Four Years Later: The Impacts of Ghidra’s Public Release

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March 28, 2023 | Originally published by NSA on March 7, 2023

FORT MEADE, Md. — Four years ago at the 2019 RSA Conference, the National Security Agency (NSA) released Ghidra, a software reverse engineering framework developed by researchers in computer and analytic sciences research, to the public.

Public reaction was overwhelming, with hundreds of thousands of downloads and millions of website views in the days following the release.