TSCM FAQ’s

Questions to consider before you select a TSCM service provider:

Who is a likely target for electronic eavesdropping?

While any business, organization or individual, can be a targeted, there are certain targets eavesdroppers prefer. Industries, such as healthcare, energy, utilities, agriculture, chemical and green technologies, are prime targets of electronic eavesdropping. Also, individuals who serve in a leadership or technical capacity in these industries, celebrities, politicians and high profile individuals are also likely targets of electronic eavesdropping. Any company, organization or individual with access to valuable or potentially damaging information could be a target of interest to an eavesdropper. Watch the below videos to learn more.

Are there events or activities when eavesdroppers prefer to collect information?

Eavesdroppers collect information that has value. The value can be monetary value, or it may be have national, political, personal or other value to the eavesdropper. The following are examples of events or activities that may be a particular interest to an eavesdropper:

  • Your company or organization is American-owned and operating in a foreign country.
  • The collection of Near Field Communications (NFC). The umbrella term for  wireless communications.
  • Business leadership, ownership and/or organizational structure changes are being discussed.
  • The business is about to be sold or a merger is underway.
  • Contract negotiations with major clients, unions or other labor organizations are in process.
  • A board of directors or stockholders meeting is about to occur.
  • The business, organization or individual is the subject of news media attention and/or a lawsuit.
  • New products or technologies are about to be patented or enter the market.
  • Marketing campaigns and/or sales strategies are being discussed.
  • Major changes in the number of employees or contractors are about to be made (expansions, layoffs, etc.).
  • A political campaign is about to be launched or a key election is about to occur.
  • A separation, divorce, child custody or other personal matter with important consequences is imminent.
  • Any event or activity is about to occur where valuable information is about to be discussed or exchange.

What are the typical warning signs that you are a target of electronic eavesdropping?

Can you answer yes to one or more of these questions? If your answer is yes, then you may be a target of electronic eavesdropping:

  • Your private conversations have been repeated to you
  • Your competitors have access to otherwise properly guarded proprietary or confidential information
  • You have access to information that can be damaging or profitable to someone
  • Your competitors always seem to be one step ahead of you
  • You have been underbid on important contracts that you should have been a low price bidder
  • You are losing business to competitors who do not offer a better service, technology or experience

What are common eavesdropping methods used to collect against targets?

Eavesdroppers have many choices of eavesdropping devices and methods to collect against targets. Modern technology has expanded both the range of collection of the devices and the length of time that a device has sufficient power to collect the information without the need to replace the power source. Devices can also push collected information over Wi-Fi networks, so retrieval of the eavesdropping device from the point of information collection is not necessary.

Eavesdropping devices range from inexpensive spy bugs that can be purchased on eBay for less than $20, to cellphone malware/spyware, to GPS trackers, to sophisticated methods used to capture data and boost it out over the cellular network. Typically, eavesdroppers will use several different types of collection devices to ensure they capture the needed information should a device be identified, be improperly positioned to gather the desired information or the power source fail. Skilled eavesdroppers may confuse the target by making on or two of the eavesdropping devices easy to locate, with the hope that the target will find one of these devices and stop searching for additional devices.
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What does the term Cyber TSCM mean?

Cyber TSCM encompasses both traditional TSCM methods and cyber elements, such as those related to modern electronic devices (e.g. cellular phones, computers, etc.) and the software, malware and other threats posed by devices that operate within or interface with cyberspace. COMSEC was the first privately owned counterespionage company to be published and identify the need for “CYBER TSCM” as a more accurate depiction of the best level of service to address todays emerging cyber and hybrid technical surveillance threats.
Learn more about Cyber TSCM here.

What types of eavesdropping devices does your TSCM / Cyber TSCM Survey Detect?

Below is a partial list of technical surveillance threats that ComSec LLC’s TSCM/Cyber TSCM surveys are designed to identify.

  • Active (transmitting) and passive (devices that are turned off, or remote activated), bugging devices that transmit audio or video.
  • Laser and infrared eavesdropping devices
  • Wire and microphone taps
  • Wiretaps: Telephone & Telephone Line Analysis
  • Hidden Video cameras
  • Hidden cellular devices, GSM Bugs.
  • Carrier current devices
  • Mobile device malware / spyware
  • GPS tracking devices on vehicles
  • Acoustic compromises, etc, etc.

