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posted on May, 31 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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But what are the rules of OPSEC?

Everyone talks about OPSEC, nobody goes into detail about what it is.

I've got a brief overview of what it is, but are there set rules?




posted on May, 31 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Google it!! Lol
I got a bunch of info by searching it on there
Basically to keep stuff to yourself
edit on 5/31/11 by QuantumPhysicist because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by Sforscott
But what are the rules of OPSEC?

Everyone talks about OPSEC, nobody goes into detail about what it is.

I've got a brief overview of what it is, but are there set rules?

No.
#1
Got some information that could be used against you?keep it to yourself.
#2:Got a tiny piece of information that itself apears harmless but when added to some other harmless piece completes a picture and could be used against you?
keep it to yourself.

edit on 31-5-2011 by 46ACE because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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First rule of OPSEC, nobody talks about OPSEC.
Google is a traitor so he will tell you.



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:23 PM
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Yup, it's so operationally secret we can't talk about it.

Shhh.



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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The only stupid qestion is, "Whats' this button do?" Right before pushing it.
The only stupid answer would be do the question, "Does my butt look big in these jeans?"

OPSEC
Operation(s) Security.
Basically, don't talk about stuff. Bad guys might be listening.



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Another sister branch is disinformation, intentionally spreading false information to distract from the real objective or draw out individuals/organizations who oppose you for intelligence gathering/trapping. In other words, keep the real stuff to yourself and talk about something feasible to protect the main op.



posted on May, 31 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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In my experience, I never heard the term OPSEC as much as I did when myspaces and facebooks became popular. The first time I was in Iraq In 2004 it seemed like all of a sudden one day the command started really pushing for OPSEC with regards to Marines posting way too much info about missions and troop movements on their myspaces. It became a big problem really fast, so they had to ban all social networking sites in country, which in my opinion should have been done from the beginning.

In this day and age OPSEC means Do Not Post Anything Revealing Your Identity, Capabilities, Equipment, Or Intent On Any Website Ever. Ever. But I see a lot of that on ATS. Lots of posts about what kinds guns people like and own, where they are going when given reason to move, what kinds of cars they'll be driving etc. Survival has become a fad lately, just like the war in Iraq became a fad a few years ago.

Operational Security means just that. Keep your operation secure. Don't bother with rules because situation will always dictate. Stay flexible. And for God's sake, delete your myspaces and facebooks!



posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by g146541
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First rule of OPSEC, nobody talks about OPSEC.
Google is a traitor so he will tell you.




Beat me to it, I was soooo going to say that.



posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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Too lazy to look for the picture so I will illustrate it myself.
This is a piece of bad Navy SEAL OPSEC.

Facebook Wall
Osama: brb commotion out front gotta answer the door.
SEAL6: Likes this



posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Haha awesome explanation!!



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