NSA News & Highlights

March 4, 2021

NSA and CISA Release Cybersecurity Information on Protective DNS

The National Security Agency and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a cybersecurity information sheet, “Selecting a Protective DNS Service” on Thursday. This publication details the benefits of using a Protective Domain Name System (PDNS), which criteria to consider when selecting a PDNS provider, and how to effectively implement PDNS.

Feb. 26, 2021

The most prestigious trophy

One June 2, 1948, Sir Edward Travis, director of the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), sent a letter to “Joe,” Captain Joseph Wenger, of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Activity, Washington. Both organizations were successors to the wartime units that had cooperated in exploiting the communications of the Axis Powers in World War II.

Feb. 25, 2021

NSA Issues Guidance on Zero Trust Security Model

The National Security Agency published a cybersecurity product, “Embracing a Zero Trust Security Model,” on Thursday.

Feb. 18, 2021

The U.K. and the U.S. cooperated to bring victory in both fronts of World War II, in Europe and in the Pacific

The U.K. and the U.S. cooperated to bring victory in both fronts of World War II, in Europe and in the Pacific

Feb. 11, 2021

The First UK-US Signals Intelligence Cooperation

When Gen. Eisenhower became the senior U.S. officer in Europe in August 1942, Prime Minister Winston Churchill invited the American general to his weekend residence for a “get acquainted” visit. There, he personally briefed him on ULTRA, the exploitation of the German ENIGMA machine

Feb. 5, 2021

GCHQ and NSA Celebrate 75 Years of Partnership

The United Kingdom Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the United States National Security Agency (NSA) commemorate their partnership to share intelligence.

Jan. 28, 2021

Computing Society Honors NSA Cybersecurity Expert

Dr. Josiah Dykstra, NSA’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center Subject Matter Expert, has been recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Jan. 14, 2021

NSA Recommends How Enterprises Can Securely Adopt Encrypted DNS

The National Security Agency released a cybersecurity product, “Adopting Encrypted DNS in Enterprise Environments,” Thursday explaining the benefits and risks of adopting the encrypted domain name system (DNS) protocol, DNS over HTTPs (DoH), in enterprise environments. The release provides solutions for secure implementation based on enterprise network needs.

Jan. 8, 2021

NSA Cybersecurity 2020 Year in Review

Last year marked the NSA Cybersecurity Directorate's first full year since its establishment, and today we are releasing our 2020 NSA Cybersecurity Year in Review. This document details how NSA worked to prevent and eradicate cyber threats to our nation's most sensitive systems and critical infrastructure. Our cybersecurity mission integrated threat intelligence, vulnerability analysis, cryptographic knowledge, defense operations and diverse technical expertise to secure the nation.

Jan. 5, 2021

NSA releases “Eliminating Obsolete Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Configurations” Cybersecurity Information

The National Security Agency released a cybersecurity product detailing how to detect and fix out-of-date encryption protocol implementations. Networks and systems that use deprecated forms of Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for traffic sessions are at risk of sensitive data exposure and decryption.