How Much Does a Cyber TSCM Survey Cost?

Cyber TSCM surveys are not inexpensive, but their value can be enormous. The most important question you can ask yourself is “what is the value of the information, IP or privacy” that you are aiming to protect? Then, it’s important to consider the technical savvy of suspected eavesdropper, the potential eavesdropping exposures and your budget. The more information you can share with COMSEC during your initial phone consultation, the better able we are to recommend a level of service that is appropriate for your particular situation. (Please see our “Hire ComSec, The Process” page for guidance before contacting us).

Cyber TSCM Service Options are usually dependent upon the square footage of the area, and the number of offices/rooms to be serviced, and the number of phones/lines, computers, audio/video equipment, mobile devices, etc. to be included with the survey. See examples below:

*Example: Cyber TSCM Survey of executive C-Suite offices, located in the Washington, DC Metro area: $3,895.00

*Example: TSCM Inspection of a Executive Residence townhouse located in the Washington DC, Metro area: $3,450.00

COMSEC has simplified this process by offering “Flat Fee” all inclusive Service Options:

Our Corporate Cyber TSCM Services Options page can be viewed here or download pdf.

Our Executive Residence Cyber TSCM Service Options can be viewed here or download pdf.

**One of these flat fee, all inclusive Cyber TSCM service options will cover 95% of most service requirements. Contact ComSec via our secure contact form or Call us at: +1-800-615-0392  and we will quote one of our all inclusive “Flat Fee” service options.

*ComSec Assurance Option.

**Daily rates and contract rates are available for contract and select assignments. In select cases, less comprehensive TSCM Inspections can be accomplished at a lower cost in some low threat situations only. The cost for these TSCM Inspections is determined on a case by case basis.

How Long Does a Cyber TSCM Survey Take to Complete?

A Cyber TSCM Survey can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete. The length of time is largely dependent on the size of the area to be serviced, number of phones/lines, etc., timely access to the areas to be surveyed, etc. Typically, most small Cyber TSCM surveys can be completed in one day.

Why Should We Hire COMSEC?

When you engage our services, you are hiring competent, well-trained counterintelligence experts who use the latest and greatest threat detection equipment and resources. We are aware of the current and emerging threats and ensure that we maintain capabilities to detect these threats.

We are fully prepared and fully capable of handling all known threat levels, as well as the continuous technological advancements with regards to covert Technical Surveillance Devices (TSD), Technical Security Hazards (TSH), espionage methods, techniques, compromises and the more common non-electronic methods of compromise.

Your service is provided by an expert, not a technician or part-time service provider.  “You are hiring “Global Counterespionage Specialists” with a proven track record and real world-wide Counterespionage/Counterintelligence and Cyber Technical Surveillance Counter Measures experience.

ComSec’s teams have conducted successful CYBER TSCM operations and Counterespionage Advisory services throughout the United States and across the Globe. A ComSec service team and can usually be on-site within 24 hours. Contact us today.

I am deeply thankful for the peace of mind your service has provided me with.

Hired ComSec for TSCM / Cyber TSCM Services in 2018

Paula, WA, Residential Client
Thanks a million to you and Lisa for taking on this job on such short notice. Trust me, you have secured a spot on our very short list of companies to call when we find ourselves in need of such services. Thanks again for the swift response to our very urgent call for assistance.

Hired ComSec for TSCM/Cyber TSCM Services in 2018.

Corporate Client, Fortune 500 Company
Thank you very much for the quick turnaround. Frank did a great job and was very professional. We appreciate your help in giving us peace of mind with our concerns. The whole process working with you all was very efficient, professional and organized. We will definitely call you in the future if we need additional services. Thanks again!

Hired ComSec for TSCM / Cyber TSCM Services in 2017

Corporate Client, PW, Baltimore, MD, TSCM/CYBER TSCM Services 2017
J.D. & Brent were great to work with! We will definitely use your services again.

Hired ComSec for TSCM / Cyber TSCM Services in 2017

Corporate Client, A.R., District of Columbia, TSCM/CYBER TSCM Services 2017
I was very satisfied with the service provided, your availability, your responsiveness and the overall experience. I will definitely recommend your company to friends and colleagues.

