NSA News & Highlights

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.

May 11, 2022

NSA, Partners Issue Guidance to Secure Managed Service Providers, Their Customers

In anticipation of increased malicious cyber targeting of managed service providers (MSPs), NSA joined cybersecurity authorities from the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to release the “Protecting Against Cyber Threats to Managed Service Providers and their Customers” Cybersecurity Advisory.

May 10, 2022

NSA Issues Recommendations to Protect VSAT Communications

The National Security Agency (NSA) updated its Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)today for securing very small aperture terminal (VSAT) networks, “Protecting VSAT Communications.” The advisory aims to help organizations understand how communications may be at risk of compromise and how they can act to reduce risk.

May 9, 2022

NSA recognizes Codebreaker challenger winners in ceremony shedding light on cybersecurity careers

In recognition of Georgia Tech's 2021 Codebreaker Challenge victory, a team from National Security Agency's (NSA) Academic Outreach team jointly hosted an in-person celebration at Georgia Institute of Technology's CODA Tech Square with Georgia Tech's School of Cybersecurity and Privacy. The NSA Codebreaker Challenge (CBC) is an annual cryptanalysis and reverse engineering event that offers students at U.S.-based schools an opportunity to experience a realistic NSA mission-centric scenario typifying the work that NSA experts perform daily in defense of the Nation.

May 5, 2022

NSA celebrates Public Service Recognition Week

The National Security Agency is celebrating Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), a week-long annual event to honor the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local and tribal government employees. 

May 4, 2022

President Biden Signs Memo to Combat Quantum Computing Threat

FORT MEADE, Md. — The White House announced today that President Joe Biden has signed a National Security Memorandum (NSM) aimed at maintaining U.S. leadership in quantum information sciences and to mitigate the risks of quantum computing to the Nation's security.