NSA News & Highlights

Dec. 22, 2021

CISA, FBI, NSA, and International Partners Issue Advisory to Mitigate Apache Log4J Vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Computer Emergency Response Team New Zealand (CERT-NZ) issued a joint cybersecurity advisory with technical details, mitigations, and resources to address known vulnerabilities in the Apache Log4j software library. This advisory provides critical guidance that any organization using products with Log4j should immediately implement.

Dec. 16, 2021

ESF Members, NSA and CISA publish the fourth installment of 5G cybersecurity guidance

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published the fourth installment on securing integrity of 5G cloud infrastructures, Ensure Integrity of Cloud Infrastructure. As 5G networks and devices continue to increase in popularity, the importance of platform security to harden your systems against malicious cyber activity and persistence is apparent.

FT. MEADE, Md. Dec. 13, 2021

NSA 2021 Year in Review

In a year still largely defined by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NSA proved once again that no matter the global climate, the mission continues. So as we prepare to usher in 2022, it is critical to look back on the many accomplishments of our workforce during the past year.

Dec. 6, 2021

Cybersecurity Speaker Series: The Value of Vulnerability Disclosure

The NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center released the 3rd video in its Cybersecurity Speaker Series today, focusing on the value of disclosing NSA-discovered vulnerabilities, and the decision making process behind these disclosures. The Cybersecurity Speaker Series highlights NSA experts that share their insights, lessons, and contributions of their work in cybersecurity.

Dec. 2, 2021

NSA and CISA publish third installment of 5G cybersecurity guidance

ESF experts from NSA and CISA published guidance to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data within a 5G core cloud infrastructure.

Nov. 18, 2021

Enduring Security Framework Releases Part II of Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures

As part of the Enduring Security Framework (ESF), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published guidance today to mitigate cyber threats within 5G cloud infrastructure. Securely Isolate Network Resources examines threats to 5G container-centric or hybrid container/virtual network, also known as Pods. The guidance provides several aspects of pod security including limiting permissions on deployed containers, avoiding resource contention and denial of service attacks, and implementing real time threat detection.

Nov. 18, 2021

2021 Cyber Management Review Hosted at Fort Meade

For the first time in two years, the United Kingdom and United States militaries conducted an in-person headquarters-level forum to discuss combined cyberspace campaigns and capabilities, called the Cyber Management Review, Nov. 9, 2021.

Nov. 15, 2021

Cracking Zendia’s Codes Safeguarded America

Over decades, cryptanalysts were trained by a world famous concert flautist who made it to Carnegie himself before entering the halls of the NSA to teach hundreds how to crack codes. Lambros Callimahos, born in Cairo to Greek parents, created musical history with an all-flute recital in New York’s most famous concert hall in 1938. After that he then pursued another of his passions, cryptology.  He entered the Army cryptologic service in 1941 and went on to teach cryptology at the Army Security Agency and later the NSA.

Nov. 5, 2021

NSA Announces New Partnership with National Cryptologic Foundation

In concert with remarks by General Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director NSA/Chief, CSS, during the Aspen Security Forum, the National Security Agency (NSA) today announces a new partnership with the National Cryptologic Foundation.

Nov. 1, 2021

NSA Honored with Two DoD Disability Awards

NSA was recently recognized during the Department of Defense (DoD) 41st Annual Disability Awards Ceremony. The event, held virtually earlier this month, honored the NSA as Best Intelligence Component and an Agency affiliate as a DoD 2021 Annual Disability Awards Outstanding Employee.