TSCM

TSCM

TSCM
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

TSCM by Murray Associates

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) covers a wide variety of active and preventative actions to prevent personal or corporate vital information from being stolen or hacked. TSCM helps protect your privacy beyond the obvious, such as email hacking. For example, TSCM might include preventing your personal activities from being video recorded. TSCM is commonly known as de-bugging or a bug-sweep.

This page provides a brief overview of some of the things this type of inspection can prevent or discover.

Holistic TSCM vs Bug Sweeps

Before describing what a Technical Surveillance Countermeasures inspection can do, it’s important to note that it provides maximum protection and discovery if and only if it is implemented holistically. There are many companies providing “bug sweeps” but few see it as a multifaceted process. Executed correctly, you gain a protective envelope – ensuring your intellectual property and privacy stays safe and intact. A simple bug sweep doesn’t do this.

Anything less than a holistic approach is just a security Band-Aid that leaves hidden vulnerabilities.

A Holistic TSCM Plan

A holistic strategy should, at a minimum, consider the following vulnerabilities:

  • audio bugs / video bugs / data eavesdropping bugs
  • optical surveillance
  • networking issues,
  • teleconferencing wiretaps and vulnerabilities,
  • boardroom audio visual equipment compromises,
  • covert video voyeurism in expectation of privacy areas,
  • Wi-Fi hacks and vulnerabilities,
  • non-electronic information security vulnerabilities,
  • outdated security hardware and procedures,
  • abuse of vulnerabilities of everyday office technologies.

Typically, technical surveillance surveys are conducted quarterly or biannually. In critical cases, they are conducted more often, depending on an organization’s needs and concerns.

TSCM by Murray Associates

TSCM by Murray Associates is a comprehensive inspection methodology that always includes the items described above. No two businesses or individuals are the same, so we create a plan that fits your business or individual needs to dovetail with your business or privacy goals. We collaborate with you to develop your counterespionage strategy rather than upsell services that aren’t fruitful to your counterespionage and privacy goals.

Our primary objective is to solve your security concerns, keep you safe, and maintain your privacy. To achieve those goals, we use a combination of:

  • Electronic Surveillance Detection (To detect illegal audio, video and data surveillance.)
  • Security Procedure Analysis (Verification of current security procedures, with enhancement recommendations.)
  • A Physical Security Survey, to amplify the effectiveness of the first two items above.

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TSCM
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

TSCM by Murray Associates

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) covers a wide variety of active and preventative actions to prevent personal or corporate vital information from being stolen or hacked. TSCM helps protect your privacy beyond the obvious, such as email hacking. For example, TSCM might include preventing your personal activities from being video recorded. TSCM is commonly known as de-bugging or a bug-sweep.

This page provides a brief overview of some of the things this type of inspection can prevent or discover.

Holistic TSCM vs Bug Sweeps

Before describing what a Technical Surveillance Countermeasures inspection can do, it’s important to note that it provides maximum protection and discovery if and only if it is implemented holistically. There are many companies providing “bug sweeps” but few see it as a multifaceted process. Executed correctly, you gain a protective envelope – ensuring your intellectual property and privacy stays safe and intact. A simple bug sweep doesn’t do this.

Anything less than a holistic approach is just a security Band-Aid that leaves hidden vulnerabilities.

A Holistic TSCM Plan

A holistic strategy should, at a minimum, consider the following vulnerabilities:

  • audio bugs / video bugs / data eavesdropping bugs
  • optical surveillance
  • networking issues,
  • teleconferencing wiretaps and vulnerabilities,
  • boardroom audio visual equipment compromises,
  • covert video voyeurism in expectation of privacy areas,
  • Wi-Fi hacks and vulnerabilities,
  • non-electronic information security vulnerabilities,
  • outdated security hardware and procedures,
  • abuse of vulnerabilities of everyday office technologies.

Typically, technical surveillance surveys are conducted quarterly or biannually. In critical cases, they are conducted more often, depending on an organization’s needs and concerns.

TSCM by Murray Associates

TSCM by Murray Associates is a comprehensive inspection methodology that always includes the items described above. No two businesses or individuals are the same, so we create a plan that fits your business or individual needs to dovetail with your business or privacy goals. We collaborate with you to develop your counterespionage strategy rather than upsell services that aren’t fruitful to your counterespionage and privacy goals.

Our primary objective is to solve your security concerns, keep you safe, and maintain your privacy. To achieve those goals, we use a combination of:

  • Electronic Surveillance Detection (To detect illegal audio, video and data surveillance.)
  • Security Procedure Analysis (Verification of current security procedures, with enhancement recommendations.)
  • A Physical Security Survey, to amplify the effectiveness of the first two items above.

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TSCM bug sweeps.
A standard corporate practice
because you don’t want to be a target.

 Workplace Inspections

  • Law offices
  • Boardrooms
  • Trading floors
  • Executive suites
  • Conference rooms
  • Board meeting inspections
  • Info-loss vulnerability surveys

Proactive Wi-Fi Cyber Espionage

  • Wi-Fi Security & Compliance Audits
  • Whole building / floor security audits
  • Compliance surveys (HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, FISMA, DoD 8100.2, ISO 27001, Basel II)

Optical Surveillance Detection

  • Spycams, Covert Video Cameras
  • Privacy due diligence for hotels, country clubs, resorts, community pools, schools and high profile individuals.

Vehicle Inspections

  • Eavesdropping Detection
  • GPS Tracking Detection
  • Limousines
  • Aircraft
  • Yachts

Intellectual Property Protection Information Security Audits

  • Information security surveys
  • Business espionage prevention
  • Information security recommendations

Residential Inspections

  • Corporate apartments
  • Executive homes & offices
  • Off-site business meetings
  • Hotel room & resort conference venues

Vehicle Inspections

  • Eavesdropping Detection
  • GPS Tracking Detection
  • Limousines
  • Aircraft
  • Yachts

Intellectual Property Protection Information Security Audits

  • Information security surveys
  • Business espionage prevention
  • Information security recommendations

Residential Inspections

  • Corporate apartments
  • Executive homes & offices
  • Off-site business meetings
  • Hotel room & resort conference area

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