NSA News & Highlights

Nov. 10, 2020

NSA and U.S. Naval Academy celebrate designation of Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program in closed ceremony

The National Security Agency and the U.S. Naval Academy celebrated the designation of the Academy's cyber operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) today. The ceremony took place at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Hopper Hall, the Naval Academy’s newest building, named for retired computer scientist Real Admiral Grace Hopper. Diane M. Janosek, Commandant of NSA’s National Cryptologic School, which houses the CAE-CO program, presented the award to the Academy in a closed ceremony.

Nov. 2, 2020

Federal Laboratory Consortium Names Two NSA Employees to Executive Board

For the first time in NSA history, two female employees have been chosen to simultaneously serve on the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Executive Board. Research directorate employees Linda Burger and Karen Presley from the NSA Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) were recently named to the FLC Executive Board. 

Oct. 29, 2020

NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences Announces First-Ever Qubit Collaboratory

The National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is launching the LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) in partnership with the Army Research Office (ARO). First described by computer scientist Dr. William Wulf in 1989, a collaboratory is a “center without walls in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries.”

Oct. 28, 2020

Science of Security’s Annual Security Conference Goes Virtual and Gets Record Attendance

The Science of Security (SoS) & Privacy program recently sponsored the Hot Topics in Science of Security (HoTSoS) Conference. This premier event brings NSA and other researchers together in an unclassified environment along with practitioners and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia, to discuss scientific foundations of cybersecurity.

Oct. 27, 2020

NSA Secures 5G Through Partnerships

As NCSAM comes to a close, we look to our NSA experts to give a general overview on a popular topic: 5G technology.

Oct. 26, 2020

NSA Cybersecurity Perspectives on Quantum Key Distribution and Quantum Cryptography

In response to requests from mission customers, NSA is publicly sharing guidance on quantum key distribution (QKD) and quantum cryptography (QC) as it relates to securing National Security Systems (NSS).

Oct. 26, 2020

A change in how we interact with technology and IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a world of evolving and emerging technologies

Oct. 21, 2020

The First Line of Defense in Cybersecurity

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full swing and U.S. Cyber Command and NSA/CSS are honored to support it. The theme for this year’s NCSAM campaign is “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.” Are you doing your part by being cyber aware?

Oct. 20, 2020

NSA Warns Chinese State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploiting 25 CVEs

NSA released a new cybersecurity advisory detailing 25 vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored malicious cyber actors are currently exploiting or targeting to encourage stakeholders to apply mitigations.

Oct. 16, 2020

Five cryptologic giants inducted into the NSA/CSS Cryptologic Hall of Honor

Press release describing induction of five new cryptologic figures into the Cryptologic Hall of Honor at the National Security Agency, on Oct. 16, 2020.