Four Knots to Nowhere contains the recollections and current experiences of the life of an active duty Missile Technician, currently stationed on Shore Duty at the Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral, FL.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Protection of Information

This needs to be reiterated today. I know that most of you guys are already conscious of OPSEC, INFOSEC, and the control of classified material. For those of you that aren't, please take a look at the following links.

OPSEC = The premise of OPSEC is that the accumulation of one or more elements of sensitive/unclassified information or data could damage national security by revealing classified information.

INFOSEC = The protection of information and information systems against unauthorized access or modification of information. INFOSEC includes those measures necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats.

CLASSIFIED = Information that has been determined pursuant to this order or any predecessor order to require protection against unauthorized disclosure and is marked to indicate its classified status when in documentary form.

When you're posting information on the internet, if there's any question as to the classification level of the information, don't post it until a subject-matter-expert approves it.

Read the information over at the Hundreds of Fathoms weblog if you want more information on protecting open-source information.


Blogger bothenook said...

i have to believe there is some security wonk buried deep in the bowels of the puzzle palace that has a full flow, forced injection malox system piped in. it must really be tough to maintain any kind of opsec in the electronic age.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 10:55:00 AM

Blogger MT1(SS) said...

No kidding, bo. I was getting "Holy SHIT!"s all the way up to my CO when we walked a copy of the PowerPoint up.

The presentation is down already, but this is gonna be a long ordeal as they try and track down just where exactly one of the pics was taken and where some of the info came from. I've already heard rumor from our Chief Engineer that the OC that wrote the presentation gleaned all of his info from other websites.

Gonna get worse before it gets better.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 1:10:00 PM

Blogger Lubber's Line said...

Bravo Zulu, MT1(SS). Makes you wonder what passes under the radar. - LL

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 10:35:00 PM

Blogger Brandie said...

I see so many OPSEC violations when it comes to dates and timelines of deployments on wives groups. I'm MT1's wife, and we've had long talks about this. When him and I first got together, I got the sit down lecture on OPSEC. He basically scared me straight.

I've also had some wives basically call me an idiot and say "It's not that important," when they blare EVERY bit of their personal info on the web. Especially on message boards/blogs that they "think" are private. It's really and truely scary. Examples of things I've seen: Count downs to the day of return, Name/Rank/Rate/Boat, Exactly where/what stationed/doing in the sandbox, ect...

Sometimes I have to REALLY wonder if OPSEC is only shoved down the throats of the sub community, tridents especially. I mean, I'm glad it was shoved down my throat. I want MT1 and his boat, and all boats/men/women/units, home in one, safe piece.

Saturday, November 12, 2005 2:44:00 AM


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