An area we all need to concentrate on.
Let’s look at that definition again: “An analytical process used to deny an adversary critical information about our planning process and operations.”
It really is as simple as this:
- What information do you want to protect?
- Who wants your information?
- How is your information vulnerable?
- What is the risk for your information?
- How can you protect your information?
The OPSEC process consists of five steps. The text book answer is that they are not in any particular order, but personally I like the following:
- Analyze the Threat.
- Identify Critical Information
- Analyze Your Vulnerabilities.
- Assess the Risk.
- Apply OPSEC Countermeasures.
Analyze the Threat
Who are our enemies and what are they capable of? Are your enemies street criminals, identity theft scam artists, the Mafia, burglars, armed robbers, and/or terrorists? A person living in Atlanta would have a different set of threats (street criminals, et cetera) than a rancher in Arizona (drug runners from Mexico, et cetera). An owner of a logging company may be threatened by eco-terrorists, like Earth Liberation Front, where a butcher may be targeted by the Animal Liberation Front. Conduct research in your area, and determine what the local threats are to you! These may be drastically different than that of your neighbor or local friend.
When analyzing the threat, look at the group’s existence, capability, intent, history, and targeting.
OMG Who could see this and actually BE a #Democrat anymore.
Hillary insiders panicked over Trump’s celebrity appeal
Paul Joseph Watson – OCTOBER 10, 2016
A Clinton campaign email released as part of the Wikileaks data dump earlier today talks about the need to maintain political power by producing “an unaware and compliant citizenry”.
The email was sent to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta by former Clinton administration official Bill Ivy on March 13, 2016.
Ivy was appointed Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during Bill Clinton’s second term. According to his bio, Ivy “is a trustee of the Center for American Progress (a Clinton campaign front), and was a Team Leader in the Barack Obama presidential transition.”
In the email, Ivy outlines the panic amongst some Democrats that Donald Trump’s “celebrity politics” persona cannot be matched by Hillary, who is “not an entertainer, and not a celebrity in the Trump, Kardashian mold.”
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Less than three months after Turkey’s president Erdogan, in the aftermath of the mid-July “failed coup” visited Putin in Russia in his first and very symbolic foreign trip, Putin has returned the favor with a visit of his own to Turkey, where he promptly confirmed that economic relations between the two nations are on solid footing with the November 2015 downing of a Russian fighter jet over Turkey now largely forgotten, and where Turkey and Russia earlier today signed the strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement.As noted previously, once completed the pipeline will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey under the Black Sea, and on to Greece and Europe.
The project, with an estimated total cost of $13 billion, was announced in December 2014 during Putin’s visit to Turkey as an alternative to the canceled South Stream pipeline through Bulgaria, which the Bulgarian government killed due to European pressure.The signing of the deal came after a bilateral meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin who was in Istanbul to attend the 23rd World Energy Congress. During the signing ceremony, Erdogan said ministers and experts will continue to hold bilateral talks after the deal.
Britain should take in all Muslim invaders posing as refugees living in the crowded “Jungle” camp in Calais who claim to have family links to the UK, French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said…
SO? That is what my grandparents called those that follow islam
I wonder how this will sit with Hillary’s best buddies at designated terrorist group CAIR and her Muslim chief advisor Huma Abedin?
Yet while we would be the first to congratulate the new American waiter and bartender class, something does not smell quite right. On one hand, there has been a spike in recent restaurant bankruptcies or mass closures (Logan’s, Fox and Hound, Bob Evans), which has failed to reflect in the government report.
However, what we find more suspect, is that according to the BLS’ seasonally adjusted “data”, starting in March of 2010 and continuing through September of 2016, there has been just one month in which restaurant workers lost jobs, and alternatively, jobs for waiters and bartenders have increased in 78 out of the past 79 months.