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
 CSI_MULTIFACTOR_AUTHENTICATION_SOLUTIONS_UOO17091520.PDFInfo Sheet: Multifactor Authentication Solutions (October 2020 update)10/16/2020
 DDD-190716-796-079.PDFInfo Sheet: NCTOC Top 5 Security Operations Center (SOC) Principles (March 2018)3/29/2018
 DDD-190719-576-004.PDFInfo Sheet: NCTOC Top 5 Security Operations Center (SOC) Principles (March 2018)3/29/2018
 DDD-200709-749-028.PDFInfo Sheet: Operating on a Compromised Network (July 2014)7/1/2014
 Info Sheet: Segment Networks and Deploy Application-Aware Defenses (September 2019)8/30/2019
 Info Sheet: Selecting a Protective DNS Service (May 2021 Update)5/31/2021
 DDD-190716-715-072.PDFInfo Sheet: Steps to Secure Web Browsing (May 2018)5/1/2018
 Info Sheet: Top 10 Mitigation Strategies (March 2018)7/16/2019
 Info Sheet: Transition to Multi-Factor Authentication (August 2019)8/30/2019
 DDD-190716-676-073.PDFInfo Sheet: UEFI Advantages Over Legacy Mode (March 2018)3/1/2018
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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 Catalog12/8/2022
 NSA 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 Process12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 112/8/2022
 CTR: 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