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OPSEC versus branding – the cyber criminal’s dilemma

Like any business, cybercriminals offering criminal services need to develop and maintain a brand and reputation in order to attract customers. However, unlike a legitimate business, a cyber criminal enterprise must operate clandestinely and maintain their operational security (OPSEC) in order to avoid attracting the attention of law enforcement. Therein lies a fundamental conflict faced […]

The OPSEC Opportunity

Operations Security (OPSEC) has long been a key tactic used by commercial and military organizations to protect their privacy and anonymity. The United States formalized OPSEC in 1988 with President Reagan’s National Operations Security Program. The premise of OPSEC is pretty simple: deny adversaries information that could be used to do harm to an organization […]