Kanye Teaches the Value of Opsec during visit to White House

Kanye West otherwise known by his new stage name, “Ye”, met the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump on Thursday in the White House, where he was billed to have lunch with the president, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Kid Rock and Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown.

However, during the bizarre 10-minute monologue in the Oval Office, Ye brought out his cellphone and punched in his password. Onlookers in the office gleefully noted his code to be six zeroes, which prompted crypto commenters to conclude that the incident is an opsec refresher.

Bitcoin.com quoted Peter Todd as saying through a Tweet, “Pro-tip: if you’re going to be in a highly public place surrounded by cameras, change your phone’s passcode to something easy to remember that you wouldn’t use otherwise to avoid revealing your real passcode.”

More so, others in the Oval office used the opportunity to meme Ye’s screen when he flashed it at president Trump.

So what is an Opsec?

According to Wikipedia, Operations security (OPSEC) is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by enemy intelligence, determines if information obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and then executes selected measures that eliminate or reduce adversary exploitation of friendly critical information.

In other words, OPSEC is the process of protecting individual pieces of data that could be grouped together to give the bigger picture (called aggregation). OPSEC is the protection of critical information deemed mission essential from military commanders, senior leaders, management or other decision-making bodies.

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