There are many pieces of equipment that are readily available online which can be used for industrial and economic espionage. And this has been on the rise in recent years. All you need to have is a credit card and these spy devices like electronic bugs, burst transmitters, and other similar spy devices can readily be made available to you. Now businesses are threatened increasingly by these people who buy these spy devices. Because of this, businesses can be victims of theft of important sensitive data which can include product specifications or formulas, client data, and business plans. There are many industrial spies today who seek to steal data that they can exploit for their own advantage. One thing they can do with the information that they have stolen from you is to sell it to your competitors, or else use it to their own advantage.
Most of the basic bug sweeps in the TSCM industry will only scan for transmissions from covert devices and electronic signatures. But if the bug is not a transmitter and its electronic signature is masked by hiding it within other electronics, what then will happen? Recording devices installed within other electronics cannot be detected by this method. This is why you need a full, comprehensive TSCM bug sweep and security audit. If you hire an expert TSCM provider to conduct a bug sweep, then this provider will go on to analyze your whole working environment including your staff, your practices, the premises, your technology, and external threats. A security package will be designed for you after the full technical threat assessment is finished; this security package will cater to your specific environment and circumstances. All potential vulnerabilities will be covered that could exploit or steal information by this manner of conducting work.
There are more benefits in conducting security audits and TSCM bug sweeps than potential consequence of having data leaked or stolen. When businesses do the review of their annual operations, it is important that they conduct a simple cost/ benefit analysis. The cost of have your business undergo TSCM bug sweep and audit annually is small compared to the cost of having your sensitive information compromised. Somehow, businesses don’t spend so much in protecting against spies compared to their spending when employing one security guard to greet customers. Inadequate security protocols can cause many damages and companies are not seeing why it is important to perform regular TSCM bug sweeps to protect company assets with reasonable costs.
If you hire the best company for TSCM bug sweep and security audit, you can be sure of protection of your valuable assets.