NSA News & Highlights

June 6, 2023

NSA and Co-Authors Recommend Best Practices to Secure Remote Access Software

Legitimate remote access software is being used by cyber actors to access victims’ systems, blend in with regular network activities, and evade detection.

June 1, 2023

U.S., ROK Agencies Alert: DPRK Cyber Actors Impersonating Targets to Collect Intelligence

The National Security Agency (NSA) is partnering with several organizations to highlight the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) use of social engineering and malware to target think tanks, academia, and news media sectors.

May 30, 2023

NSA Celebrates Second Annual Lei Day

This May marks the second year in a row that the National Security Agency (NSA) will incorporate the celebration of Lei Day into Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

May 24, 2023

NSA and Partners Identify China State-Sponsored Cyber Actor Using Built-in Network Tools When Targeting U.S. Critical Infrastructure Sectors

The National Security Agency (NSA) and partners have identified indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with a People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actor using living off the land techniques to target networks across U.S. critical infrastructure.

May 23, 2023

#StopRansomware Guide Released by NSA and Partners

To guide network defenders in protecting against the rapidly evolving ransomware tactics of malicious cyber actors, the National Security Agency (NSA) and several partners are publicly releasing the “#StopRansomware Guide” Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) today.

May 15, 2023

NSA Employees Honored with Black Engineer of the Year Awards

For their outstanding demonstration of leadership and technical expertise in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), two National Security Agency (NSA) employees received 2023 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) awards.

May 12, 2023

Captain James D. Stallings to be Honored on National Cryptologic Memorial Wall

Captain James D. Stallings, U.S. Army, will be publicly recognized at the National Security Agency’s Cryptologic Memorial Wall at a ceremony on May 25, 2023. General Paul Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, will host the family of Captain Stallings at the ceremony.

May 9, 2023

U.S. Agencies and Allies Partner to Identify Russian Snake Malware Infrastructure Worldwide

The National Security Agency (NSA) and several partner agencies have identified infrastructure for Snake malware—a sophisticated Russian cyberespionage tool—in over 50 countries worldwide.

April 28, 2023

U.S. Air Force Academy Wins NSA Cyber Competition

After months of preparation and a fierce competition, the U.S. Air Force Academy defended its title as the champions of the Agency’s annual NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX).

April 21, 2023

NSA Continues Work towards a Green Campus

An empty space on NSA/CSS Washington’s (NSAW) East Campus, where construction materials are currently stacked up, will soon be transformed into a new park.