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
 CSA: North Korea Using Social Engineering to Enable Hacking of Think Tanks, Academia, and MediaCSA: North Korea Using Social Engineering to Enable Hacking of Think Tanks, Academia, and Media6/1/2023
 CSA: People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actor Living off the Land to Evade DetectionCSA: People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actor Living off the Land to Evade Detection5/24/2023
 CSA: Hunting Russian Intelligence “Snake” MalwareCSA: Hunting Russian Intelligence “Snake” Malware5/9/2023
 CSI: Software Memory Safety (April 2023 Update)CSI: Software Memory Safety (April 2023 Update)4/27/2023
 CSI: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Smart CitiesCSI: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Smart Cities4/19/2023
 CSA: APT28 Exploits Known Vulnerability to Carry Out Reconnaissance and Deploy Malware on Cisco RoutersCSA: APT28 Exploits Known Vulnerability to Carry Out Reconnaissance and Deploy Malware on Cisco Routers4/18/2023
 CSI: Advancing Zero Trust Maturity throughout the User Pillar (April 2023 Update)CSI: Advancing Zero Trust Maturity throughout the User Pillar (April 2023 Update)4/3/2023
 CSI: Software Memory Safety (April 2023 Update)CSI: Software Memory Safety (April 2023 Update)4/2/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management Recommended Best Practices for AdministratorsESF: Identity and Access Management Recommended Best Practices for Administrators3/21/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management Educational Aid Talking PointsESF: Identity and Access Management Educational Aid Talking Points3/21/2023
 ESF: Identity and Access Management Educational AidESF: Identity and Access Management Educational Aid3/21/2023
 CTR: UEFI Secure Boot Customization (March 2023 Update)CTR: UEFI Secure Boot Customization (March 2023 Update)3/20/2023
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 2CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 22/27/2023
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 2 Best PracticesCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 2 Best Practices2/27/2023
 CSI: Best Practices for Securing Your Home NetworkCSI: Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network2/22/2023
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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