NSA News & Highlights

Sept. 26, 2023

Striving for Excellence: Silvino’s Path to an NSA Career

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re proud to bring you the “Mucho Gusto!” or “Nice to meet you!” series of weekly interviews featuring members of NSA’s Hispanic and Latino (HLAT) Employee Resource Group (ERG). Our interviewees embrace what we share in common and celebrate what makes us unique, in keeping with the year’s theme, Todos Somos. Somos Uno: We are all. We are One. This week, we’d like to introduce you to ERG member Silvino Gonzalez.

Sept. 26, 2023

President Obama’s NSA-Modified Cell Phones on Display at the National Cryptologic Museum

When an NSA employee approached National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) Director Vince Houghton asking if he wanted “the Obama phones,” he didn’t hesitate to acquire the cryptologic gems for display at the museum.

Sept. 21, 2023

GEN Nakasone Offers Insight into Future of Cybersecurity and SIGINT

GEN Paul M. Nakasone, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Director of NSA, and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS), offered insight into what the future of cybersecurity and signals intelligence may look like during a conference in Washington earlier this month.

Sept. 20, 2023

From Puerto Rican Family Values to NSA Leadership Principles: Dennis Velez’s Story

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re proud to bring you the “Mucho Gusto!” or “Nice to meet you!” series of weekly interviews featuring members of NSA’s Hispanic and Latino (HLAT) Employee Resource Group (ERG). Our interviewees embrace what we share in common and celebrate what makes us unique, in keeping with the year’s theme, Todos Somos. Somos Uno: We are all. We are One. This week, we’d like to introduce you to ERG member Dennis Velez.

Sept. 12, 2023

NSA, U.S. Federal Agencies Advise on Deepfake Threats

The National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. federal agency partners have issued new advice on a synthetic media threat known as deepfakes. This emerging threat could present a cybersecurity challenge for National Security Systems (NSS), the Department of Defense (DoD), and DIB organizations.

Aug. 31, 2023

Government Agencies Report New Russian Malware Targets Ukrainian Military

U.S. federal agencies and international partners published a report warning of a new malware campaign from Russian military cyber actors known publicly as Sandworm.

Aug. 30, 2023

The National Security Agency Announces Ms. Wendy Noble as 20th Deputy Director

Today, the National Security Agency (NSA) announced that the Secretary of Defense has designated and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has approved Ms. Wendy Noble to serve as NSA's 20th Deputy Director and senior civilian leader, becoming the third woman in the 70-plus history of NSA to hold this position.

Aug. 21, 2023

Post-Quantum Cryptography: CISA, NIST, and NSA Recommend How to Prepare Now

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warned that cyber actors could target our nation’s most sensitive information now and leverage future quantum computing technology to break traditional non-quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms. This could be particularly devastating to sensitive information with long-term secrecy requirements.

Aug. 4, 2023

National Cryptologic Museum Exhibit Features Early Atomic Age, Oppenheimer Letter

Almost eighty years later, visitors to the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, can view artifacts from the early Atomic Age, including rubble from Hiroshima, a piece of the first-ever nuclear reactor, and more.

Aug. 3, 2023

CISA, NSA, FBI and International Partners Issue Advisory on the Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities in 2022

The “2022 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities” CSA provides details on the top Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) routinely exploited by malicious cyber actors who continue targeting unpatched systems and applications – all known vulnerabilities from 2017 to 2022 that have not been mitigated.