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Operations Security

Operations Security is the systematic and proven process used to deny potential adversaries information about capabilities and intentions by identifying, controlling and protecting generally unclassified evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities. The process involves six steps: identification of critical information, analysis of threats, analysis of vulnerabilities, assessment of risks, application of appropriate countermeasures and periodic assessment of effectiveness.


The National Counterintelligence and Security Center at the Office of the Director for National Intelligence