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OPSEC

(OPerations SECurity) Determining what information is publicly available in the normal course of operations that can be used by a competitor or enemy to its advantage. OPSEC is a common military practice that is also applied to civilian projects such as the development of new products and technologies.

The Official Definition
(From JP 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp1_02.pdf.) Operations security (OPSEC) is a process of identifying critical information and subsequently analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to: (a) identify those operations that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems; (b) determine what indicators adversary intelligence systems might obtain that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries; and (c) select and execute measures that eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the vulnerabilities of friendly actions to adversary exploitation. See DOD cyberspace glossary and DOD intelligence glossary.
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Regardless of what publication or doctrine you have read, it's important to understand that OPSEC is a risk-based decision process comprised of five distinct steps:
Adding civilian and contractor personnel to the OPSEC program.
Through our continued commitment to achieving OPSEC certification for all the latest eSafe solutions, Aladdin provides organizations with an even higher level of security, while also enhancing important monitoring and management capabilities through Check Point Firewall/VPN products," said Shimon Gruper, vice president of technologies for the Aladdin eSafe Business Unit.
Symantec has also said that the company has been a long-time partner of Check Point's OPSEC Alliance, a multi-vendor security framework.
OPSEC complements these other disciplines by seeking to protect those same secrets against indirect disclosure.
Military family members play an active role in OPSEC and are responsible for protecting unclassified critical information.
We are pleased to see that Net Optics Tap technology has passed the rigorous OPSEC certification to support customers' deployment and security monitoring needs with an optimal solution.
We see Check Point's OPSEC certification as an important step in the maturation of Application Oriented Networking (AON)," said Mamoon Yunus, chief technology officer for Forum Systems.
Through OPSEC certification, we have demonstrated that the Britestream and Check Point combination offers robust security and performance that allows customers to achieve their networking and business goals.
an expert in VoIP interconnectivity technology and developer of advanced IP communication services, announced today that it has joined the renowned OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) Partner Alliance Program of Check Point(R) Software Technologies Ltd.
Total Access Protection (TAP), a new OPSEC category, involves verifying that all endpoints connecting to the corporate network are properly secured and compliant with corporate security standards to effectively block the introduction and spread of viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malware plaguing today's networks.
Through OPSEC certification, LogLogic's appliances seamlessly integrate with Check Point's market-leading VPN-1(R)/FireWall-1(R) Next Generation(TM) software.