Tuesday, September 27, 2011

IDF to soldiers: Don't give the enemy information

This may be from Israel, but the principles - rules - apply across all international boundaries, and to ALL militarys:

From Israel National News:

Video: Soldiers, Don't Give the Enemy Information

The IDF’s information security department releases a new video which provides guidelines for safe behavior online.

9/27/2011 By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski

The IDF’s information security department has released a new training video to soldiers which provides guidelines for safe behavior online so as not to reveal military information to the enemy.

The video is part of a campaign the IDF has been conducting in the Israeli media to warn soldiers of the dangers of not being careful when surfing the internet.

The IDF is concerned that Israel’s enemies are using the internet to gather information about Israel and its military.

Intelligence sources have noted that Hizbullah terrorists are becoming increasingly computer savvy, using Facebook to learn more about IDF soldiers, potential targets for kidnappings.

The IDF is also concerned that soldiers may unwittingly give the enemy information through social networking sites or even arrange to meet an internet companion who is in fact a terrorist. The army recently published strict guidelines regarding the use by IDF officers and soldiers of social networks such as Facebook....

There is more, plus the video (which is less than one minute long, but I can't seem to download) here.

Fact: In these dangerous days of instant information on the internet, OPSEC/PERSEC is as important as ever for the safety of our troops.

Loose lips do, indeed, sink ships.

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