OPSEC. A process of identifying critical information and
OPSEC. A process of identifying critical information and analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to: identify those actions that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems; determine indicators and vulnerabilities that adversary intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries, and determine which of these represent an unacceptable risk; then select and execute countermeasures. O P S
E C Whats wrong with this picture? OPSEC assessment. An evaluative process of an organization, operation, activity, exercise, or support function to determine if sufficient countermeasures are in place to protect critical information. This term and its definition are approved for inclusion in the next edition of Reference (k).
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL UPAR Responsibilities Enforce OPSEC in all UPAR Products Enforce OPSEC amongst your peers Educate fellow service members on OPSEC for their personal social media sites OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
Steps to Identify OPSEC Identify Critical Information Analyze the threat Analyze the vulnerability
Assess the risk Apply Countermeasures Soldiers serving on border mission whats wrong with picture? OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL What is the enemy looking for?
Information about government personnel, officers, important personalities, and all matters related to them (residence, work place, times of leaving and returning, and children). - Al Qaeda Handbook OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL What Information Should We Protect? (Critical Information)
Military movements (deployment/redeployment dates, dates of field exercises, flight information etc.) next Tuesday IS a specific date Using timeframes Deploying next spring is OK Any issues with the unit Anything concerning security Avoid pictures with Afghan children (PII) Equipment issues (what, no flak vests?) Locations of units (its OK to say theyre in Afghanistan, but not to say that your spouse's battalion is at 14th and Ramadan in Tora Bora) i.e. CELL PHONES
KIAs, WIAs DO NOT POST ABOUT THIS ON FACEBOOK! COMMON SENSE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL TMD Critical Information OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
OPSEC Countermeasures OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OPSEC Countermeasures 10 or less Publish IAW unit publishing guidelines 11-15 Review with PA OPSEC manager to mitigate concerns prior to publishing 16 or greater Review with PA OPSEC manager &
State PAO to mitigate concerns and determine if product should be published OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OPSEC Countermeasures Be careful what you post on social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, web-pages). Be careful what you post elsewhere (i.e. bumper stickers)
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OPSEC Countermeasures Take a close look at all privacy settings. Set security options to allow visibility to friends only.
Do not reveal sensitive information about yourself such as schedules and event locations. Ask, What could the wrong person do with this information? and Could it compromise the safety of myself, my family or my unit?
Closely review photos before they go online. Make sure they do not give away sensitive information which could be dangerous if released. Make sure to talk to family about operations security and what can and cannot be posted.
Videos can go viral quickly, make sure they dont give away sensitive information. OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OPSEC Countermeasures E-mail can be intercepted and read by an adversary, unless its encrypted. MS Outlook can encrypt e-mail with a digital certificate. Other encryption is also an option.
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OPSEC Countermeasures Telephones are NOT secure! Cell phones, cordless phones and land-lines can all be compromised. Face to Face contact is! Limit what you discuss on the phone because you never know
who could be listening in on you. OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL To Summarize OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL Now repeat after me
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL QUESTIONS? There is a fine line between posting too much information and not enough. We need YOU to help keep your unit right in the middle. OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
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