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NSA Publishes Report to Boost Security of Call Processing Systems

National Security

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released a document to help organizations protect call processing systems from cyber threats. The report, titled “Deploying Secure Unified Communications/Voice and Video over IP Systems,” provides guidance on the security of Voice and Video over Internet Protocol and Unified Communications systems.

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Rob Joyce: NSA-Industry Collaboration Could Help Intell Community Gain More Visibility Into Foreign Hackers

Rob Joyce

Rob Joyce, cybersecurity director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said any proposal that seeks to help the intelligence community address visibility gaps into foreign hacking operations must combine the signals intelligence data that NSA collects with the information gathered by the private sector.

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Ronald Moultrie: Government Should Boost Investment in Defense-Intelligence Info Sharing

Ronald Moultrie

Three high-level executives from the Department of Defense (DOD) jointly testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) regarding the collaboration between defense and intelligence communities. Ronald Moultrie, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, said the U.S. government must focus on improving how it facilitates defense-intelligence information sharing.

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Federal Laboratory Consortium Elects NSA’s Linda Burger as Executive Board Chair

Linda Burger

Linda Burger, a director of a National Security Agency (NSA) office, has been elected as the Federal Laboratory Consortium's (FLC) executive board chair, responsible for driving the implementation of FLC initiatives meant to help consortium members and stakeholders. The FLC, which was was organized in 1974, represents over 300 federal laboratories, agencies and research centers.

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NSA Engages With Academia to Address Vehicle Cyber Vulnerabilities

National Security

The National Security Agency and Morgan State University have partnered to detect cyber vulnerabilities in modern vehicles. NSA said Friday its Ghidra reverse-engineering tool helped the partnership identify these weaknesses, as part of the agency's larger effort to demonstrate the tool. “This research project leverages our core competency in hardware reverse engineering,” Kevin Kornegay said.

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DISA Launches Zero Trust Reference Architecture; Brandon Iske, Joe Brinker Quoted

IPC Survey on CMMC

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has unveiled the Pentagon’s first zero trust reference architecture that seeks to protect critical assets from threat actors by embedding security throughout the network. DISA worked on the reference architecture in collaboration with the DOD chief information officer, National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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NSA, CISA, ODNI Issue ‘Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure’ Analysis Paper

NSA-ODNI-CISA Analysis

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) have released an analysis paper that assesses vulnerabilities associated with the adoption of 5G technology. The document analyzes the major threat vectors across 5G domains and those are policy and standards, supply chain and 5G systems architecture.

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Joint Advisory Outlines Russian Intell Agency’s Additional Cyber Exploitation Techniques

NSA-CISA-FBI-UK NCSC

The FBI, National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K. government’s national cybersecurity center have issued a joint advisory to outline additional cyber tactics, techniques and procedures used by Russian foreign intelligence service actors to compromise networks. The document came nearly a month after CISA, FBI and NSA issued an advisory listing five network vulnerabilities. 

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NSA Teams With National Cryptologic Foundation to Promote Cyberecurity Awareness

National Security

The National Security Agency (NSA) has launched a partnership with the National Cryptologic Foundation to encourage the public and private sector to collaborate on cybersecurity and national security. The said effort will be made through the agency's external engagement strategy and the foundation's continued initiatives to expand public sector awareness. NCF marks its silver founding anniversary in 2021.

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NSA Addresses Operational Technology Security in New Cyber Advisory

National Security

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a cybersecurity advisory outlining ways on how the Department of Defense (DOD), National Security System (NSS) and defense industrial base network owners ensure the security of connected operational technology. The document calls on NSS, DOD and DIB system operators and owners to assess the value against costs and risks for enterprise information technology to OT connectivity.

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