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.

To read our complete series on protecting DoD microelectronics from adversary influence, view our DoD Microelectronics Guidance page.
 

ImageTitlePublication Date
 Guidelines for Secure AI System DevelopmentGuidelines for Secure AI System Development11/27/2023
 CSA: IRGC-Affiliated Cyber Actors Exploit PLCs in Multiple Sectors, Including U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems FacilitiesCSA: IRGC-Affiliated Cyber Actors Exploit PLCs in Multiple Sectors, Including U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems Facilities12/1/2023
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: NSA Evaluation of Commercially  Available Embedded FPGAsCTR: DoD Microelectronics: NSA Evaluation of Commercially Available Embedded FPGAs12/4/2023
 CSI: The Case for Memory Safe RoadmapsCSI: The Case for Memory Safe Roadmaps12/6/2023
 CSA: Russian FSB cyber actor Star Blizzard continues worldwide spear-phishing campaignsCSA: Russian FSB cyber actor Star Blizzard continues worldwide spear-phishing campaigns12/7/2023
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Managing Open Source Software and Software Bill of MaterialsESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Managing Open Source Software and Software Bill of Materials12/11/2023
 CSI: Managing Risk from Software Defined Networking ControllersCSI: Managing Risk from Software Defined Networking Controllers12/12/2023
 CSA: Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Exploiting JetBrains TeamCity CVE GloballyCSA: Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Exploiting JetBrains TeamCity CVE Globally12/13/2023
 NSA 2023 Cybersecurity Year in ReviewNSA 2023 Cybersecurity Year in Review12/19/2023
 CSI: Recommendations for Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Management (Jan 2024 Update)CSI: Recommendations for Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) Management (Jan 2024 Update)1/4/2024
 CSI: Engaging with Artificial IntelligenceCSI: Engaging with Artificial Intelligence1/23/2024
 CSA: PRC State-Sponsored Actors Compromise and Maintain Persistent Access to U.S. Critical InfrastructureCSA: PRC State-Sponsored Actors Compromise and Maintain Persistent Access to U.S. Critical Infrastructure2/7/2024
 CTR: Joint Guidance: Identifying and Mitigating Living Off the Land TechniquesCTR: Joint Guidance: Identifying and Mitigating Living Off the Land Techniques2/7/2024
 CSA: SVR Adapt Tactics for Initial Cloud AccessCSA: SVR Adapt Tactics for Initial Cloud Access2/26/2024
 CSA: Russian Cyber Actors Use Compromised Routers to Facilitate Cyber OperationsCSA: Russian Cyber Actors Use Compromised Routers to Facilitate Cyber Operations2/27/2024
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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