The Ultimate Threat to Your Business - Technical Surveillance? ...
Protect Corporate Privacy
In order to protect corporate privacy and sensitive client information, it is vital organisations address the threat of covert surveillance devices as part of their broader network protection program. While corporations invest considerable effort into strengthening their defenses against cyber- attacks, the threat of covert surveillance must be addressed with comparable diligence.
The considerable resources and effort invested in securing computer networks can be circumvented by one rogue employee dropping a cellular bug disguised as a pen onto a boardroom table.
Organizations must remain diligent in securing their offices, boardrooms, executive residences, and other places of business from the threat of eavesdropping, protecting both what is written and what is said. Detection of such device requires experts trained in current techniques and using cutting edge technology; technology that KeyOptions represents to its commercial and government clients.Good Business Practice or Statutory Obligation?
Companies have a responsibility to their employees and shareholders to safeguard and protect intellectual property and sensitive corporate information. Public traded companies, in most instances, may even have a legal responsibility to report breaches of corporate information to regulatory bodies.
However, due to the potential catastrophic consequences of disclosing a breach, experts believe the threat is significantly under-reported, obscuring the scale of this problem. Companies must recognise the severity of this threat and take responsible measures to prevent and mitigate corporate espionage.Varied Methods and Places for Attacks
Corporate espionage is frequently conducted through the use of eavesdropping and/or surveillance devices. The company boardroom, telephone systems, mobile phones, waste bins, and computers can all be sources of confidential information and common targets for an eavesdropper, but the threat from eavesdropping is not confined to the company office alone. Executives and other key personnel can be targets at home or during travel.
Some typical environments where a listening device would be hidden include:
Business offices, including conference rooms, boardrooms, and trading floors, Off-site business meetings, Executive residences, Hotel rooms, Private residences, Corporate apartments, Vehicles (cars, aircraft, boats), Work mobile phones and landline phones.KeyOptions Specialist Cyber and TSCM Services
|'Cellular technology allows eavesdropping devices to initiate a phone call to a remote monitoring location, allowing an eavesdropper to monitor and record. When combined with voice-activation, these devices can be very challenging to detect without an experienced and well-equipped Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) team such as those we deploy' commented Jevan Halley, Director, KeyOptions. Halley has considerable experience in leading complex and detailed TSCM surveys.|
TSCM services are an important part of any counter-espionage or preventive strategy and should be a part of any company’s overall risk management initiatives. Like physical security and IT network security, scheduled TSCM inspections should be part of a comprehensive communications security plan. They are best deployed on a regular basis, often quarterly or just prior to important events such as board meetings.
|'As with any highly technical service, the approach to performing TSCM services is constantly evolving. We are very pleased to have worked with partners in the specialist security sector, to offer a proactive professional approach in both detection and advising corporate clients on the risks of espionage, ultimately implementing continued and managed risk mitigation programs' Halley followed.|
KeyOptions has the benefit of accessing equipment simply not available on the commercial marketplace. For our TSCM work, we utilise a unique IMSI Capture and cellular detection system. The system is designed, manufactured and supported entirely from within the UK.
This system has the most up to date fully flexible SDR radios using the latest technology. We use the low (firmware), middle and upper layers of the software process giving us a stable and customised platform. The radios are fully programable in both receive (RX) and Transmit (TX) mode. This provides the fastest and most stable platform.
We use this system for both TSCM and mid range tactical operations where size and covert concealment is not an issue.
The unit has filtered outputs for external power amplifiers and can be scaled up to make a long range system. The system has full TDD & 5G (NS) support on all bands between 400MHz and 3GHz SS7 Capability is built into the system but can also be accessed via a dedicated web portal. This provides MSISDN –Location, IMSI Location, MSISDN/IMSI, IMSI – MSISDN functions. Silent call function is available on 2G/3G/4G Native. SMS monitoring on 2G with ability to call/Text captured devices.
This is just an example of one of our unique systems used for the detection, identification and location of devices that use the cellular phone network, for example:
- Cellular Phones, Tablets & Computers
- GSM/UMTS/LTE Audio and Video Surveillance Technology
- GPS & CSS Vehicle Tracking Devices
- GSM/UMTS/LTE Modems (Cyber Security Back Doors)
- Cellular Store & Forward Surveillance Devices
- BMS System Modems
At KeyOptions, we understand that safeguarding confidential information, right from initial approach, is absolutely vital. This specialist arm of our business understands that client confidentiality is key. We work alongside government, military and commercial clients who require nothing less than that professional level of service. Visit us today at KeyOptions to find out more and to arrange for a confidential discussion around your TSCM and Cyber needs