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Operational Security

Operational security officers are employed to protect your organisation, the personnel, the tactics along with the intelligence gathered during an operation and it is imperative they are provided the correct training to ensure their fulfill their role.

The Operational Security course explores best practice, policies, procedures and reporting processes for compromises or breaches in security. At the end of the course students will understand the risks with personnel, intelligence leakage, physical security along with cyber security.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the overall risk to Covert Operations and how to minimize them
  • To understand the development of Operational Security Policies and Procedures
  • To understand the role of the OPSY
  • To understand the role requirements for operatives with their skills and ability
  • To understand the importance of vetting, background checks and digital footprints
  • To learn how to create a risk register and record incidents
  • To understand processes for escalation and extraction of operatives abroad
  • To understand physical, cyber, operative and material security

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2 weeks


On application

Study type

Classroom based

Entry requirements

Introduction to Covert Intelligence and tradecraft or other basic knowledge

Max no. of students


Course Consultant

James Ellender

James has spent 18 years working in various roles within business, law enforcement and intelligence within the UK and Abroad.


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