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Press & Public Engagements

Hear from NSA experts and leaders on a myriad of cybersecurity topics.

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Rowlett Awards

The Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Organizational Achievement is awarded to the Federal Government organization that makes the most significant contributions to the improvement of national cybersecurity, operational cybersecurity readiness, or the defensive cybersecurity operations posture of the United States.

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.

April 24, 2020

Working from Home? Select and Use Collaboration Services More Securely

Article about NSA's release of cybersecurity guidance about selecting and safely using collaboration services for telework. NSA released a full and a short version of the guidance. By following the practical guidelines listed in this guidance, users can mitigate some of the risks posed by malicious cyber threat actors. 

April 22, 2020

Detect & Prevent Cyber Attackers from Exploiting Web Servers via Web Shell Malware

NSA Cybersecurity Information Sheet about detecting and mitigating web shell malware.

Feb. 12, 2020

Heading to RSA: NSA Brings Innovative Ideas to Cybersecurity Industry

Article previewing NSA's participation in the RSA 2020 conference.

Jan. 14, 2020

A Very Important Patch Tuesday

On 14 January 2020, Microsoft released a patch for a Windows 10 vulnerability discovered by NSA (CVE-2020-0601).

Nov. 14, 2019

NSA Inspires the Girl Scouts on Their Way to the Moon

On 19 October, more than 250 Girl Scouts gathered in Hunt Valley, Md. to put their leadership and cybersecurity skills to the test at the inaugural Girl Scouts Cyber Challenge. Their quest was clear: The world’s first moon colony had been hacked, and now they must form an incident response team to determine who hacked their systems and how to stop them. 

Nov. 7, 2019

We're Not Bots - People Solving Hard Problems

Keppel Wood recently joined the new Cybersecurity Directorate as the Chief Operations Officer of the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center- 3C for short. “Your network is only as secure as its last patch or latest update, at speed,” says Keppel, who considers herself a computer nerd at heart.

Oct. 25, 2019

We’re Not Bots – We’re Ohana

What’s unique about National Security Agency Hawai’i is not only the palm trees and never-ending sunshine, it’s the fact that they’re collocated with their primary customer, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. In short, they’re one big Ohana. That’s Hawaiian for family, which is what keeps G Galloway (known as “G”) excited to come to work every day.

Oct. 1, 2019

Strengthening the Front Line: NSA Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate

Article explaining NSA's new Cybersecurity Directorate.

Sept. 20, 2019

NSA Launches Latest Codebreaker Challenge

Article about NSA launching its 20 September 2019 to 10 January 2010 Codebreaker Challenge competition for students at U.S. based academic institutions.