OPSEC – A term often used frivolously on the internet

The National Security Agency (NSA) defines OPSEC as:

OPSECOperations Security – The process of denying potential adversaries any information about capabilities and/or intentions by identifying, controlling, and protecting generally unclassified evidence of the planning and execution of sensitive activities. – Source

People on internet forums love acronyms, and this one takes the cake.  What better way to show your fellow forum members  your superiority and lack of “proof” to back up a claim, than to call an audible when someone posts “Pics or it isn’t true!“. Your response? “OPSEC”.

Here are a couple of pictures poking fun at OPSEC:




5 responses to “OPSEC – A term often used frivolously on the internet”

  1. Greetings! I just recently heard an interesting acronym from Buddy (returned from Afghanistan). He has what I call an ‘interesting’ sense of humor (and what other people call ‘twisted’).

    NEPUT (noun): Non Electrical Pop Up Target.
    Term used to refer to Taliban insurgents, with weapons, when spotted in range of Canadians equipped with rifles and machine guns.

    Any other interesting acronyms out there in blogland?

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      Admin (Mike)

      hahaha NEPUT.. that’s hilarious

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