WHAT IS TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE, A TSCM SURVEY, AND, TECHNICAL SECURITY?
The term Technical Surveillance encompasses all technical devices, procedures, and techniques designed to covertly acquire audio, visual, or data based intelligence about the past, present, and planned activities of individuals and organizations without their knowledge.
A Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Survey is a service provided by qualified personnel to detect the presence of technical surveillance devices and hazards, and to identify technical security weaknesses that could aid in the conduct of a technical penetration of a surveyed facility. A TSCM survey will provide a professional evaluation of a facility's technical security posture and normally will consist of a thorough visual, electronic, and physical examination in and about the surveyed facility. Informal terms for TSCM are "De-bugging", "electronic countermeasures", and "electronic sweeps".
Technical Security refers to proactive measures and physical security enhancements designed to "harden" a facility against a technical surveillance attack. Executive World Services specializes in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures and Technical Security. More on TSCM Services...