Advisory Memoranda

The advisory or information memoranda address ad hoc issues of a general nature relating to national security systems issues. These advisories, as issued, are NOT binding upon U.S. Government departments and agencies.
Documents
File Type Title/Description
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CNSSAM 01-20
Cryptographic Vulnerability

Release Date: 01/23/2020, File Size: 430205

This Advisory memorandum establishes mitigating actions and prioritization for NSS.

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CNSSAM TEMPEST 1-16
Maintenance and Disposition of TEMPEST Equipment

Release Date: 02/09/2017, File Size: 358233

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NSTISSAM TEMPEST 2-95 This document is designated FOUO
RED / BLACK INSTALLATION GUIDANCE

Release Date: 12/12/1995, File Size: 27439113

NSTISSAM TEMPEST 2-95; RED / BLACK INSTALLATION GUIDANCE

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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NSTISSAM INFOSEC 1-99
The Insider Threat to U.S. Government Information Systems

Release Date: 07/01/1999, File Size: 203851

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NSTISSAM INFOSEC 1-00
Use of the FIPS 140-1 Validated Cryptographic Modules in Protecting Unclassified NSS

Release Date: 02/08/2000, File Size: 1355878

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NSTISSAM INFOSEC 2-00
Strategy for Using the NIAP for the Evaluation of COTS Security Enabled IT Products

Release Date: 02/08/2008, File Size: 691331

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NSTISSAM INFOSEC 3-00
Advisory Memorandum on WebBrowser Security Vulnerabilities

Release Date: 08/01/2000, File Size: 256763

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NSTISSAM COMSEC 1-85
Release of COMSEC Equipment, Material or Information to Foreign Enterprises

Release Date: 10/29/1985, File Size: 109960

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NSTISSAM COMSEC 1-98
AN/CYZ-10/10A Data Transfer Device Training - dated August 1998

Release Date: 08/01/1998, File Size: 100267

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NSTISSAM COMSEC 2-98 This document is designated FOUO
Secure Terminal Equipment (STE) - A Strategy for Evolution to Secure Digital Capabilities

Release Date: 01/11/2006, File Size: 1833257

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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NSTISSAM COMPUSEC 1-87
Advisory Memorandum on Office Automation Security Guideline

Release Date: 01/16/1987, File Size: 532288

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NSTISSAM COMPUSEC 1-98
The Role of Firewalls and Guards in Enclave Boundary Protection

Release Date: 12/01/1998, File Size: 157103

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NSTISSAM COMPUSEC 1-99
Transition From the Trusted Computer Sys Eval Criteria to the Internat'l Common Criteria for IT Security Eval

Release Date: 03/11/1999, File Size: 536150

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CNSSAM TEMPEST/1-13 This document is designated FOUO
RED/BLACK Installation Guidance

Release Date: 01/17/2014, File Size: 492506

Provides criteria for the installation of electronic equipment, cabling, and facility support for the processing of secure information

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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NSTISSAM TEMPEST 1-95 This document is designated FOUO
Shielded Enclosures

Release Date: 01/11/2006, File Size: 1756224

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSAM INFOSEC 1-02 This document is designated FOUO
Common Terminology Associated with the Electronic Key Management System

Release Date: 01/11/2006, File Size: 1086055

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSAM IA 2-04
IA - Retirement of DES Based Cryptography to Protect NSS

Release Date: 11/01/2004, File Size: 87509

revised March 2005

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CNSSAM 02-15
Use of Public Standards for the Secure Sharing of Information Among NSS

Release Date: 07/08/2015, File Size: 320020

Information to inform agencies of updated National Security Agency (NSA) guidance associated with the use of public algorithms to protect National Security Systems (NSS). Expands on the guidance contained in CNSS Policy 15.

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CNSSAM IA 3-04 This document is designated FOUO
Advanced Encryption Standard Implementation

Release Date: 01/11/2006, File Size: 520477

This document is designated FOUO. To access protected FOUO content in the CNSS Library, you must login with a Federal/DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) or Common Access Card (CAC) client certificate correctly installed in your browser and click on the "CAC/PKI/PIV Login" button above.

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CNSSAM IA 1-10
Reducing the Risk of Removable Media in National Security Systems

Release Date: 12/01/2010, File Size: 79928

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