2017 State of OPSEC Survey

Thank you for taking the 2017 State of OPSEC survey. This survey helps to determine the application of Operations Security (OPSEC) in different industries. For the purposes of this survey, we're referring to the 5-step process as defined here.

1) What is your industry / enterprise?

2) What is the size of your organization?
3) In which country is your organization based? (For international organizations, mark "International")
4) Does your organization have a formal OPSEC program?
5) Are employees required to receive OPSEC instruction and agree to policies as a requirement for employment?
6) How many personnel in your organization are primarily dedicated to OPSEC duties?
7) If any personnel are assigned OPSEC as a secondary duty, what is their primary job function?
8) How would you rate your organization's understanding and implementation of OPSEC?
9) Has your organization experienced a security breach of any type or magnitude within the last year, in which OPSEC was a factor? (either where better OPSEC practices could have prevented the breach or OPSEC-related concepts contributed to it)
10) Do you feel that your customers, clients, stakeholders, or partners are confident in your ability to protect their information or data?
11) Do you feel that your customers, clients, stakeholders, or partners are confident in your ability to protect your own information or data?
12) Has your organization completed a formal OPSEC survey?
13) Does your organization have a security plan that addresses personal electronic devices (mobile devices, fitness trackers, etc)
14) Does your organization have a formal OPSEC plan?
15) Which of the following would you consider to be an actual or imminent threat to your organization?

16) Has your organization implemented any countermeasures to address OPSEC-related risks or concerns?

17) Do you feel that your organization would benefit from additional OPSEC instruction or courses?
18) Does your organization create its own OPSEC awareness material, such as posters, labels, presentations, etc?
19) (Optional) Are there any specific OPSEC resources or tools that would help your organization?


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!