Identify Critical Information
Analyze the Threat
In the OPSEC process the step involving identifying critical and sensitive data is designed to identify adversary collection capabilities. This is the first of five steps in the process.
Identification of critical information
Five step process and OPSEC SOP
OPSEC is the five-step risk-management process used by military and security professionals to protect sensitive information that adversaries could use.
Identify Critical Information Analyze the Threat Assess Risk Apply Countermeasures Analyze Vulnerabilities
1. Identify critical information.2. Analyze threats.3. Analyze vulnerabilities.4. Assess risk.5. Apply OPSEC measures.
The OPSEC process consists of Five Steps which can apply to any plan, operation, program, project or activity. Thesesteps provide a framework for the systematic process necessary to identify, analyze and protect sensitive information. The process is continuous and assessments should occur frequently throughout an operation. It considers the changingnature of critical information, the threat and vulnerability assessments throughout the operation. It uses the followingsteps:a. Identification of critical information.b. Analysis of threats.c. Analysis of vulnerabilities.d. Assessment of risk.e. Application of OPSEC measures.
A five-step process