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
 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
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: NSA Evaluation of Commercially  Available Embedded FPGAsCTR: DoD Microelectronics: NSA Evaluation of Commercially Available Embedded FPGAs12/4/2023
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and ApplicationsCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and Applications7/14/2022
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Overall Assurance ProcessCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Overall Assurance Process12/8/2022
 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
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 3 Best PracticesCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 3 Best Practices6/29/2023
 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
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 1 Best PracticesCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 1 Best Practices12/8/2022
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Best Practices – Threat CatalogCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Best Practices – Threat Catalog12/8/2022
 CTR: Deploying Secure Unified Communications/Voice and Video over IP Systems (June 2021)CTR: Deploying Secure Unified Communications/Voice and Video over IP Systems (June 2021)6/17/2021
 CTR: Configuring Adobe Acrobat ReaderCTR: Configuring Adobe Acrobat Reader1/20/2022
 CTR: Cisco Firepower Hardening GuideCTR: Cisco Firepower Hardening Guide8/2/2023
 CSI: Use Secure Cloud Key Management PracticesCSI: Use Secure Cloud Key Management Practices3/7/2024
 CSI: Use Secure Cloud Identity and Access Management PracticesCSI: Use Secure Cloud Identity and Access Management Practices3/7/2024
 CSI: Uphold the Cloud Shared Responsibility ModelCSI: Uphold the Cloud Shared Responsibility Model3/7/2024
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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