Hired ComSec for TSCM / Cyber TSCM Services in 2017

KH, Maryland, TSCM/CYBER TSCM Services 2017
Very much appreciate your help in moving this logistically so quickly! We will definitely recommend you all to our friends and partners.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2017

Corporate Client, Michael, Washington, DC, TSCM/CYBER TSCM Services 2017
What an amazing company and individual who really cares and wants to help his customers i thank you JD!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2016 & 2017

Corporate Client, Los Angeles, CA – Cyber TSCM Services 2016 & 2017
Thanks for sending the reports through JD. We appreciate the expert tscm services you and your team provided. V/r, SJ

Hired ComSec for multiple TSCM / Cyber Services in 2016

Corporate Client – SJ, Washington, DC – 2016
Good morning J.D., I have successfully retrieved the report and downloaded the contents of the folder. I want you to know that you have put my mind at easy and given me the freedom to carry on with my daily activities minus the worry, stress, and fear. I greatly appreciate your integrity! Good luck on all of your future endeavors! Warmest Regards, R.A.
RA – TX-2016
I came across J.D. when I was managing a large-scale cyber incident response for a F500 company, who had had their computer networks breached by Chinese nationals. The investigation led us throughout the world, with on-site inspections in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, Mangalore and several locations in the United States. J.D. proved himself a consummate professional during that response, doing what he said, when he said he would do it, on or before deadline, at cost, as promised. I have subsequently engaged J.D. in a personal protection detail to clean a residence of a high-profile individual who was the subject of death threats and who was feeling vulnerable. J.D.’s work ensured the person was assured of their privacy and attained a peace of mind they had not felt in some time. Again, as promised, on time, on budget. I recommend J.D. wholeheartedly and without reservation for TSCM work.
NS, TX – 2016
J.D. Leasure’s performance in the field of TSCM/Cyber TSCM is outstanding in every respect. I’ve interacted with and worked around J.D. Leasure for a number of years, during that time I’ve know his work to be of the highest quality and integrity. His experience in the field of Technical Countermeasures is extensive (i.e., just read his BIO) and consistently exceeds the expectations of the clients I have forwarded to him. J.D. is smart, methodical in his approach and he runs a lean company so if you are interested in protecting your intellectual property or have a need for his services give Mr. Leasure and his team at ComSec a call.
MG, VA – 2016
J. D., I just wanted you to know that I truly trust your expertise and feel honored that you took my assignment. Your professionalism and ability to get to the bottom of the situation quickly exceeded my expectations. Your thorough sweep and suggestions were a vital part of my peace, and for that, I am most grateful. Thanks again
Best regards, JC

Hired Comsec in 2016

JC, AZ
Really enjoyed meeting the team and I think everything worked out great for my company’s needs.

Hired ComSec for TSCM / Cyber Services in 2016

AH, VA
J.D. and Johnny are Awesome! They are both knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with! Thank you and Johnny for all of your hard work! It was definitely a pleasure!

Hired ComSec for multiple Cyber TSCM Services in 2015 & 2016

ARS – San Antonio,TX
ComSec is responsive, thorough, and knowledgable.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2015

PM in DC
You and your team did a fantastic job JD! Keep up the good work!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2015

M.D.S., Michigan (Corporate Client).
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE !!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2015

M.K.L., New York, NY (Fortune 500 Client).
I feel that the service that was provided was excellent. When dealing with a situation that includes potential privacy breech, you need someone that firstly, knows what they are doing and secondly that listens and responds to each concern. I feel that both objectives were met with ComSec. Thank you for the help.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2015

“Heather”, Residential Client
The response and attitude of your team was outstanding. Will definitely use ComSec again!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2014

“William”, Fortune 500 Corporation
Working with JD was a great experience. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and timely. A++!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2014

“Barret”, Fortune 500 Corporation
J.D. is of highest moral aptitude, character and intelligence that I have had the pleasure to work with for some time. I hold J.D.’s opinions at the highest esteem and respect. From the vast knowledge that he possesses, I consider Mr.LeaSure’s counterespionage expertise an asset in any business, diplomatic, intelligence or security venture on the global scale invaluable.

