NSA News & Highlights

April 3, 2024

New NSA Display at BWI Honors SIGINT Support to Warfighters

The early 1950s saw the dedication of two new organizations headquartered less than 10 miles apart: NSA and the Friendship International Airport — now Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Nearly eight decades later, the partnership between these organizations is expanding in a new way.

March 28, 2024

National Cryptologic Museum Hosts: A Conversation with Merryl Goldberg Ph.D.

The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) welcomes Dr. Merryl Goldberg, Professor in the School of Arts at California State University San Marcos. Dr. Goldberg will discuss her journey through Moscow in the 1980's, her battle of wits with the KGB, and the cipher system she developed using coded music sheets. During the discussion Dr. Goldberg will play cryptographic tunes as a live demonstration of the coded music sheets.

March 25, 2024

Women of Installations & Logistics Build Strong Future for NSA

Construction is booming across the NSA/CSS Washington (NSAW) campus, with upgrades to existing buildings and the expansion of East Campus. Behind these innovative projects are the women of Installations & Logistics (I&L), who play a critical role in paving the way for the future of NSA. During Women’s History Month, NSA celebrates them and all of the women helping drive mission outcomes.

March 22, 2024

Minnie Kenny Remembered During Event at National Cryptologic Museum

The life and legacy of one of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Hall of Honor cryptanalysts was recently recognized at the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM). Nearly 70 current and former NSA employees along with NSA organizers, gathered for an afternoon of reflection and fellowship to honor cryptologic giant, Minnie Kenny.

March 18, 2024

Georgia Tech Wins NSA's Codebreaker Challenge for Third Consecutive Year

FORT MEADE, Md. – For the third consecutive year, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

March 12, 2024

Scouts Honored at National Cryptologic Museum's Annual Scout Day

“Best day of my life!” One Scout exclaimed as he left the National Cryptologic Museum’s (NCM) annual event on Saturday March 2nd, 2024. Rain couldn’t damper things for the scouts and their families. The event drew a near record number of attendees with more than 650 people coming through the doors of the NCM in just six hours.

March 7, 2024

NSA Releases Top Ten Cloud Security Mitigation Strategies

The National Security Agency (NSA) is releasing “Top Ten Cloud Security Mitigation Strategies” to inform cloud customers about important security practices as they shift their data to cloud environments. The report is a compilation of ten Cybersecurity Information Sheets (CSIs), each on a different strategy. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joins NSA as a partner on six of the ten strategies.

March 5, 2024

NSA Releases Maturity Guidance for the Zero Trust Network and Environment Pillar

The National Security Agency (NSA) is releasing a Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) today that details curtailing adversarial lateral movement within an organization’s network to access sensitive data and critical systems. The CSI, entitled “Advancing Zero Trust Maturity Throughout the Network and Environment Pillar,” provides guidance on how to strengthen internal network control and contain network intrusions to a segmented portion of the network using Zero Trust principles.

Feb. 27, 2024

Russian Cyber Actors Use Compromised Routers to Facilitate Cyber Operations

FORT MEADE, Md. – The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other co-sealers to publish a Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), “Russian Cyber Actors Use Compromised Routers to Facilitate Cyber Operations,” outlining observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), indicators of compromise (IOCs), and mitigation recommendations for EdgeRouter users and other network defenders.

Feb. 26, 2024

Russian Cyber Actors Target Cloud-Hosted Infrastructure

FORT MEADE, MD. – The National Security Agency (NSA) joins the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK) and other partners in releasing the Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), “SVR Cyber Actors Adapt Tactics for Initial Cloud Access.” The CSA outlines how Russia-based cyber actors are adapting their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to infiltrate and access intelligence hosted in cloud environments as a growing number of targets store data in the cloud.