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Is Your Conference or Meeting Room Secure?
Corporate espionage is the covert and sometimes illegal practice of investigating competitors to gain a business advantage. The corporate target of investigation might be a trade secret such as a proprietary product specification or formula, or information about business plans, etc. In many cases, corporate spies are simply seeking any information that their organization can exploit to its advantage. A corporate or industrial spy may be a competitor, foreign national, an individual who has gained employment within the company with the purpose of spying or a disgruntled employee who trades information for personal gain or revenge.
Corporate spies may also infiltrate through the use of social engineering tactics, for example by tricking an employee into divulging privileged information (such as the location of a scheduled conference or meeting) or intellectual property. Many corporations use outside cleaning services that have unescorted access to executive and c-suite level employees and offices. A corporate or industrial spy’s eavesdropping efforts can be difficult to thwart indeed…Which is all the more reason we might add, to schedule quarterly Cyber TSCM Survey’s!
But what about your organizations conferences or meetings held “off-site” at Hotel conference centers and meeting rooms?
Many of these off-site hotel conference centers and meeting rooms are extremely vulnerable to eavesdropping, especially when private corporate subjects are discussed. The US government estimates that on average, $90,000 is spent annually to eavesdrop on a single corporate target. Suppose a competitor, corporate spy gained access to your meeting schedule or location, and arrived ahead of time and planted a small digital recording device, or technical surveillance device in your hotel conference or meeting room?
In-Conference Monitoring – TSCM Services:
In-Conference Monitoring -TSCM Services of your organizations conference or meetings reduces the risk of an eavesdropper trying to smuggle surveillance devices into conferences, as well providing a visible deterrent, particularly for meeting attendees suspected of being a potential security threat. We recommend this service to our clients who conduct sensitive meetings at off- site locations such as hotel meeting rooms or conference centers. The valuable information exchanged at your high-level meetings (Board meetings, strategy sessions, sales meetings, meetings in hotel meeting rooms, etc.) makes these meetings a prime target for illegal eavesdropping.
IPMS – In-Place Monitoring System – TSCM Services:
ComSec provides real time In-Conference Monitoring via IPMS, In-Place Monitoring System TSCM services to keep your valuable information secure. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), is the Government and Military term that refers to; techniques and measures to detect, neutralize, and/or exploit a wide variety of hostile and foreign penetration technologies and tactics that are used to obtain unauthorized access to your sensitive information. Many times, these same collection tactics are used against corporations and business entities to gain access to your confidential information, trade secrets, IP, contacts, etc.
A ComSec TSCM expert will arrive at your conference or meeting location (unannounced) and discreetly access your meeting site and perform a technical surveillance counter measures -TSCM survey to “clear” the site prior to your scheduled conference or meeting. Our In-Conference Monitoring TSCM Service is provided either overtly via IPMS, In Place Monitoring System or covertly (from an adjacent room). The survey includes monitoring of the radio frequency spectrum (RF Mapping) to detect any audio, optical or GSM cellular based technical surveillance threats. Our experienced team of TSCM, Cyber TSCM and Counterespionage experts are ready to assist you. In fact, we can respond to most emergency sweep requirements in less than 24 hours.
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