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
 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-190716-499-076.PDFInfo Sheet: Windows 10 for Enterprises Security Benefits of Timely Adoption (April 2018)4/1/2018
 DDD-190716-893-052.PDFAdvisory: Drupal Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (April 2018)4/19/2018
 DDD-190716-916-070.PDFInfo Sheet: Mobile Device Best Practices When Traveling OCONUS (May 2018)5/1/2018
 DDD-190716-715-072.PDFInfo Sheet: Steps to Secure Web Browsing (May 2018)5/1/2018
 DDD-190716-945-091.PDFTech Report: WPA3 Will Enhance Wi-Fi Security (June 2018)6/1/2018
 DDD-190716-950-081.PDFInfo Sheet: Blocking Unnecessary Advertising Web Content (July 2018)7/5/2018
 DDD-190716-058-083.PDFInfo Sheet: Cloud Security Basics (August 2018)8/29/2018
 DDD-190716-762-092.PDFTech Report: A Guide to Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Best Practices (September 2018)9/10/2018
 DDD-190716-743-080.PDFInfo Sheet: Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure (September 2018)9/18/2018
 DDD-190716-760-085.PDFInfo Sheet: Identity Theft Threat and Mitigations (September 2018)9/18/2018
 DDD-190716-785-084.PDFInfo Sheet: 2018 Cybersecurity Highlights (October 2018)10/1/2018
 DDD-190716-188-090.PDFTech Report: NSA/CSS Technical Cyber Threat Framework v2 (November 2018)11/1/2018
 DDD-190716-546-059.PDFAdvisory: Updated Guidance For Vulnerabilities Affecting Modern Processors (January 2019)1/25/2019
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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