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TSCM Operations

A Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM) Operation, also known as a 'bug sweeping' or electronic surveillance sweep, is a highly-specialized assignment that aims to detect the presence of eavesdropping devices such as hidden microphones, hidden cameras or other technical or mechanical listening device.


Additionally, the goal of a TSCM Operation is to identify existing security breaches and/or potential weaknesses in technical and communications security and to recommend corrective action to neutralize the risks.

During a TSCM Operation, typical activities include:

  • Physical security assessment of the surveyed area,

  • Physical search of devices, using thermal cameras and a variety of disassembly and exploration tools,

  • Electronic search of devices, using Radio Spectrum Analyzers and various tools used to detect malicious activity,

  • Communication security assessment.


CYBER ICS’s team of qualified, expert TSCM technicians are among the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the continent. They all have performed hundreds of sweeps for a range of prestigious clients worldwide, after an extended period performing these activities in government agencies.

Frequently, CYBER ICS experts monitor new technologies and trends to evaluate their capability of discovering new bugs and hidden equipment with our R&D labs.

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