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Goose1200  
#1 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:08:38 PM(UTC)
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Any DON employees here affected by the network outage? Curious how many states it takes in?

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#2 Posted : Thursday, September 13, 2018 1:56:25 PM(UTC)
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Any DON employees here affected by the network outage? Curious how many states in takes in, fiber optic line was damaged in PA


Ever hear of OPSEC?
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#3 Posted : Friday, September 14, 2018 1:46:14 AM(UTC)
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Its posted publicly on Facebook and external DON websites so no OPSEC issues,
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#4 Posted : Friday, September 14, 2018 2:47:16 AM(UTC)
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Its posted publicly on Facebook and external DON websites so no OPSEC issues,
I suggest you retake your security training.

Knowledge of a network outage is one thing. But...add in who it effects, where, etc provides more information to an adversary than they need.

I know the aircraft at military bases along the Carolina coasts were evacuated. Where they went, how many support staff, what equipment, etc is not known (I can guess based on my experience in units that had to evacuate, but I won't do so).

You asking a public forum for details beyond what was provided to you by the DON publically is an OPSEC (and COMSEC) issue.

You should have voted Cthulu...the greatest of all Evils
JustFedUp  
#5 Posted : Friday, September 14, 2018 4:32:18 AM(UTC)
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It's a sad state of affairs when two NASA employees (both retired AF) have to school our Navy brethren on OPSEC 😁

Seriously, Facebook and other social media platforms are the greatest intelligence collection apparatuses ever devised. I'm sure our adversaries are glad we have made their lives easier.

Our narcissism and vanity will be our eventual downfall.

Rant over...time for coffee!



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