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
 CTR-UEFI-SECURE-BOOT-CUSTOMIZATION-20200915.PDFUEFI Secure Boot Customization9/17/2020
 Technical Report: Kubernetes Hardening Guide (August 2022 Update)8/29/2022
 DDD-190716-945-091.PDFTech Report: WPA3 Will Enhance Wi-Fi Security (June 2018)6/1/2018
 DDD-190716-508-089.PDFTech Report: UEFI Defensive Practices Guidance (July 2017)7/1/2017
 DDD-200603-645-067.PDFTech Report: TENS Virtual Machine Guide (June 2020)6/3/2020
 DDD-190716-188-090.PDFTech Report: NSA/CSS Technical Cyber Threat Framework v2 (November 2018)11/1/2018
 DDD-190716-762-092.PDFTech Report: A Guide to Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Best Practices (September 2018)9/10/2018
 DDD-191030-925-002.PDFTech Report: Hardening SIEM Solution (October 2019)10/30/2019
 Security Guidance For 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part IV: Ensure Integrity of Cloud Infrastructure12/16/2021
 Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures Part III: Data Protection12/2/2021
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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