Tag Archives: National Security Agency

NSA Issues Guidance on Secure Boot Customization for Boosted Cybersecurity

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) has published a report that highlights customization methods to protect networks from cyber actors who exploit firmware during attacks. NSA said Tuesday that its UEFI Secure Boot Customization Cybersecurity Technical Report contains recommendations on how to customize the Secure Boot feature of computers.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Groen Nominated to Oversee Joint AI Center

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen, deputy chief of computer network operations at the National Security Agency (NSA), has been nominated for assignment as the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's (JAIC) next director and promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. If the Senate confirms his nomination, Groen would succeed Nand Mulchandani, who has served as acting JAIC director following Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan's departure. 

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, Michael Sulmeyer on Cyber Command’s ‘Defend Forward’ Strategy

Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and Michael Sulmeyer, senior adviser to the commander of Cybercom, wrote in an article published Tuesday on the Foreign Affairs magazine that aside from implementing proactive defense measures, the command needs to advance the “defend forward” strategy through persistent management.

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NSA, FBI Advise Precautionary Measures Against Russian Malware; Anne Neuberger Quoted

Anne Neuberger

The National Security Agency (NSA) partnered with the FBI to publish a new advisory document that tackles cybersecurity against Russian malware. The advisory aims to warn concerned organizations about Drovorub, a Russian malware used on Linux computer systems for cyber espionage.

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NSA’s Greg Smithberger: Cross-Agency Team Looking at Mission Areas That Can Accommodate Remote Work

Greg Smithberger

Greg Smithberger, chief information officer at the National Security Agency (NSA), shared at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance-hosted virtual panel discussion how the NSA works to ensure continuity of work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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NSA Reports on New Cyber Vulnerability in Computers

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The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a report on a new cyber vulnerability that threatens certain systems present within the Department of Defense and other organizations. The BootHole vulnerability allows cyber actors to get through the Secure Boot security standard that makes devices boot only with software trusted by original manufacturers. 

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CISA, NSA Release Security Advisory on Operational Technology; Anne Neuberger Quoted

Anne Neuberger

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) to jointly issue a guidance document on the protection of critical infrastructure and control systems associated with operational technology. 

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