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Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

The use of technical attacks by adversaries is well documented. When physical security controls are strong or the information the adversary seeks cannot be gained by entry to premises, they look to exploit other vulnerabilities or to target other channels such as trusted insiders. Technical attacks aim to ‘eavesdrop’ on their victims, using various technologies and methodologies to intercept and collect information from conversations and signals.

TSCM surveys, often referred to as bug sweeping, are systematic physical and technical inspections of areas to detect, and provide protection from, illicit eavesdropping devices.

Using the very latest in counter-surveillance technology, our TSCM surveys will identify attacks from the widest range of threats including covert cameras, listening devices, GSM devices, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, telephone bugging and laser attacks. We also provide live monitoring of rooms and environments for the most sensitive of event, such as AGMs and media briefings.

Our approach is to advise on a proportionate and appropriate TSCM programme, taking into account the requirement and risk profile of an organisation. As well as detailing any evidence of eavesdropping activity, we go a step further to provide our recommendations on further mitigation strategies.

With a highly skilled in-house team who are qualified in electrical engineering or installations and come from military and police backgrounds, the Esoteric division provides an independent focus on counter-espionage services which offers discretion and confidentiality at its core. Over 20 years of experience in providing TSCM services with investment in the latest equipment and consistent training ensures our customers trust our expertise and knowledge of the eavesdropping risk landscape.

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