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
 Info Sheet: Actively Manage Systems and Configurations (August 2019)Info Sheet: Actively Manage Systems and Configurations (August 2019)8/30/2019
 DDD-190716-785-084.PDFInfo Sheet: 2018 Cybersecurity Highlights (October 2018)10/1/2018
 CSI_ SELECTING_AND_USING_COLLABORATION_SERVICES_SECURELY_FULL_20200814.PDFInfo Sheet: (Full) Selecting and Safely Using Collaboration Services for Telework (November 2020 update)11/5/2020
 DDD-200702-323-002.PDFInfo Sheet: (Full) Configuring IPsec Virtual Private Networks (October 2020 update)10/16/2020
 CSI_ SELECTING_AND_USING_COLLABORATION_SERVICES_SECURELY_SHORT_20200814.PDFInfo Sheet: (Abridged) Selecting and Safely Using Collaboration Services for Telework (November 2020 update)11/5/2020
 DDD-200702-489-003.PDFInfo Sheet: (Abridged) Configuring IPsec Virtual Private Networks (October 2020 update)10/16/2020
 Guidelines for Secure AI System DevelopmentGuidelines for Secure AI System Development11/27/2023
 Fact Sheet: Defending OT Operations Against Ongoing Pro-Russia Hacktivist ActivityFact Sheet: Defending OT Operations Against Ongoing Pro-Russia Hacktivist Activity5/1/2024
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers SlicksheetESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers Slicksheet10/31/2022
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Software Bill of Materials ConsumptionESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Software Bill of Materials Consumption11/9/2023
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Managing Open Source Software and Software Bill of MaterialsESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices for Managing Open Source Software and Software Bill of Materials12/11/2023
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for Customers Slick sheetESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for Customers Slick sheet11/17/2022
 ESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for CustomersESF: Securing the Software Supply Chain for Customers11/17/2022
 ESF: Potential Threats to 5G Network SlicingESF: Potential Threats to 5G Network Slicing12/13/2022
 ESF: Identity and Access Management: Developer and Vendor ChallengesESF: Identity and Access Management: Developer and Vendor Challenges10/4/2023
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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