Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book analyzes current DOD social media policy to determine how it can be changed to improve operational security.
The emergence and rapid adoption of social media by society has forced the Department of Defense (DOD) to adapt, and ultimately develop and incorporate, social media policy into its cybersecurity strategy. While social media has influenced DOD strategy, it has also had a direct impact on the organization's operational security (OPSEC). DOD personnel using social media represent a potential OPSEC risk through the various ways and means in which they utilize social-networking platforms. In 2009, the DOD responded to this risk, in part, with a policy to regulate the use of social media. This project analyzes current DOD social media policy to determine how it can be changed to improve OPSEC. To address this issue, DOD social media policies from Army Cyber Command, Air Force Cyber Command, Fleet Cyber Command, and Marine Force Cyber Command were analyzed by performing an in-depth review and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis.
CHAPTER I * INTRODUCTION * A. SOCIAL MEDIA AS A STRATEGIC RESOURCE * B. BACKGROUND * C. PURPOSE * D. RESEARCH QUESTIONS * E. SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY * F. ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY * CHAPTER II * STRATEGIES AND POLICIES * A. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY * B. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY * C. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STRATEGY * 1. Strategic Initiative I * 2. Strategic Initiative II * 3. Strategic Initiative III * 4. Strategic Initiative IV * 5. Strategic Initiative V * D. SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES * 1. U.S. Strategic Command * 2. DOD Service Policies * CHAPTER III * METHODOLOGY AND ANALYSIS * A. METHODOLOGY * B. ANALYSIS * CHAPTER IV * FINDINGS, SUMMARY, AND RECOMMENDATIONS * A. FINDINGS * B. SUMMARY * 1. Strengths * 2. Weaknesses * 3. Opportunities * 4. Threats * C. RECOMMENDATIONS * 1. Guidance * 2. Oversight * 3. Training * D. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH