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 here.

ImageTitlePublication Date
 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
 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 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
 CSA_VMWARE ACCESS_U_OO_195076_20.PDFCybersecurity Advisory: Russian State-Sponsored Actors Exploiting Vulnerability in VMware Workspace ONE Access Using Compromised Credentials (December 2020)12/7/2020
 CSA_DROVORUB_RUSSIAN_GRU_MALWARE_AUG_2020.PDFCybersecurity Advisory: Russian GRU 85th GTsSS Deploys Previously Undisclosed Drovorub Malware8/13/2020
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NSA Joint Federation Assurance Center (JFAC) Hardware Assurance Lab Cybersecurity Technical Reports:

ImageTitlePublication Date
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Best Practices – Threat CatalogNSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Best Practices – Threat Catalog12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 1 Best PracticesNSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Level of Assurance 1 Best Practices12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Overall Assurance ProcessNSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Field Programmable Gate Array Overall Assurance Process12/8/2022
 NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 1NSA CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Third-Party IP Review Process for Level of Assurance 112/8/2022
 CTR: DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and ApplicationsCTR: DoD Microelectronics: Levels of Assurance Definitions and Applications7/14/2022
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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