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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.

Sept. 3, 2019

Time to Sharpen Pencils and Change Passwords

Article reminding parents and students to follow best cybersecurity practices as students return to school in the fall.

July 23, 2019

Teaching the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Our nation continues to face a shortage of cybersecurity professionals but GenCyber camps, established in 2014, are intended to help address this deficit.

July 23, 2019

FAQ: NSA/CSS Cybersecurity Directorate

Q: What is NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate and what is its mission? A: NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate is a major organization that unifies NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyber defense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to National Security Systems and the Defense Industrial Base. 

June 4, 2019

NSA Cybersecurity Advisory: Patch Remote Desktop Services on Legacy Versions of Windows

NSA advisory urging Microsoft Windows administrators and users to ensure they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing cybersecurity threats.

May 30, 2019

Educating the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors: National Centers of Academic Excellence Celebrate 20th Anniversary

NSA and its academic, industry, agency partners are at the forefront of fostering the next generation of cyber warriors. As the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program continues to grow, the focus remains on promoting higher education and research in cyber defense to produce professionals that are prepared to solve tomorrow’s problems.

March 30, 2019

Leadership Through Storytelling

Growing up, Marianne Bailey’s father introduced her to the world of technology and told her she could be whatever she wanted to be. Over the years, she had many mentors, like her high school physics teacher, giving her that same message. A message she is passing on to future generations.

March 5, 2019

Ghidra -- the Software Reverse Engineering Tool You’ve Been Waiting for -- is Here!

Article announcing NSA's release of the Ghidra software tool.

March 4, 2019

NSA @ RSA

Article highlighting NSA's participation at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco, California.

Feb. 27, 2019

New Software Helps to Mitigate Supply Chain Management Risk

Article about NSA and the Trusted Computing Group releasing software and standards for a supply chain validation process that can be used for any computing device.

Jan. 23, 2019

NSA and N.C. A&T: Partnering for a Diverse Workforce

As a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with a  focus in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) has partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) for over 20 years.

Dec. 20, 2018

Cybersecurity: What is Credential Stuffing?

NSA cybersecurity article about credential stuffing attacks, data breaches, and how to protect yourself.

Nov. 7, 2018

In the Spotlight: Kimberly Ferguson-Walter

In the Spotlight Article on Kimberly Ferguson-Walter

Oct. 19, 2018

Connected Desks Aren't What They Used to Be

Article for 2018 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month on the internet of things implications of internet connected furniture.

Oct. 18, 2018

In the Spotlight: Captain Donovan Oubré, USN

In the Spotlight Article on Captain Donovan Oubré for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018.

Oct. 16, 2018

An NSA Cybersecurity Technology that Helps "Port Proof" Your Computer

Article about an NSA licensed cybersecurity technology that is available to the public.

Oct. 11, 2018

In the Spotlight: Paula Lewandoski

In the Spotlight article about Paula Lewandoski for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018.

Oct. 9, 2018

Cybersecurity + Diversity: We want to see you in San Antonio!

Article about NSA participation in the 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference on October 11-13th in San Antonio, Texas.

Oct. 4, 2018

In the Spotlight: Kolade "Yemi" Rotimi

In the Spotlight article for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month featuring Kolade "Yemi" Rotimi-- an NSA subject matter expert assigned to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center.

Oct. 2, 2018

Home, Safe, Home: How to Keep Your Home Cybersecure

Article summarizing home cybersecurity mitigation tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018.

Aug. 13, 2018

Measuring Stress in a High-Risk Environment

Article on the Cyber Operations Stress Survey (COSS), an assessment developed by NSA researchers Dr. Celeste Lyn Paul and Dr. Josiah Dykstra. Organizations can use the COSS to assess employee stress or measure the stress-lowering benefits of policy changes and technical mitigations.

July 9, 2018

Mission Critical: Engaging Schools and Students for Tomorrow's Workforce

Academic engagement is a critical part of NSA's mission and the future of the Agency. Partnerships with schools and universities help grow the talent and tools necessary to support a cyber-secure nation.

