Although corporate espionage seems like something that you’d only experience at the movies, it’s a very real situation and can cost corporations big bucks. Corporate espionage involves the illegal practice of spying on competitors in order to gain a business edge. Competitors can attempt to tap into your private conversations to gain access to trade secrets and other sensitive information, leaving your business vulnerable and at risk for losing money.
The good news is that TSCM—technical surveillance countermeasures—can protect your company from corporate espionage. If your company has any form of sensitive information that would cause financial damage if discovered by a competitor, you are at risk for corporate espionage. Able Legal Investigations can help protect your corporation with the following TSCM strategies:
Electromagnetic Spectrum Sweep
In order to detect any sort of hidden camera, audio equipment, or other spy devices, Able Legal Investigations will perform an electromagnetic spectrum sweep. This process will isolate free space transmissions in order to detect attempts of corporate espionage. The sweep will also activate any existing devices, such as voice-actuated transmitters, and will signal your private investigator that a device is on the scene.
Other attempts of corporate espionage include tapping into telephone lines. Able Legal Investigations is able to detect corporate espionage via telephone lines by testing with a balanced audio coupler telephone analyzer. The purpose is to test for abnormal line voltages that indicate attempts of corporate espionage at your business.
Why is TSCM Effective For Protecting Against Corporate Espionage?
TSCM helps protect against corporate espionage due its sophisticated technology in detecting unwanted devices. When devices can be turned off remotely, basic detection devices might not be able to detect audio equipment, etc. However, TSCM is able to detect corporate espionage devices even if they are turned off. Able Legal Investigations can detect these devices by using a Non Linear Junction Detector, which can help detect electronic devices in offices in places where you wouldn’t expect.
Aside from NLJD devices, TSCM is also effective in detecting attempts at corporate espionage by using heat technology. Heat has the ability to point to potential power supplies of undetected electronic devices, which is used by scanning an office with a thermal imager.
Staying on Top of Corporate Espionage Attempts With TSCM
Even if your office is clear of devices that are used with corporate espionage, it’s important to remember that each sweep portrays a scenario during an exact point in time. If your business is particularly vulnerable and at risk for corporate espionage, you might want to consider doing regular sweeps to ensure that your office stays clean of devices. While TSCM is highly effective at detecting a variety of devices, it is only able to detect devices during the timeframe that it’s being used. If devices are installed around your office after the sweep was performed, you won’t be able to detect devices unless you perform another sweep down the road.
Detecting Hidden Devices, Hidden Assets, And More
Able Legal Investigations specializes in assisting corporations in detecting hidden devices with corporate espionage, hidden assets, and more. Please explore our full range of services and contact us for professional assistance with TSCM and protecting your business’ sensitive information.