Think OPSEC – Knowing critical informationi important

1st Lt. David Swaney
435th Communications Squadron

“Information is a target.
Practice good OPSEC.
You never know who might be listening.”
These statements ring throughout the Air Force, but without knowing what to protect, how can information be protected? Identifying critical or sensitive information and applying operations security measures to analyze and assess threats and vulnerabilities is key to protecting assets.
Critical Information is typically unclassified information about friendly activities, intentions, capabilities or limitations that an adversary needs in order to gain a military, political, diplomatic or technological advantage.