June 6, 2018

Cyber on I-C-E

Much like goalies Braden Holtby and Marc-Andre Fleury, cyber defenders must develop a deep understanding of their adversary so that they can be prepositioned to block any attempt to gain access.

April 20, 2018

NSA's Innovative Cyber Tool: "Unfetter" Makes Cyber Better

2018 article about NSA open source release of cybersecurity tool "Unfetter". NSA's 'Unfetter' is designed to help various industries implement better techniques for network security.

April 5, 2018

NSA's Cybersecurity Operations Mission in the Public Eye

As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, NSA's NCTOC is well equipped to defend and protect our Nation's critical networks.

March 28, 2018

U.S. Naval Academy wins the inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise

The United States Naval Academy takes home the inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise Trophy

March 14, 2018

The Inaugural NSA Cyber Exercise, former Cyber Defense Exercise, brings new cyber competition to U.S. Service Academy Cadets and Midshipmen

NCX is a new cyber competition, developing and testing the cyber skills of U.S. Service Academies' cadets and midshipmen.

Dec. 12, 2017

"Section 702" Saves Lives, Protects the Nation and Allies

The U.S. Intelligence Community relies on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the constant hunt for information about foreign adversaries determined to harm the nation or our allies.

Oct. 27, 2017

NSA has SWAG: Information Assurance Research Project to Enhance Cybersecurity

NSA's 'Secure Wearable Authentication Gear' (SWAG) project reflects the agency's research to advance cybersecurity in mission applications.

Aug. 24, 2017

"Section 702" Saves Lives, Protects the Nation and Allies

The U.S. Intelligence Community relies on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the constant hunt for information about foreign adversaries determined to harm the nation or our allies.

July 21, 2017

Coding Their Way to Success!

NSA GenCyber camps are introducing K-12 students and teachers to cybersecurity principles all summer.

Aug. 9, 2016

NSA Research Sponsors Special Award for Young Scientists and Engineers

The NSA Research Directorate hosted award winners from the Intel Science and Engineering Fair for a visit.

Aug. 4, 2016

NSA Staffer Talks Cybersecurity with Teen Math Phenoms

Bierman, ever a showman, made his third consecutive appearance in July as part of the agency's STEM Education Outreach Program to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction - and to raise awareness of STEM career paths.

Oct. 29, 2015

NSA to the Next Generation: "The Nation Needs You!" Agency Launches NSA Day of Cyber

A collective effort by academia, industry, associations, and government is needed to help develop the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Oct. 29, 2015

Steve LaFountain (Dean of the College of Cyber) “ Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

How prepared is the nation for the growing cyber threat against not just national security systems, but critical infrastructure and the economy?

Oct. 28, 2015

The Road to an Optimal Cybersecurity Workforce

The Road to an Optimal Cybersecurity Workforce - A Quick Perspective: Necessary Drivers, Possible Roadblocks, and Current Directions

Oct. 27, 2015

In Discussion with Brad Martin, Senior Researcher, NSA Research Directorate - Science and Technology for 21st Century Smart Systems

Discussions with Brad Martin, Senior Researcher, NSA Research Directorate, about the Internet of Things (IoT). What is the Internet of Things? Internet of Things (IoT) is considered to be the physical devices with compute power that are connected to the Internet. These objects can collect and share information, and communicate over the Internet. Experts predict that there will be over 20 billion IoT devices by 2020.

Oct. 9, 2015

In Discussion with Philip Quade, Chief of NSA Cyber Task Force

Discussions with Philip Quade, Chief of NSA Cyber Task Force, about resilience/resiliency in relation to cybersecurity.

Oct. 1, 2015

In Discussion with Curt Dukes (IAD) - Overview of NSA's Cyber Security Mission

Discussions with Curt Dukes, IAD, about NSA's role in Cyber Security, and how NSA/IAD protect national security networks.