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
 Info Sheet: Exercise a System Recovery Plan (August 2019)Info Sheet: Exercise a System Recovery Plan (August 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Integrate Threat Reputation Services (August 2019)Info Sheet: Integrate Threat Reputation Services (August 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Leverage Modern Hardware Security Features (August 2019)Info Sheet: Leverage Modern Hardware Security Features (August 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Transition to Multi-Factor Authentication (August 2019)Info Sheet: Transition to Multi-Factor Authentication (August 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Continuously Hunt for Network Intrusions (August 2019)Info Sheet: Continuously Hunt for Network Intrusions (August 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Top 10 Mitigation Strategies (March 2018)Info Sheet: Top 10 Mitigation Strategies (March 2018)7/16/2019
 DDD-190716-858-060.PDFAdvisory: Patch Remote Desktop Services On Legacy Versions of Windows (June 2019)6/1/2019
 DDD-190716-296-078.PDFInfo Sheet: Defending Your DNS Infrastructure (June 2019)6/1/2019
 DDD-190716-221-082.PDFInfo Sheet: Boot Security Modes Recommendations (June 2019)6/1/2019
 DDD-190716-288-053.PDFAdvisory: Guidance For Vulnerabilities Affecting Modern Processors - Update 2 (May 2019)5/1/2019
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NSA Joint Federation Assurance Center (JFAC) Hardware Assurance Lab Cybersecurity Technical Reports:

ImageTitlePublication Date
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Best Practices – Threat CatalogNSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Best Practices – Threat Catalog12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 1 Best PracticesNSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 1 Best Practices12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Overall Assurance ProcessNSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Overall Assurance Process12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 1NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 112/8/2022
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and ApplicationsCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and Applications7/14/2022
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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