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Protective Marking Definitions

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
Dear All,

I am trying to find the official definitions for what constitutes PM RESTRICTED in order to help a few of my brethern understand the difference between UNCLASSIFIED and RESTRICTED.

Namely, the document that says things along the lines of - consitutes potential threat or embarrasment to HM Govt etc. Not give something that is RESTRICTED away, I am after defining OPSEC for some people who don't understand the difference.

Can anyone help please. Google has been unsuccessful so far and I am not on a milnet system. Thanks in advance.
 

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
Erm - the one that describes RESTRICTED is not - I am sure on that or you would never know what constituted a breach before you did it!!!! I am just after PM RESTRICTED at least and SECRET at best.
 
#7
Both the Manual of Protective Security (MPS) and JSP440 have the definitions. Appendices 5.1 through to 5.4 in MPS (Sep 06 edition). Don't have my copy of 440 with me to give you the reference.

If you look at the CESG site here (NPM), you will see the definitions in terms of the new "Impact Levels". You might be able to associate these with the protective marking terms you are interested in. If you have Armynet access or can get hold of a printed copy, look for 2007DIN 08-010 for more detail.

That should be enough for you to find out what you need.
 
#8
RESTRICTED - You can take these documents home with you, as long as you don't show your Mum, but she could probably look anyway. Just don't leave it in the back of a locked car. A Scum hired thief may take the opportunity to lift it and have it reported as "SECRET" and make the front page pointlessly and make the INT CORPS, as well as the Army as a whole go "Eh?"

CONFIDENTIAL - You can't take this home, especially if you are in NI. Your Mum could probably see it. Left alone by thieves because it doesn't sound as impressive. Just the right PM to be put on www.facebook.com or www.faceparty.co.uk

SECRET - Officers can take this home, especially if it is saved to a USB. Then they are allowed to leave it on a train/taxi/hotel room/other (delete as applicable. This is very much allowed if it is a weapon (INT CORPS only) left in Sainsbury's or sold on for gangsters in Liverpool (Kingo's - LANCS something or other).

TOP SECRET - If you are on Ops then please leave this outside an Ops room for a Locally Employed Civilian to find. You are also allowed to lose this in a room if it is a Top Secret area, because if you didn't see it leave it is ok...

Anyone want to put forward their own definitions? :roll:
 
#9
Being boring as usual ...

The JSP 440 Reference (Issue 3.5 which is the latest to my hand) is Chapter 5, Section 1, Annexes A to D.
 

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
Alaarm! - Really? Please do enlighten me. I am sure that someone who asked the question on their first post what a wah is and couldn't be bothered to look it up has much to offer me in the way of advice.

.........Son.

Now expecting diatribes of stagging on the gate when I was on Cow & Gate and other such humourous statements.

Please note the point in my post at the top of the thread stating that I had been looking, unable to find and hence have sufficient humility to come to the correct forum and ask.

Oh - from those who have value to add - Thanks, got the right answer and people now know what constitutes a PM RESTRICTED document.
 
#12
Reference my first post about what a Wah! - the post was a Wah! So I have now just Wah'd! you - or could this be an elaborate execution of the lesser know 'Dopple Wah!' whereby you have just Wah'd me about the delivery of a previous Wah?

I feel dirty.
 
#14
This looks like AL4 to me, here are the AL5 updates

g2_loony_bin said:
RESTRICTED - You can take these documents home with you, as long as you don't show your Mum, but she could probably look anyway. Just don't leave it in the back of a locked car. A Scum hired thief may take the opportunity to lift it and have it reported as "SECRET" and make the front page pointlessly and make the INT CORPS, as well as the Army as a whole go "Eh?"

AL5: It is perfectly acceptable of RESTRICTED laptops and media to be left in bars, trains and the back seats of taxis, provided your TLB has waived the requirment for an £18 BASELINE media encryption product.
Duty mobile phones and PDAs containing the operationally sensitive call-out lists do not need to be password protected provided you are in an SF or Int related unit.
It is not necessary to back this data up or to report the loss of the device as this will only cause unnecessary administration.

As data at this level has never been exploited by a terrorist group, the RESTRICTED PM will shortly cease to exisit. This will provide significant congrunence with the US, ease interoperability issues and workflows in head office; DG Info will be able to show staff savings. .


