Many have said that I go overboard where OPSEC is concerned. My take on that is that it is impossible to be TOO cautious. Many people do not take it seriously enough and you just never know when what seems to be an insignificant piece of information to you gave the terrorist the last piece they needed to make it all come together.
Read this recent article that specifically pertains to the Navy but really it is about our military as a whole:
Quoted from the article:
One Dec. 30 posting on the forum Al-Falluja directed readers to gather intelligence on U.S. Navy targets.
“My Muslim brothers, do not underestimate the importance of any piece of information, as simple as it may seem; the mujahideen, the lions of monotheism, may be able to use it in ways that have not occurred to you.”….
…”Anyone who thinks our enemies don’t monitor what our sailors, families and commands are doing via the Internet and social media had better open their eyes,” Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West said in an article posted Wednesday on the Navy’s Web site.
“But we’re not talking about ‘loose lips sinking ships’ anymore; it’s more than that. Our enemies are advanced and as technologically savvy as they’ve ever been. They’re looking for personal information about our sailors, our families and our day-to-day activities as well as ways to turn that information into maritime threats.”