NSA Cybersecurity Advisories & Guidance


NSA leverages its elite technical capability to develop advisories and mitigations on evolving cybersecurity threats.

Browse or search our repository of advisories, info sheets, tech reports, and operational risk notices listed below. Some resources have access requirements.

For a subset of cybersecurity products focused on telework and general network security for end users, view our Telework and Mobile Security Guidance page here.

ImageTitlePublication Date
 HARDENING_NETWORK_DEVICES.PDFInfo Sheet: Hardening Network Devices (August 2020)8/18/2020
 DDD-190716-760-085.PDFInfo Sheet: Identity Theft Threat and Mitigations (September 2018)9/18/2018
 Info Sheet: Integrate Threat Reputation Services (August 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Leverage Modern Hardware Security Features (August 2019)8/30/2019
 DDD-200804-085-006.PDFInfo Sheet: Limiting Location Data Exposure8/4/2020
 DDD-190716-967-086.PDFInfo Sheet: Limiting ptrace on Production Linux Systems (May 2019)5/1/2019
 DDD-191216-685-015.PDFInfo Sheet: Managing Risk From Transport Layer Security Inspection (16 December 2019)12/17/2019
 DDD-200122-993-002.PDFInfo Sheet: Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities (January2020)1/22/2020
 Info Sheet: Mobile Device Best Practices (October 2020)10/23/2020
 DDD-190716-916-070.PDFInfo Sheet: Mobile Device Best Practices When Traveling OCONUS (May 2018)5/1/2018
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Additional Documents

Some guidance is protected and requires use of a DoD Common Access Card (CAC) to access. Visit https://cyber.mil/nsa/cybersecurity-advisories-and-technical-guidance/ to access the following and other protected documents:

  • Avoid Dangers of Wildcard TLS Certificates and the ALPACA Technique (FOUO version)
  • Protecting VSAT Communications
  • Quantum Security of Symmetric Cryptography and Hash Functions: A Review
  • Securing AWS S3
  • Security Considerations for Office 365 Government Customers