CONFIDENTIAL - You can't take this home, especially if you are in NI. Your Mum could probably see it. Left alone by thieves because it doesn't sound as impressive. Just the right PM to be put on www.facebook.com or www.faceparty.co.uk

AL5: CONFIDENTIAL: This will be treated as US CONFIDENTIAL. In future US CONFIDENTIAL is treated in the same manner as UK RESTRICTED. This PM will be used to make foreigners think they are getting something of value, but Brits and US will handle it using exisiting UK RESTRICTED measures

SECRET - Officers AL5: anyone in the Royal Navy, SF or an MI Unit can take this home, especially if it is saved to a USB or smart phone memory card. Then they are allowed to leave it on a train/taxi/hotel room/other (delete as applicable. This is very much allowed if it is a weapon (INT CORPS only) left in Sainsbury's or sold on for gangsters in Liverpool (Kingo's - LANCS something or other) ....
AL5: a Hell's Angels comune outside Monmouth or your local branch of Combat 18.

TOP SECRET - If you are on Ops then please leave this outside an Ops room for a Locally Employed Civilian to find. You are also allowed to lose this in a room if it is a Top Secret area, because if you didn't see it leave it is ok...
AL5: Once UK pulls out of Iraq, TS will cease to exisit and will be handeled as SECRET NOFORN. All SECRET NOFORN will be subject to the 72 hour rule when left unattended on a desk in an open office. The 72 houre rule requires that someone in a uniform, or who might once have worn a uniform, walks past the building once every 72 hours. TLBs may issue waivers for this for public holidays and buildings outside a defined military perimiter. Material formertly marked "TOP SECRET" with caveats, may be left in an unlocked office ( in an industrial building close to the M3 / A303) provided only two members of the Intelligence Corps are able to walk straight in off the street unchallenged and read the material at their leisure
Post Script:

Vol 5 AL3: Access to information requiring specific indoctrination procedures must be confined to identified "keep areas" subjected to additional protective security measures:
Physical:
Windows must be capable of being closed if it becomes windy.
"Keep areas" will be restricted in size to maintain the "need to know". As a guide keep areas should be no bigger than an entire floor in Head Office or the Peel Building in Marsham Street.
Access to the keep area must be restricted only to staff who are Officers or can smile nicely, or those that seem like nice types: IE: those that say "good morning" in the lift or in the corridor, or run round the park at lunchtime, or dress like us, or went to a decent school, or absolutely scrummy girls.

Vetting: Those requiring access to "keep areas" should have produced at least three valid identity documents EG: cellphone bill, UB40, IND assylum permit or a letter from a respected menber of the community such as a Doctor, Clergyman.

In the case where more reliability is required, such as applicants from Tirana, Kirkuk, Abuja or Lagos, an additional referee will be required who is a senior financial transactions manager and is both a clergyman and a doctor.

Logical "keep areas" shall have no direct internet connectivity without prior accreditation (or a note from Matorn)

all systems will need to be secured to NT4 SP1 as a minimum.

All standards must be enforced by a rigid, rolling external-audit programme by DSSO. Audits will be conducted at least once per 10-15 years, or whenever staff retention allows.
 
#17
mysteron said:
Dear All,

I am trying to find the official definitions for what constitutes PM RESTRICTED in order to help a few of my brethern understand the difference between UNCLASSIFIED and RESTRICTED.

Namely, the document that says things along the lines of - consitutes potential threat or embarrasment to HM Govt etc. Not give something that is RESTRICTED away, I am after defining OPSEC for some people who don't understand the difference.

Can anyone help please. Google has been unsuccessful so far and I am not on a milnet system. Thanks in advance.
If you are not on the 'milnet' or in a unit why do you need to know (Best look up that definition before you answer :D )? And you might want to look somewhere else for the definition of OPSEC :lol:
 

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Bite on -

Mrs Raven - not very good at this G2 thing are you? Do a light touch of research and you will see exactly how I can ask that question. But I won't make it too easy for you - but as you need a little help - have a look under the Sigs Forum for my last question and that will answer all.

I knew the answer in general terms but wanted something a little more official to be factually correct. I now remember why I hated Chicksands and all who extolled any virtue about it - because of people like you. G'Night....YAAAAAAAAAWWN.

Bite off.
 
#20
mysteron said:
Bite on -

Mrs Raven - not very good at this G2 thing are you? Do a light touch of research and you will see exactly how I can ask that question. But I won't make it too easy for you - but as you need a little help - have a look under the Sigs Forum for my last question and that will answer all.

I knew the answer in general terms but wanted something a little more official to be factually correct. I now remember why I hated Chicksands and all who extolled any virtue about it - because of people like you. G'Night....YAAAAAAAAAWWN.

Bite off.
:D :D Bleep...! No USO with a copy of JSP 440 then! Or you could call Chicksands for advice. Bleep, bleep :lol:
 

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