I am, above all, a privacy and security advocate. I value my privacy greatly and dislike being tracked, monitored, or watched without my knowledge or consent. As such, I feel it only fair to be as transparent as possible about the activities on this site.
SSL: This entire site, including all its pages and the blog, is protected with industry-leading encryption (TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, 256 bit Keys, TLS 1.2). Your connection here is encrypted at all times.
Cookies and Tracking: Operational-Security.com uses Matomo Analytics. Matomo (formerly Piwik) is an open-source, privacy-focused analytics platform. I own the data collected through Matomo and I make every effort to minimize the data collected. Three bytes of all IP addresses are anonymized (i.e. 192.xxx.xxx.xxx), and Matomo is also configured to honor Do Not Track requests. Data is retained for a period of 186 days, after which it is deleted. You may opt-out of tracking by enabling Do Not Track requests, or by opting out below:
Contact: I make every effort to secure your information when you interact with this site. When you contact me via the contact form your email is sent to an encrypted email provider (ProtonMail). ProtonMail does not scrape email content for advertising or any other purpose, and stores all emails in an encrypted, “zero-knowledge” format. Further, I do not sell, share, or otherwise disclose or disseminate any information about you when you contact me or use this site.
Affiliate Links: I currently have three affiliate relationships: one with Amazon.com, one with Private Internet Access, and one with Windscribe VPN. If you click an outgoing link to one of these sites and make an order, they know that you were referred by this site. I receive a small referral fee from these companies, but get no information about you whatsoever. It is also extremely important for me to point out that I would never recommend a service that I would not use myself. The products and services that I recommend here are ones that I believe in, use, or would be comfortable using.