NSA News & Highlights

Dec. 29, 2020

NSA Employee Produces More than 1,000 Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused a feeling of helplessness for many across the globe. From friends and family putting their lives on hold to those working in the medical field risking their lives on the front lines, no one has been left unaffected.

Dec. 21, 2020

Virtual Hall of Honor Ceremony Celebrates Five Cryptologic Heroes

A non-traditional ceremony marked the creative way NSA hosted this year’s annual celebration, which honored five pioneers in the field of American cryptology.

Dec. 21, 2020

NSA Year in Review

The pandemic affected everyone this year, but our mission didn’t slow down. As our Director, GEN Paul Nakasone said, we “are one team, and each of us contributes our unique expertise to a mission that is all the more critical in times of crisis.”

Dec. 18, 2020

Office of Information Management Displays 'Thankful Tree' at NSA headquarters

As the Agency approaches the end of a difficult year that brought numerous challenges to people across the globe, appreciating those we care for and the things we have is more important than ever.

Dec. 17, 2020

NSA Cybersecurity Advisory: Malicious Actors Abuse Authentication Mechanisms to Access Cloud Resources

In response to ongoing cybersecurity events, the National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory Thursday “Detecting Abuse of Authentication Mechanisms.” This advisory provides guidance to National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) network administrators to detect and mitigate against malicious cyber actors who are manipulating trust in federated authentication environments to access protected data in the cloud.

Dec. 7, 2020

Russian State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploit Known Vulnerability in Virtual Workspaces

The National Security Agency (NSA) released a Cybersecurity Advisory today detailing how Russian state-sponsored actors have been exploiting a vulnerability in VMware® products to access protected data on affected systems.

Dec. 1, 2020

NSA-Texas Gives Back to the Community During Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of families in San Antonio and surrounding areas needing food assistance has nearly doubled.

Nov. 30, 2020

MSgt Frances Dupris Honored Nationally for Work in Promoting STEM Learning

MSgt Frances Dupris has championed the advancement of Native Americans since she joined the U.S. Air Force 19 years ago.

Nov. 30, 2020

Winner of NSA’s 8th Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Research Paper Competition

The National Security Agency’s Research Directorate selected “Spectre Attacks: Exploiting Speculative Execution” as the winner of its 8th Annual Best Cybersecurity Research Paper competition

Nov. 27, 2020

NSA Honors American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage

During the month of November, the National Security Agency (NSA) is honoring the American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) heritage during Native American Heritage Month. This month’s theme, “Resilient and Enduring: We Are Native People” is a message that especially rings true this year to the Native community and our nation.