Government of Israel

Jacob Goldberg
J.D.’s team responded to a highly critical situation within hours of the first contact. Upon arrival at the site – the project initiated immediately and resulted in an extremely satisfied client that subsequently requested J.D.’s team on followup engagements.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015

Jarrett Kolthoff, President/CEO SpearTip, LLC
Mr. LeaSures extraordinary field experience for the past several decades helps to ensure both an accurate and sucessful meeting. His vast knowledge and equipment makes him the best in his field. I am so excited to describe my experieince with ComSec and assure all of you what great success I had hiring him. The best decision I have made. Don’t leave any doupt if, you have suspicions BRAVO

President of Osprey Spill Control (OSC)

Mary Meyer
I first spoke with J.D. after discovering what appeared to be a battery operated electronic listening device hidden in my office. J.D. counseled me on the precautionary steps that I should immediately take while he worked to identify the device. Within an hour of emailing a photo to J.D., he responded with an exact identification of the device, including source information and additional go-forward advice.This instance turned out to be a harmless office prank that did not involve an actual listening device. The person responsible was identified and completely disclosed their intentions. It is reassuring to know that had this been a real threat to the security of confidential information, J.D. was there to identify and remove the threat. If you are looking for a true professional who takes your concerns seriously, I highly recommend contacting J.D. I surely will.

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Perry Crumbaker
Director of Business Operations
Spillane Associates has had the pleasure of using the technical services of J.D. in the field of TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) for our high-profile client. Aside from the extremely high quality of work that was provided, J.D. worked around a challenging client schedule to accomplish the TSCM. Above all, J.D. made the client comfortable and secure while maintaining the level of service expected from Spillane Associates. I would not hesitate to use the proven services of J.D. LeaSure for any of our clients in the future.

Investigator at NJ Department of Banking & Insurance

Robert Spillane
There is no other way to describe J.D., other than he is the quintessential consummate professional. I use his firm frequently for my high profile clients

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015

Owner, Samuel Yount Investigations, Inc.
I have personally and professionally known JD for well over 20 years. JD has always presented himself in the most professional manner. Serving in Special Forces and requiring equipment of the highest standard has always been our benchmark of operation and settle for nothing less. JD consistently provided our unit with the highest grade, cutting edge technology products on the market. I strongly recommend anyone looking for the highest professional TSCM service, from some one who truly has the client’s best interest at hand. Understanding the needs of our current security corporate culture climate, where confidentially, timeliness, and accuracy is a must, anyone looking for these specific capabilities should speak with JD about his line of cutting edge TSCM services that are truly second to none. Brent Delorier CWO (R) US Army, Special Forces

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President/CEO at Jäger Group LLC

Brent Delorier
I have known J.D. for a number of years now. J.D’s expertise in the areas of TSCM, Counterespionage and espionage detection methods is, by far, the most detailed and professional that I have seen in the industry. His skills and professional services come with my highest recommendation!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Kristopher Bleich, EnCE, C|EH
Director of Forensic Services, SpearTip LLC
J.D., so sorry for my late response. I did receive your report and have taken your recommendations to my IT manager for further action. Thank you for your professional service and your quick availability. Your work has allowed many of us to rest easier. Thank you for everything.
Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2013

“Jenny” PA, USA
Thank you, J.D. I now know who to go to for future needs and who to recommend to my associates – yes, it’s you!
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2013, 2014

“Robert” Washington, DC
JD, Thanks for the detailed report, and for the thorough service. I would use your service again, and would certainly recommend you to others.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2013, 2014

“Todd” Knoxville, KY USA
J.D. Your team did an excellent job at our facility. Truly an exceptional team and service! V/r

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2014

“J.R.” D.C., USA
Great team of experts who are proficient and knowledgeable in this business. It was a pleasure working with ComSec LLC!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2014

“S.S.” MD, USA
We are very satisfied, and happy with the personalized service and availability of ComSec to suit our customized needs.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2014

“Fortune 100 Corporation”
Your organization is one of the most professional and knowledgeable in the industry, that we have had the pleasure to work with...

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

“John” U.S. Defense Contractor
The response and attitude of your team was outstanding. Will definitely use ComSec again.

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2013 & October 2014

“Bill”, Fortune 500 Corporation
Thank you! I appreciate how fast you were able to get here and help me!

Hired ComSec for Cyber TSCM Services in 2014

“Carrie”, Small Business owner