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Oct. 6, 2021

NSA Releases Cybersecurity Awareness Month Wallpapers for 2021

Each year, National Security Agency (NSA) partners with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In honor of this year’s celebration, NSA offers wallpaper backgrounds for electronic devices that provide a reminder to #BeCyberSmart.

Oct. 1, 2021

Cybersecurity is a Team Sport – Be a Champion this Cybersecurity Awareness Month

NSA is proud to join the global effort to promote strong cybersecurity practices during the 18th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Oct. 1, 2021

Cybersecurity Speaker Series: Embracing a Zero Trust Mindset

NSA released the second episode in the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center Speaker Series, exploring the concept of Zero Trust, and outlining first steps organizations can take. The Cybersecurity Speaker Series highlights experts at NSA, sharing their insights, lessons learned, and contributions of their work in cybersecurity.

Sept. 22, 2021

CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory to Help Organizations Reduce Risk of Attack

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks. The advisory includes technical details on the threat and mitigation steps that public and private sector organizations can take to reduce their risk to this ransomware.

Aug. 3, 2021

NSA, CISA release Kubernetes Hardening Guidance

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a Cybersecurity Technical Report, “Kubernetes Hardening Guidance,” today. This report details threats to Kubernetes environments and provides configuration guidance to minimize risk.

July 29, 2021

Defeating malicious cyber actors requires partnerships

Participating on a panel alongside other high-level officials from the federal, state and private sector, National Security Agency Deputy Director George Barnes discussed NSA’s role within the nation’s shared response to future malicious cyber activities during Thursday’s Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit.

July 29, 2021

NSA Issues Guidance on Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings

NSA released the Cybersecurity Information Sheet, “Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings” today to help National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) teleworkers identify potential threats and minimize risks to their wireless devices and data.

July 23, 2021

Artificial Intelligence: Next Frontier is Cybersecurity

NSA’s Jason Wang, technical director for the Computer and Analytic Sciences Research Group, forecasted a future in which AI will support the Intelligence Community’s (IC) efforts to secure and defend our Nation’s networks.

July 19, 2021

NSA, CISA, and FBI detail Chinese State-Sponsored Actions, Mitigations

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Cybersecurity Advisory, Chinese State-Sponsored Cyber Operations: Observed TTPs. This advisory describes over 50 tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) Chinese state-sponsored cyber actors used when targeting U.S. and allied networks, and details mitigations.

July 1, 2021

NSA, Partners Release Cybersecurity Advisory on Brute Force Global Cyber Campaign

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released a Cybersecurity Advisory today exposing malicious cyber activities by Russian military intelligence against U.S. and global organizations, starting from mid-2019 and likely ongoing. This advisory is being released as part of NSA's routine and continuing cybersecurity mission to warn network defenders of nation state threats.