Defeating malicious cyber actors requires partnerships nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- 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.

NSA Issues Guidance on Securing Wireless Devices in Public Settings nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- 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.

What Do NSA and NASA Have in Common? nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- Surprisingly, the acronyms for the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) cans sometimes get mixed up. Though often an inadvertent mix-up on the initials, the truth is both organizations share a common passion for boundary breaking science and technology.

Artificial Intelligence: Next Frontier is Cybersecurity nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- 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.

NSA named 2021 Public-Sector Employer of the Year nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- CAREERS & the disABLED magazine selected the National Security Agency as the 2021 Public-Sector Employer of the Year, a testament to the agency’s continued commitment to providing equal employment opportunities and fostering a fair and equitable work environment.

The Making of a Military Linguist: Col. Alva Lasswell, USMC nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- Language analysts have always been an important part of intelligence work. After World War I, as the U.S. Navy saw an ever-increasing threat from the Empire of Japan, the leadership decided to set up a language program to train naval personnel as skilled language analysts. However, one of the participants, NSA Hall of...

NSA’s Women in STEM: Pursuing Passions in Problem Solving nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- Deputy Chief Information Officer La’Naia Jones’ path to the National Security Agency began just down the road near Annapolis, Maryland, where her passion for problem solving grew while she attended grade school.

Diversity and Inclusion in the IC and Around the Globe nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- Earlier this year, representatives from each of the Five Eyes partners’ respective Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Agender /Asexual + (LGBTQIA+) affinity groups established a regular forum to share ideas, successes, challenges, and support each other in breaking down barriers and building...

The Hungarian Code Writers nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- Most people today are familiar with the Native American Code Talkers of World War II, who used their native languages — often unintelligible to non-members of their tribe — to transmit important tactical communications in the war against Germany and Japan.

Science of Security Enhances Research Publishing nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- This year’s 8th annual Hot Topics of Science of Security (HoTSoS) conference pioneered a new type of cybersecurity conference—one centered on providing community input to ongoing research and collective community participation in defining the next decade of cybersecurity research.

NSA Releases Guidance on Securing Unified Communications and Voice and Video over IP Systems nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- NSA released a Cybersecurity Technical Report today that provides best practices and mitigations for securing Unified Communications (UC) and Voice and Video over IP (VVoIP) call-processing systems. The comprehensive report, “Deploying Secure Unified Communications/Voice and Video over...

Linda Burger, NSA Director of the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) elected Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Executive Board Chair nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- During the 2021 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) National Meeting, Linda Burger, Director of the NSA Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA), was elected to serve as the FLC Executive Board Chair, the...

Water Shortage nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- The story about Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and World War II’s Battle of Midway is now well known. The U.S. Navy COMINT system in early 1942 had intercepted detailed information about a major impending Japanese operation against the Americans, scheduled for June. Navy cryptanalysts had solved enough of the Japanese enciphered code system, known to them...

Women in STEM: Hieu-Hanh Do, Information System Security Officer nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- As advances across the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continue to be pivotal in the way NSA accomplishes our mission, NSA’s office of Capabilities is committed to empowering women to take an active role in that transformation. Read on to find out how Information System Security Officer...

NSA’s Role in the President’s Cyber Executive Order nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- The National Security Agency (NSA) will play an important role in implementing the requirements of an Executive Order (EO) that was recently signed by President Biden. The EO, entitled Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, is designed to modernize cybersecurity defenses, improve information-sharing between the Federal...

NSA Heading to Virtual RSA 2021 nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- The 2021 RSA Conference has gone virtual, and NSA will be there! Cybersecurity experts from NSA will be joining peers and leaders from across industry, academia, and more to exchange bold new ideas that enable the cybersecurity industry to continually evolve.

NSA, Morgan State University Use Ghidra to Mitigate Vehicle Cyber Vulnerabilities nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- The National Security Agency recently partnered with Morgan State University to use Ghidra — an NSA-created reverse-engineering tool — to help identify cyber weaknesses in vehicles and improve their resistance to cyber threats.

Making a Difference over 30 Years with the NSA Police nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- PFC SP came to NSA more than 30 years ago because she needed a full-time job. She’d been working several part-time jobs and heard the Federal Government had opportunities. A job in law enforcement was not on her radar, but she filled out the paperwork and got the job.

Profiling DEFSMAC on National Space Day 2021 nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- In April 1964, with the stroke of his pen, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara signed a U.S. Department of Defense Directive, and the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center was born.

NSA Congratulates the NCF on their 25th Anniversary and Announces Partnership nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature- This year marks the 25th Anniversary for the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF), formerly known as the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation. In celebration of this silver jubilee, the National Security Agency (NSA) is announcing a commitment to strengthen our partnership with the NCF with a...

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