TSCM service is an approach to counter surveillance that has become tremendously popular and a trusted badge of quality in the United States – with the term even being coined by the US Federal government. Since then, it has become synonymous worldwide with a professional approach to sweeping for bugs and as a way of identifying security weaknesses. A TSCM survey can provide a comprehensive approach to surveillance security that businesses often lack from their regular brick and mortar security procedures. So what can it truly offer that your company currently lacks?
The importance of hiring a TSCM specialist cannot be echoed enough. Often, businesses will only apply for a TSCM bug sweep and bug detection when they suspect that a bug has been used to access information about personnel or business activities. However, look at this way: do you hire security for your building whenever you're feeling unsafe on particular days? Or is security a constant presence at your business? There's no doubt that it's the latter. Do you switch a firewall on some days? Or do you have firewalls on 24/7? Again, it's the latter. So while digital and physical security is always in place, why aren't you employing regular counter surveillance techniques? You don't need to employ a full-time professional bug sweeper, but, you should be sticking to the discipline of data protection in all aspects of your business. For example, there's a chance that your employees are taking confidential documents out of confidential areas without your knowledge – usually inadvertently – via USB sticks and flash drives. That offers opportunity for someone to copy these documents or for these devices, and the sensitive data within, to suddenly become 'lost'. Who knows where it will end up? Your approach to ensuring security doesn't stop with metal detectors or anti-virus software – you need to think outside the box. Because, if someone is trying to bug your offices, rest assured that they will be thinking outside the box.
When employing the services of a company that perform TSCM sweeps and surveys, what can you expect? Well, obviously bug sweeps are a big part of that. However, it's advisable to take on a TSCM company with a view to making them a regular fixture in your business. Periodic checks can help maintain security. Also, a comprehensive approach such as TSCM can allow you to identify threats before they happen. Sweeps can often be too reactive; nevertheless, they can open up businesses to the importance of regular security checks and appraisals. When employing a company specialising in TSCM service, you also gain the benefit of their experience and advice. The world is constantly moving and evolving – mostly due to technological advances. Your staff need to keep on top of any new threats too. By hiring a company that studies these new threats, this can also have the residual effect of informing your staff about the modern technical threats they should be looking out for in the workplace. And there's also the importance of securing your meeting. It's a good idea to create secure spaces where private conversations regarding concepts, plans and intellectual property can be held and only involve the people who need to know. Limiting these meetings to a particular place and a particular group of people, with well-recorded notes of the meetings, can help identify the source of any leaks. Either it's someone in the room; or it's something in the room. But who can help you achieve such a holistic approach to security? At Advanced Sweeping, we can offer these solutions at a reasonable price.
When it comes to providing a TSCM service, you'll be hard-pressed to find a combination of knowledge, experience and cost-effectiveness that can match the services of Advanced Sweeping. We've been protecting homes and workplaces with counter surveillance techniques for two decades from our London HQ. And, due to our success, we've been branching out to the rest of the UK with sub-offices across the country. So if you want to protect your business' secrets, get in touch with Advanced Sweeping via our website at http://sweeping.co.uk/, via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us (from a secure location and device) on 0845 512 1552.