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: Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Fund DPRK Malicious Cyber ActivitiesCSA: Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Fund DPRK Malicious Cyber Activities2/9/2023
 CSA: Protecting Against Malicious Use of Remote Monitoring and Management SoftwareCSA: Protecting Against Malicious Use of Remote Monitoring and Management Software1/25/2023
 CSI: IPv6 Security GuidanceCSI: IPv6 Security Guidance1/18/2023
 NSA Cybersecurity Year in Review 2022NSA Cybersecurity Year in Review 202212/15/2022
 CSA: APT5: Citrix ADC Threat Hunting GuidanceCSA: APT5: Citrix ADC Threat Hunting Guidance12/13/2022
 ESF: Potential Threats to 5G Network SlicingESF: Potential Threats to 5G Network Slicing12/13/2022
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 1CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 112/8/2022
 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
 Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for SuppliersSecuring the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Suppliers10/31/2022
 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
 CSA: Top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) Actively Exploited by People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors (October 2022)CSA: Top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) Actively Exploited by People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors (October 2022)10/6/2022
 CSA: Impacket, Custom Exfiltration Tools Used to Steal Sensitive Information from Defense Industrial Base OrganizationCSA: Impacket, Custom Exfiltration Tools Used to Steal Sensitive Information from Defense Industrial Base Organization10/4/2022
 CSA: Control System Defense: Know the OpponentCSA: Control System Defense: Know the Opponent9/22/2022
 CSA: Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Affiliated Cyber Actors Exploiting Vulnerabilities for Data Extortion and Disc Encryption for Ransom OperationsCSA: Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Affiliated Cyber Actors Exploiting Vulnerabilities for Data Extortion and Disc Encryption for Ransom Operations9/14/2022
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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