NSA News & Highlights

July 6, 2022

Double Take: Identical Twins Spend Year Honing Skills at NSA

FORT MEADE, Md. — Every day SSgt Abigail Fisher and SSgt Hannah Fisher get stopped in the halls of the National Security Agency (NSA).

June 30, 2022

2022 IC Pride Summit Embraces Bringing Authenticity to the Workplace

FORT MEADE, Md. — For the first time in nearly a decade, the Intelligence Community (IC) Pride Summit returned to the National Security Agency (NSA) — spotlighting the theme "Authent(ic)" to show how IC agencies should strive to constantly create spaces where employees are not afraid to be themselves, regardless of their identity.

June 22, 2022

NSA, Partners Recommend Properly Configuring, Monitoring PowerShell in New Report

The National Security Agency (NSA) and partner cybersecurity authorities released a Cybersecurity Information Sheet today recommending that Microsoft Windows® operators and administrators properly configure and monitor PowerShell to prevent and detect abuse by malicious actors.

June 16, 2022

Cybersecurity Speaker Series: Defense Industrial Base

The National Security Agency (NSA) Cybersecurity Collaboration Center released the latest video in its Cybersecurity Speaker Series today, focusing on the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The DIB consists of hundreds of thousands of technology, manufacturing, and service companies around the world that design, develop, and produce the Department of Defense’s critical systems, platforms and technologies required to defend the nation.

June 7, 2022

NSA, CISA, and FBI Expose PRC State-Sponsored Exploitation of Network Providers, Devices

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) today, “People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Exploit Network Providers and Devices.” The advisory highlights how People’s Republic of China (PRC) actors have targeted and compromised major telecommunications companies and network service providers primarily by exploiting publicly known vulnerabilities. Networks affected have ranged from small office/home office (SOHO) routers to medium and large enterprise networks.

May 26, 2022

Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez honored during NSA Cryptologic Memorial Wall ceremony

On Thursday, GEN Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U. S. Cyber Command, Director, NSA/Chief CSS hosted the 2022 Memorial Wall Ceremony to honor those who fell in the line of duty in service to the Agency and the Nation. The ceremony paid special respects to SFC Antonio Rey Rodriguez, whose name was engraved two years ago after he fell in the line of duty on 8 February 2020.

May 25, 2022

NSA is heading in-person to RSAC 2022

The National Security Agency (NSA) is taking the show on the road, heading to the 2022 RSA Conference from June 6-10 in San Francisco, California.

May 25, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month: Critical Reflections — Gen. Paul M. Nakasone

During the month of May, the National Security Agency (NSA) is honoring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This year’s Department of Defense theme for the month is “Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service,” and the following is a reflection Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, and member of the AAPI community, on his heritage, his work on behalf of the nation, and how diversity benefits us all.

May 20, 2022

NSA Hosts the Maryland Department of IT in cybersecurity workshop

The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Executive team on Thursday took part in a series of cybersecurity workshops provided by the National Security Agency (NSA). These workshops focused on NSA cyber risk best practices and how they can be utilized to ensure security in the state cyber environment. The workshops provide information regarding risk management, cyber threats, and supply chain management.

May 17, 2022

NSA, Allies Issue Cybersecurity Advisory on Weaknesses that Allow Initial Access

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI, along with allied nations, published a Cybersecurity Advisory today to raise awareness about the poor security configurations, weak controls and other poor network hygiene practices malicious cyber actors use to gain initial access to a victim’s system.