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
 CSI: Advancing Zero Trust Maturity Throughout the Device PillarCSI: Advancing Zero Trust Maturity Throughout the Device Pillar10/19/2023
 CSI: Phishing Guidance: Stopping the Attack Cycle at Phase OneCSI: Phishing Guidance: Stopping the Attack Cycle at Phase One10/18/2023
 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
 CSI: Improving Security of Open Source Software in Operational Technology and Industrial ControlCSI: Improving Security of Open Source Software in Operational Technology and Industrial Control10/10/2023
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance Quick Start GuideCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance Quick Start Guide10/6/2023
 Joint CSA: NSA and CISA Red and Blue Teams Share Top Ten Cybersecurity MisconfigurationsJoint CSA: NSA and CISA Red and Blue Teams Share Top Ten Cybersecurity Misconfigurations10/5/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management: Developer and Vendor ChallengesESF: Identity and Access Management: Developer and Vendor Challenges10/4/2023
 CSI: Procurement and Acceptance Testing Guide for Servers, Laptops, and Desktop ComputersCSI: Procurement and Acceptance Testing Guide for Servers, Laptops, and Desktop Computers9/28/2023
 CSA: People's Republic of China-Linked Cyber Actors Hide in Router FirmwareCSA: People's Republic of China-Linked Cyber Actors Hide in Router Firmware9/27/2023
 CSI: Contextualizing Deepfake Threats to OrganizationsCSI: Contextualizing Deepfake Threats to Organizations9/12/2023
 CSA: Infamous Chisel Malware Analysis ReportCSA: Infamous Chisel Malware Analysis Report8/31/2023
 CSI: Quantum-Readiness: Migration to Post-Quantum CryptographyCSI: Quantum-Readiness: Migration to Post-Quantum Cryptography8/21/2023
 CSA: 2022 Top Routinely Exploited VulnerabilitiesCSA: 2022 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities8/3/2023
 CTR: Cisco Firepower Hardening GuideCTR: Cisco Firepower Hardening Guide8/2/2023
 CSA: Preventing Web Application Access Control AbuseCSA: Preventing Web Application Access Control Abuse7/27/2023
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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