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
 Securing the Software Supply Chain for Developers9/1/2022
 Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers10/31/2022
 Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part I: Prevent and Detect Lateral Movement10/28/2021
 Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part II: Securely Isolate Network Resources11/18/2021
 Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part III: Data Protection12/2/2021
 Security Guidance For 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part IV: Ensure Integrity of Cloud Infrastructure12/16/2021
 DDD-191030-925-002.PDFTech Report: Hardening SIEM Solution (October 2019)10/30/2019
 DDD-190716-762-092.PDFTech Report: A Guide to Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Best Practices (September 2018)9/10/2018
 DDD-190716-188-090.PDFTech Report: NSA/CSS Technical Cyber Threat Framework v2 (November 2018)11/1/2018
 DDD-200603-645-067.PDFTech Report: TENS Virtual Machine Guide (June 2020)6/3/2020
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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