Technical Services Countermeasures (TSCM) is a vital component for protecting corporate assets and confidentiality, intellectual properties, strategies marketing, pricing, R&D, mergers and acquisitions, executive travel plans and litigation matters are all sensitive information. Would anyone benefit from obtaining this information? What is the value of this information to your company? What would the economic consequences be of disclosure of sensitive information?
Companies are vulnerable in varying degrees from disgruntled or dishonest employees, activists, litigants, private investigators, law firms and competitors. In some cases the competitors could be backed by the resources of foreign governments. Can your company be sure a cleaning person has not been paid to place a simple listening device in an office? Can a company be sure no one is listening to sensitive conversations being transmitted (often unintentionally) on the telephone system?
Electronic eavesdropping is devastating to any business with information to protect. Proactive TSCM not only mitigates the risk - it satisfies due diligence and management fiduciary responsibilities.
Taking into account all types of industrial espionage but counting only the cost to American businesses, in 2011, US intelligence officials put the cost of lost sales due to illicit appropriation of technology and business ideas at $100bn-$250bn a year. The U.S. Department of State estimates over $900 million of illegal electronic eavesdropping equipment are imported into the United States each year.