Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)

Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) for protection against information leakage.

The modern technical systems used to collect data from the ambient environment are very discreet, sophisticated and easily camouflaged. Even the simplest gadgets can be the conspiratorial support of miniaturized, high-tech devices with various data-gathering abilities.

These devices can be hidden in a variety, limited only by imagination, of places, office or IT elements, networking, furniture, accessories, objects that apparently have only one use.

Such systems generally require very little energy resources, they can use radio frequencies easily confused with "innocent" public ones, they can have thermal fingerprints easily associated with those of some circuits that do not raise suspicions, or they can remain "on stand by", being activated from the outside only at certain times.

The vast experience of the team involved in the area of technical operations makes the identification and location of interception devices carried out under conditions of maximum professionalism. We use state-of-the-art technical equipment and equipment, specialized in complex analyses.

Layered approach

The way to counter technical surveillance is to take a multi-layered approach to security.

Physical security

The base must be carefully physically secured. Everything from security and access control to the layout and construction of the building is important to prevent information leakage.

Bug sweeping

The traditional approach to detecting information leakage is the use of equipment specialized in the detection of electromagnetic waves. Modern technical systems used to collect data from the environment are extremely discreet, sophisticated and can be easily camouflaged. These devices can be hidden in a variety limited only by the imagination of the person placing them, in places such as office or IT elements, networks, furniture, accessories or other seemingly insignificant objects.

Intrusion Detection Systems

They are monitoring systems for mobile phones, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. They can detect and identify the presence and sometimes the locations of a device such as a mobile phone or bug transmitting on the GSM network. Depending on the level of security desired, it is recommended to apply security policies such as banning the mobile phone or including certain electronic devices on the "black list".

Continuous monitoring of the radio spectrum

This monitoring can be done using special equipment called radio spectrum analyzers or radiometers. This equipment is designed to analyze radio signal frequencies and detect possible interference, noise or unwanted signals that could affect the performance of wireless communication systems or could be used for illegal purposes, such as espionage or data interception.

State-of-the-art equipment

We use state-of-the-art technical equipment and equipment, specialized in complex spectrum analysis that allow the identification of radio frequencies emitted by microphones and wireless cameras, WI-FI, laser and Bluetooth emissions, GSM cards in the 3G, 4G and 5G spectrum, as well as of any emissions specific to non-linear junctions.

Offices Technical Surveillance Counter Measures

Technical office security investigation for data leakage protection involves identifying and eliminating security threats to protect sensitive company data. It's a complex and sensitive task, but it's critical to protecting your company's valuable information and assets.

This investigation is carried out by specialists who use advanced equipment and technologies to detect possible breaches in the security system, such as video monitoring, motion sensors, alarm systems or surveillance cameras.

The main objectives of a technical office security investigation are:

  • Identifying vulnerabilities and existing security risks in the office or in the office space;
  • Proposing solutions to improve security, such as installing additional security systems or stricter security procedures;
  • Ensuring compliance with security standards.

Technical office security investigation is an important method to protect the activities and assets of a company or organization, as well as to protect employees and customers from possible dangers or crimes.

What does space monitoring help us with?

Companies thrive on the ability of employees to communicate, develop, design and plan. From boardrooms to engineering labs, critical tactical and strategic decisions are made and discussed in detail. This is why, in modern business, security must be a priority. 

There is a growing need for organizations to protect themselves against corporate espionage and other forms of unethical or even illegal competitive practices.

In a busy work environment, traditional methods of protection are not always enough. For example,it is relatively easy for an employee to reactivate an electronic surveillance or data exfiltration device, or even for the cleaning crew to place the device at the request of a competitor.

Cars technical surveillance counter measures

Such investigation may be conducted for a number of purposes, such as to identify security vulnerabilities in the vehicle's communications system or to determine whether the vehicle has been compromised or used in an unauthorized or illegal manner.

To carry out a technical security investigation of a car, different tools and technologies can be used, such as network scanners, signal interception devices, surveillance cameras or specialized data analysis software.

Among the issues that may be considered during a vehicle safety technical investigation are:

  • Checking communication systems, such as the navigation system, audio system and Bluetooth connections, to identify any vulnerabilities or weak points that could be exploited by attackers.

  • Checking the vehicle for interception or signal recording devices that could be used to spy on or intercept conversations and communications in the vehicle.

  • Checking the alarm system and car access system to identify any security issues or weaknesses.

  • Checking the car's software and firmware to identify any vulnerabilities or security issues that could be exploited by attackers.

Houses technical surveillance counter measures

Personal data and confidential information are stored in various electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, or other devices. These devices, along with Wi-Fi and other communications networks, can be vulnerable to information leaks.

If there are suspicions about data leakage, an analysis of the risks and threats related to the security of information and people living in the house is carried out. The analysis includes assessing the level of exposure of the home to potential threats, identifying areas of vulnerability, detecting radio waves, Wi-Fi signals or other types of signals that could be used by data collection devices.

The technical security investigation of private homes against data leakage is a complex and ongoing process, which involves the careful evaluation of all devices and communication networks in the home, as well as the implementation of appropriate security measures to protect data and personal information.

Technical Surveillance Counter Measures for rented buildings

The technical security investigation of the rented premises is a process by which the security level of a rented premises is examined and evaluated, with the aim of identifying possible vulnerabilities or security risks.

The technical investigation may include the following activities:

  • Existing security system review: Alarm systems, surveillance cameras, controlled access and other security equipment are reviewed to assess whether they are adequate and functioning properly.
  • Perimeter inspection: the surroundings of the leased space are checked to identify potential risks, such as unauthorized access, weak points or other threats.

Based on the information gathered during the investigation, recommendations can be made regarding security improvements, such as installing additional security systems or improving the controlled access system. The ultimate goal of the investigation is to ensure the security of the leased space and the information and data within it.

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