NSA News & Highlights

Sept. 28, 2020

Sign Up Now for NSA’s 2020 Codebreaker Challenge 

NSA is kicking off its 2020 Codebreaker Challenge, a Computer Network Operations/Crypt themed challenge similar to those that routinely threaten national security. U.S. undergraduate and graduate students can sign up now [LINK TO CBC WEBSITE] to tackle the series of problems that touch on skills like software engineering, cryptanalysis, exploit development, block chain analysis and more.

Sept. 25, 2020

New Senior Enlisted Leader joins U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon assumed responsibility as the newest Command Senior Enlisted Leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency in a ceremony held here today.

Sept. 22, 2020

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance “Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services”

NSA cybersecurity guidance on "Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services".

Sept. 21, 2020

Janelle Romano recognized for extraordinary work in Maryland cybersecurity industry

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. presented Janelle Romano, with the 2020 Cyber Warrior Woman Award last week. This award recognizes extraordinary women who perform extraordinary work in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry.

Sept. 17, 2020

Reduce Risk of Network Compromises

The National Security Agency has released two cybersecurity information sheets (CSIs) with best practices to help National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) teleworkers and their systems administrators secure their networks and handle potential compromises.

Sept. 17, 2020

COVID-19, privacy, and school recordings

Alas, COVID-19 has changed any number of things, and virtual learning has been the best of the less-than-great choices we have for educating our children. I have participated in meetings to talk about the technology choices where we spent most of our time discussing security and a little time talking about the privacy concerns.

Sept. 15, 2020

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Technical Report on UEFI Secure Boot Customization

The National Security Agency has released a UEFI Secure Boot Customization Cybersecurity Technical Report that provides detailed recommendations for customizing Secure Boot to better protect against firmware exploitation – a means attackers can use to gain persistent access to victim networks.

Sept. 9, 2020

NSA Named Agency of the Year for Combined Federal Campaign

NSA has been named the Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) “Agency of the Year” for 2019. NSA also earned the “National CFC Innovation Award” and was the only agency in the Chesapeake Bay Area CFC to be awarded the “Million Dollar Circle Award,” for raising well over a million dollars.

Sept. 3, 2020

NSA, National Cryptologic Museum Foundation Reveal Design Plans for State-of-the-Art Cyber Center for Education and Innovation

When NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF) break ground on the proposed Cyber Center for Education and Innovation (CCEI) on the campus of NSA-Washington (NSAW), it will culminate many years of hard work and commitment shared by the two partners.

Aug. 28, 2020

NSA names road in honor of former Executive Director Ralph W. Adams Jr.

In recognition of the cryptologic giants who paved the way before us, the National Security Agency (NSA) is proud to honor one of those trailblazing pioneers by naming a road at NSA’s campus at Fort Meade after the late Ralph W. Adams Jr.