Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM)
Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM) is the process of detecting and preventing unauthorized electronic surveillance, commonly referred to as "bugging" or "wiretapping".
TSCM involves the use of specialized equipment and techniques to locate and identify hidden audio and video devices, as well as other forms of electronic eavesdropping.
TSCM is typically used by corporations, government agencies, and high-profile individuals to protect confidential information and prevent espionage. It can also be used in legal cases, such as in divorce proceedings where one party may be suspected of electronic surveillance of the other party.
The TSCM process typically involves a physical inspection of the premises or area to be secured, including a detailed search for electronic devices that may be hidden in walls, ceilings, furniture, and other areas.
The TSCM technician will use specialized equipment such as spectrum analyzers, non-linear junction detectors, and thermal imaging cameras to identify and locate any electronic devices that may be present.
Once the TSCM inspection is complete, a report will be provided to the client, detailing any devices that were found, as well as recommendations for securing the area and preventing future electronic surveillance.
Overall, TSCM is an important tool for protecting sensitive information and ensuring privacy in an increasingly interconnected world.
It requires specialized skills, training, and equipment to effectively detect and prevent electronic surveillance, and is often used in conjunction with other security measures to provide a comprehensive security solution.