Bug Sweep DetectionRISK3 Making Safe to Talk.
There is a misconception that bugging devices are just a concern of technology, pharmaceutical, or other conglomerates. This is far from the truth – all companies are at risk, especially if you have an advantage or access to information; your intellectual property is highly valued by your competitors and upstarts and may save them a fortune in R&D expenses as well as time.
Anything that gives you a competitive edge over the rest of your business segment could be seen as a threat to the business of your competitors. If they are unable to discover about it through legal (open source intelligence) or even persuasive means, such as having compromising information on one of your team; they may turn to technical surveillance. However, there are steps all business can take to help mitigate the risks of corporate espionage and the installation of concealed cameras and other eavesdropping devices
Security is generally best effective with a layered approach, look at your general security posture. Are you aware of who is in your office and why there are there? Do you have a policy in-place to escort all visitors including external contractors whilst they are onsite? Escorting all visitors even when repairs are undertaken outside of normal office hours goes a long way to protecting privacy and reducing the risks of bugging devices being quickly installed. Unfortunately, sometimes you also need to look inwardly at your own staff, more so agency and temporary staff in the new gig economy whom have legitimate access to your office, meeting, and conferencing areas.
You may soon deduce that regular bug sweeps (Also known as Technical Surveillance Counter Measures or TSCM debugging sweep) undertaken at irregular intervals can help detect, defeat, and nullify bugging attempts.
At Risk3 Consulting, we have been protecting the spoken word in Asia for almost 20 years, and our founder and chief TSCM security ronin, has resided in Hong Kong since 1992. We always take your concerns for your business seriously. We can normally respond to calls for bug sweep detection quickly anywhere in Asia. We operate at the highest levels of confidentiality an integrity and will keep your business counter espionage investigation as ow key as possible. To find out how we can help protect your business and keep your competitive edge please give us a call – away from the suspected area!