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Operations Security (OPSEC)

Operations Security is the systematic and proven process by which potential adversaries can be denied information about capabilities and intentions by identifying, controlling and protecting generally unclassified evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities. The process involves five steps: identification of critical information, analysis of threats, analysis of vulnerabilities, assessment of risks, and application of appropriate countermeasures.


The National Counterintelligence and Security Center at ODNI