d participated in over the years, but he was wrong.

June 17, 2020

50 Years of Pride: Celebrating NSA's Committment to Promoting Respect, Individuality, Diversity, and Equality

June 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Pride Month celebrations, where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, aromantic/asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, plus numerous other identities on the spectrum, come together to celebrate each other and raise awareness of issues facing the collective Pride Community.

June 9, 2020

“Cyber 9-Line” improves cybersecurity and enables election integrity

The “Cyber 9-Line” is a template of questions that participating National Guard units use to quickly communicate a cyber incident to USCYBERCOM. The data provided enables USCYBERCOM's Cyber National Mission Force to further diagnose a foreign attack and provide timely, unclassified feedback back to the unit, who shares with state and county governments to address the cyber incident. This process is a key aspect of how USCYBERCOM helps strengthen America’s cybersecurity, and enable election integrity.

May 28, 2020

Exim Mail Transfer Agent Actively Exploited by Russian GRU Cyber Actors

Russian military cyber actors, publicly known as Sandworm Team, have been exploiting a vulnerability in Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) software since at least last August.

May 22, 2020

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Each May the United States celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to commemorate the vital contributions of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and native Hawaiians to the American story and to recognize some of the challenges they have faced along the way.

May 21, 2020

Secretary of Defense Visits NSA and U.S. Cyber Command

On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper toured the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCC) Integrated Cyber Center (ICC) on Fort Meade.

April 30, 2020

A message from NSA Director and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command General Paul M. Nakasone to families

General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, addresses family members of those at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

April 24, 2020

Working from Home? Select and Use Collaboration Services More Securely

Article about NSA's release of cybersecurity guidance about selecting and safely using collaboration services for telework. NSA released a full and a short version of the guidance. By following the practical guidelines listed in this guidance, users can mitigate some of the risks posed by malicious cyber threat actors. 

April 22, 2020

Detect & Prevent Cyber Attackers from Exploiting Web Servers via Web Shell Malware

NSA Cybersecurity Information Sheet about detecting and mitigating web shell malware.

April 2, 2020

A message from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to NSA, U.S. Cyber Command

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan addresses NSA, U.S. Cyber Command on the importance of their work during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

March 23, 2020

NSA and Carnegie Mellon University: Partnering on Cybersecurity Research for 20+ Years

NSA has named Carnegie Mellon University a Featured School – and will be highlighting the collaboration on,, and on social media beginning 26 March 2020.

March 20, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 3

As NSA continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to share the third part in our series highlighting influential women in cryptology with five more groundbreaking pioneers in the field.

March 13, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 2

As NSA continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re pleased to share the second part in our series highlighting influential women in cryptology with five more groundbreaking pioneers in the field.

March 6, 2020

The Legacy of Women in American Cryptology: Part 1

As the National Security Agency (NSA) kicks off Women’s History Month, we celebrate the achievements of women who excelled in the field of cryptology and paved the way for the women of today.

Feb. 24, 2020

NSA Seeking Proposals from Colleges for New Scholarship Program for Students

The National Security Agency is introducing a new program to generate partnerships with colleges and universities and increase its employee pipeline of underrepresented minorities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields. 

Feb. 21, 2020

NSA Researcher Wins Prestigious Black Engineer Trailblazer Award

NSA Researcher Dr. Ahmad Ridley was presented with the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award. The award is presented on behalf of Career Communications Group’s U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine and recognizes leaders who are creating new STEM paths for others.

Feb. 18, 2020

Bob Bailey: Cryptologic Hero, and Story

Article about cryptologic contributions of Bob Bailey, a Native American, and a former NSA employee.

Feb. 13, 2020

NSA’s Former Executive Director Wins EEOD Leadership Award

Article about former NSA Executive Director Harry Coker winning the Intelligence Community's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (EEOD) Individual Outstanding Leadership Award.

Feb. 12, 2020

Heading to RSA: NSA Brings Innovative Ideas to Cybersecurity Industry

Article previewing NSA's participation in the RSA 2020 conference.

Jan. 29, 2020

U.S. Cyber Command, NSA Poised to Support U.S. Election Security

USCC's Brig. Gen. Hartman & NSA's Dave Imbordino participate in the University of Southern California "Election Cyersecurity Initiative" forum, Jan. 28, 2020.

Jan. 23, 2020

NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber Systems

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.

Jan. 14, 2020

A Very Important Patch Tuesday

On 14 January 2020, Microsoft released a patch for a Windows 10 vulnerability discovered by NSA (CVE-2020-0601).

Dec. 17, 2019

NSA Research Director Named As First NSA ACM Fellows Recipient

The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, names NSA Research Director Dr. Deborah Frincke as a 2019 ACM Fellow. She is the first NSA employee to receive the honor.

Dec. 16, 2019

NSA Georgia Research Raises the Stakes at HackGT

For the first time, NSA presented challenges and awarded prizes at HackGT, an annual 36 hour hackathon with more than 1,000 students from more than 80 universities in October 2019, located at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dec. 13, 2019

NSA congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)

Article about NSA celebrating the designation and re-designation of 58 academic institutions as Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) conference in Phoenix, Arizona on 20 November 2019.

Dec. 5, 2019

Ghidra Roars into World Recognition!

The open source version of Ghidra, the NSA Research-developed software reverse engineering (SRE) framework, was awarded the highly-acclaimed 2019 R&D 100 Award! Ghidra was created in the late 1990s and has been a longstanding contributor to NSA’s Cybersecurity mission. With its public release, Ghidra’s sphere of influence has dramatically increased.