Cryptologic Programs & Cybersecurity Events

The NCF provides quality cryptologic programs highlighting relevant topics and featuring expert speakers. The Foundation also partners with others in our community to promote additional outstanding programs.

* See links to virtual programming below on this page.

  • The Foundation's cryptologic programs focus on a timely theme and feature an informative guest speaker. Click to learn about upcoming and previous programs.

  • The Foundation's annual meeting & symposium takes place in May - featuring Foundation and Museum updates, as well as guest speakers.

  • The NCF, in partnership with the National Security Agency, is sponsoring a series of dialogues to identify emerging challenges in cybersecurity and cryptology.

  • An NCF and INSF co-hosted event - first occurring in 2022. The program is designed to recognize & celebrate codebreakers. Click to learn about the inaugural event or to get details about the next program.

  • On 16 November 2023, the National Cryptologic Foundation is partnering with Global Cyber Security Hall of Fame to host this special evening of honors. Join us to celebrate the 2023 honorees. Sponsorships and tables are available.

  • The NSA's Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial Cryptologic History Symposium in Maryland. The Foundation helps to promote and support this popular two-day event that features workshops, presentations, and demonstrations. The event coincides with the Foundation's annual meeting to make three days of all-things-cryptology!

  • This special series is an annual program featuring historical lectures named in honor of a former NSA historian. Sponsored by the NSA's Center for Cryptologic History, the lectures are presented by preeminent scholars who address cryptologic issues with a historical perspective.


The NCF offers virtual programs for our members, students, educators, and the wider community. We are also fortunate to be part of a community that shares content-rich virtual programs and podcasts. See links below to programs hosted by the NCF and by other organizations.

  • Since 2021, many of the NCF's cryptologic programs have been held virtually - to include our Anniversary year's special programs. Click to see a list of these programs and links to recaps and recordings.

  • AFIO Virtual Programs and Podcasts

    The Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) launched a series of recorded interviews and other activities called AFIO NOW. Although many of the programs and podcasts are available in their Members-Only section, several have been released to the public. Video recordings are available via the AFIO website or YouTube Channel. For those who prefer to listen to an AFIO NOW episode - podcasts are available via sites such as Podbean or Spotify. Visit the AFIO website for more AFIO NOW episodes and podcasts.

  • INSA Virtual Programs

    The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) offers a variety of regular virtual programming for their members and for the wider community. Click to learn more. From Coffee & Conversation to Fireside Chats - browse and listen to prior programs. You can also stay up to date by bookmarking their Upcoming Events page so you don't miss the next program opportunity.

  • NCF #CyberChats promote cybersecurity awareness and inspire students to pursue a cyber-related career. The original #CyberChats were hosted online and featured a wide variety of cyber experts and professionals. These dedicated professionals shared their experiences, insights, advice, and resources with students, parents, and teachers. In 2023, the NCF launched a #CyberChats podcast - specifically designed for youth 11-18 years of age.

  • The NCF periodically hosts Cybersecurity Events with the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), as well as other community partners. The programs highlight relevant cybersecurity topics and feature experts in the field. These events take multiple forms, to include webinars and special events at locations around the National Capitol Region.

  • Our staff members appreciate opportunities to participate in other organizations' programs or podcasts.

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