OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends, Family, Acquaintances byfor Modern Survival Blog
GNN Note – I’m not attacking, or saying these people are evil or doing something wrong – pointing out a fact – FACT. Our stance for many years has been simple – during an extreme crisis, like the one on the horizon, the parents of small, infant children will be some of the most dangerous people we will encounter – they will say, and do, anything to feed their children. They will rat you out in the blink of an eye – to feed their children.
OPSEC stands for Operational Security. It can be very important. Especially during times like we’re experiencing today.
What is OPSEC? In short, it’s keeping your mouth shut. Keeping certain things, plans, topics, (whatever) — out of plain sight or conversation with others. In other words, it’s sort of keeping a secret (about whatever it is).
Prepping, preparedness, issues of security, and MANY other ‘things’. Maintaining good OPSEC may be more important than you may realize. Especially when it comes to your immediate circle of friends (and others) – even those you may trust to varying extents.
Your immediate circle of friends, family, or acquaintances whom you may trust. Here’s how it could happen…
You mention something to one of your inner circle. It seemed harmless enough to mention. After all, you trust that person not to blab to the whole world about it, right?.
Well here’s the thing… That other person might not have the same level of OPSEC or concern about that particular nugget of information as you do. That info ‘might’ inadvertently come out during another ‘harmless’ conversation with someone else from THEIR OWN circle of friends.
So now that information (whatever) has been revealed two levels out from you. Even if that person who is within the second ring of people (who now know the “nugget”) is not a blabbermouth, – that person might not realize the OPSEC value of the nugget of information that was casually revealed to them. And then that person ‘might’ inadvertently (or on purpose) reveal that information within THEIR OWN own circle (which would now make it three levels away from you).
All it takes is one person to potentially take advantage of that information to ‘ruin your day’ so to speak.
Loose lips sink ships. Ever had that one before?