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Naval Operations Security (OPSEC)


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Great information regarding OPSEC and your smart devices from DHS! Check it out!

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In one form or another, OPSEC has been practiced throughout history....even before it was called OPSEC! Can you think of some examples?

You are responsible for safeguarding classified, proprietary, protected, and sensitive information. Ask yourself if the individual has a legitimate need for the information to perform his or her job, and does the individual possess the appropriate clearance and access. Share responsibly and abide by the Need to Know principle.

Anyone with access to classified, proprietary, protected, or sensitive information can be a target of elicitation. The adversary is skilled in discretely gathering information from seemingly innocent conversations. Not everyone has the best intentions. Limit what you share. Never divulge sensitive or protected information in an unofficial capacity.

Help our elders protect their information!

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When traveling with the family this spring break, wait until you return to post about your vacation. You don't want everyone to know exactly where you are, or maybe more importantly, where you are not! You don't want a potential thief to know your house is vacant for several days!

One responsibility of being a parent is ensuring your children's safety. Are you inadvertently endangering your child(ren) with your social media posts? Digital kidnapping is real. Learn how to keep your family safe with this article and video.

Social engineering is a huge OPSEC vulnerability. What is social engineering? Simply put, it is the art of psychologically manipulating people into divulging sensitive or classified information. To avoid being socially engineered, don't open emails or attachments from suspicious sources, use multifactor authentication on accounts, be wary of tempting offers, and keep antivirus/antimalware updated. Watch how easy it is to be socially engineered!