- OPSEC is the military term for Operations Security; in layman terms, making sure that sensitive information, such as troop movements and other combat operations, stays out of enemy hands. Pretty much it means that if Joseph is going out on a patrol tonight in a combat zone, Joseph would be really stupid to announce the specifics of when and where on the internet. Obviously Bradley Manning will not be winning any awards for abiding by this.
- PERSEC means Personal Security, or the art of not announcing to the world that your family, including your large watch dog, is going on vacation for two weeks and your house (you know, the one you gave a virtual tour of on your blog with the exact layout of your television, stereo, and grandma's fine china) is all by it's lonesome.
Common sense right? Unfortunately not as much as you'd think. I myself am really struggling with not revealing all the particulars of this next year. Example--on my personal Facebook page, I asked for people's thoughts and prayers for our upcoming military adventures. Pretty vague right? Instantly about a dozen people were asking me what was going on--and here I thought no one really paid any attention to my status updates--and all I could say was life is going to get interesting. Of course, I was touched by their concern, but with only the very basics to offer for an explanation, I kind of felt like I should have kept quiet all together.
So to help me in my quest of keeping all the exciting juicy stuff that's gonna be happening around my place on a need-to-know basis, I am adding this little man to my sidebar.
And if you click on him, he'll bring you straight to my OPSEC policy page where you can read all about the juicy stuff you'll never be reading anywhere else on the blog!
PS--I promise my next post will be much more interesting.