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operations security

A process of identifying critical information and subsequently analyzing friendly actions attendant to military operations and other activities to: a. identify those actions that can be observed by adversary intelligence systems; b. determine indicators that hostile 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. Also called OPSEC. See also command and control warfare; operations security indicators; operations security measures; operations security planning guidance; operations security vulnerabilbity.
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The strategic partnership between OpSec and Maxim will target fighting the increase in brand infringement and counterfeit goods as the two companies combine their expertise to create unique label, trim, and packaging solutions, ensure the integrity of supply chains and protect brand equity across the retail and online marketplaces.
"Even though a private sector job may not be as close-hold with the information they share, the same OPSEC principles that are practiced while in uniform should be applied," Holloway said.
(9) OPSEC, is one of the main components of INFOSEC, which, in turn, is "the pinnacle of social media security concerns." (10) OPSEC includes processes and actions taken to protect unclassified information that can be used against us by adversaries.
A recent look at insider trading on the dark web shows how underground operators use OPSEC to protect their businesses.
Established over three decades ago, Opsec designs, manufactures and provides authentication, brand enhancement and anticounterfeiting products and services, helping customers combat counterfeiting and related problems such diversion, 'grey marketing' online brand abuse and fraud.
OpSec Security is a specialist in fighting counterfeits for brands, transaction cards and government documents and currency.
OPSEC is an operations program first, and security program second.
The two firms have been in talks since September, when the parent company of Orca increased its stake in OpSec by buying shares from Herald Investment Management Limited.
OpSec InSight will provide brand owners and governments with end-to-end visibility into the supply chain and distribution operations of their products' life cycle, from conception to consumer.
The holographic security product line acquired by OpSec primarily addresses the transaction card market segment and generates revenue of approximately $5 million per quarter.
In another instance, Obama attacked the latest OPSEC film that accused him of leaking too many details about the bin Laden raid.