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
 PRC State-Sponsored Cyber Activity: Actions for Critical Infrastructure LeadersPRC State-Sponsored Cyber Activity: Actions for Critical Infrastructure Leaders3/19/2024
 Securing the Software Supply Chain for DevelopersSecuring the Software Supply Chain for Developers9/1/2022
 Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for SuppliersSecuring the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers10/31/2022
 Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part I: Prevent and Detect Lateral MovementSecurity 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 ResourcesSecurity Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part II: Securely Isolate Network Resources11/18/2021
 Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part III: Data ProtectionSecurity Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part III: Data Protection12/2/2021
 Security Guidance For 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part IV: Ensure Integrity of Cloud InfrastructureSecurity Guidance For 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part IV: Ensure Integrity of Cloud Infrastructure12/16/2021
 Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Security by Design SoftwareShifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Security by Design Software10/16/2023
 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
 DDD-190716-508-089.PDFTech Report: UEFI Defensive Practices Guidance (July 2017)7/1/2017
 DDD-190716-945-091.PDFTech Report: WPA3 Will Enhance Wi-Fi Security (June 2018)6/1/2018
 Technical Report: Kubernetes Hardening Guide (August 2022 Update)Technical Report: Kubernetes Hardening Guide (August 2022 Update)8/29/2022
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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