Title: Prudence is a Very Winning Virtue!

Release Date: 2017-04-24

Document Date: 2004-11-18

Description: "Prudence" ”” the newly named OPSEC dragon mascot ”” will begin dispensing operational security advice throughout SID. The dragon lists the five questions staffers should answer to threat model for their individual jobs.

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(U) Prudence is a Very Winning Virtue!
FROM: 'Prudence' the OPSEC Dragon
(and the SID OPSEC Program Managers (S02L3))
Run Date: 11/18/2004

(U//FOUO) Hi again. I'd like to thank all the people who submitted a name for me to choose
from last month. As you can see, I've chosen a name, with the help of the SID OPSEC Working
Group. My new name is Prudence. Isn't it pretty?
of Menwith Hill Station
submitted the winning name.
(U//FOUO) In his submission, he quoted someone named Whewell who said, "Prudence
supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It
is the relation of the right means for given ends." Seems to me that's a fancy way of saying that
being prudent in the information we give out (by practicing good OPSEC), keeps our people and
mission safer. That definitely sounds good to me!
(U//FOUO) In the coming months, you'll be seeing a lot more of me as I begin my new job
spreading the word about OPSEC across SID. You should also begin seeing a renewed emphasis
on OPSEC throughout your daily work life, as the SID OPSEC team works with your office
coordinators to broaden the scope of the OPSEC program across our missions. Remember,
though -- you don't have to wait for someone to tap you on the shoulder to start bringing
OPSEC into your job! Just think about the five steps, and begin applying them on your own. In
case you need a refresher, they are:
1. Identify Critical Information
2. Analyze the Threat
3. Analyze Vulnerabilities
4. Assess the Risk
5. Apply Countermeasures.
(U//FOUO) If you have any questions about OPSEC in SID, you can contact
or
on
. I'll be working closely with them to make sure you get all the
support you need. I look forward to talking to you again soon!
Yours truly,
Prudence

"(U//FOUO) SIDtoday articles may not be republished or reposted outside NSANet
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