The Five Interdependent Phases Of Operations Security

Operations security or OPSEC is the process of protecting unclassified information that can be used against us. According to the Operations Security Professional’s Association, Operations security presents us with challenge of putting ourselves in the shoes of our threats from individuals, groups, other countries, foreign espionages, or organizations (Operations Security Professional’s Association). Operation security is primarily related to the military, but operations security can be related to the government or police stations as well as preventing home break-ins or preventing fraud. Operations security is important within a government or police station because it creates the mindset of thinking like your enemy or opposition in order to …show more content…
Law enforcement officers may be on an undercover mission or operation that may require them to follow procedures as well as the five interdependent phases of Operations security in order to ensure their safety and protection. Operations security does not just apply to undercover operations. Operations security applies to law enforcement officers in all aspects of their job from traffic stops to drug raids. Operations security applies to law enforcement offices from traffic stops to drug raids because in operations security, the department implementing it must be capable of thinking like their primary enemy. If the department isn’t capable of thinking like their enemy then they will not be able to figure out what their primary enemy or criminal is out to destroy. Operations security does not just apply to individual law enforcement officers, it applies to police departments and governments as a whole. Police departments and governments must implement Operations security because it keeps the community and law enforcement officers safe and secure. Operations security to police departments and governments because important information is kept within the government and police departments that could potentially cause harm to the public if the important information is leaked. Police departments and governments must not lack communication …show more content…
According to the Operations Security Professional’s Association, we use Operation security because we are in a world increasingly dependent on information (Operations Security Professional’s Association). Police departments and the military use OPSEC to ensure the protection of those on a mission, or so that the capabilities and weaknesses of their organizations are not taken advantage of. According to the Operations Security Professional’s Association, Operations security’s primary job is to support the more traditional measures for security in order to protect information that could potentially become exploitable (Operations Security Professional’s Association). Operations security can be vital to figuring out whether your primary enemy will be successful and efficient in destroying an organization or

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