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Oct. 21, 2020

The First Line of Defense in Cybersecurity

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full swing and U.S. Cyber Command and NSA/CSS are honored to support it. The theme for this year’s NCSAM campaign is “Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.” Are you doing your part by being cyber aware?

Oct. 20, 2020

NSA Warns Chinese State-Sponsored Malicious Cyber Actors Exploiting 25 CVEs

NSA released a new cybersecurity advisory detailing 25 vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored malicious cyber actors are currently exploiting or targeting to encourage stakeholders to apply mitigations.

Oct. 15, 2020

Securing Your Home Office

Throughout the past year, home offices have become the new norm for many U.S. Government employees.

Sept. 22, 2020

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance “Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services”

NSA cybersecurity guidance on "Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Services".

Sept. 21, 2020

Janelle Romano recognized for extraordinary work in Maryland cybersecurity industry

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. presented Janelle Romano with the 2020 Cyber Warrior Woman Award last week. This award recognizes extraordinary women who perform extraordinary work in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry.

Sept. 17, 2020

Reduce Risk of Network Compromises

The National Security Agency has released two cybersecurity information sheets (CSIs) with best practices to help National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) teleworkers and their systems administrators secure their networks and handle potential compromises.

Sept. 15, 2020

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Technical Report on UEFI Secure Boot Customization

The National Security Agency has released a UEFI Secure Boot Customization Cybersecurity Technical Report that provides detailed recommendations for customizing Secure Boot to better protect against firmware exploitation – a means attackers can use to gain persistent access to victim networks.

Aug. 13, 2020

NSA and FBI Expose Russian Previously Undisclosed Malware “Drovorub” in Cybersecurity Advisory

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a new Cybersecurity Advisory about previously undisclosed Russian malware.

Aug. 4, 2020

How Mobile Device Users Can Limit Their Location Data Exposure

The National Security Agency released a Limiting Location Data Exposure Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) today to guide National Security System (NSS) and Department of Defense (DoD) mobile device users on how they might reduce risk associated with sharing sensitive location data. The guide summarizes how and why mobile devices expose location data and explains potential risk that comes with using them. It provides mitigations to limit the sharing of this information, but warns there is no solution to fully mitigate a mobile device from being located.

May 28, 2020

Exim Mail Transfer Agent Actively Exploited by Russian GRU Cyber Actors

Russian military cyber actors, publicly known as Sandworm Team, have been exploiting a vulnerability in Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) software since at least last August.