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Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM) Course by Tonex

The Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM) Course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to detect and mitigate advanced persistent threats (APTs) in normal business environments. Participants will learn the techniques and strategies used in TSCM to protect against industrial espionage and maintain the balance between security requirements and convenience. Through practical exercises and case studies, participants will gain expertise in conducting comprehensive TSCM assessments and implementing countermeasures to address advanced surveillance threats.


The course is suitable for security professionals, corporate executives, facility managers, and individuals responsible for protecting sensitive information and maintaining secure business environments. It is beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures, particularly in the context of protecting against advanced persistent threats and industrial espionage. Prior knowledge of security principles and basic technical concepts is recommended.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles and significance of Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures.
  • Perform threat modeling and risk assessments for identifying vulnerabilities.
  • Utilize specialized equipment and tools for TSCM assessments.
  • Conduct comprehensive TSCM assessments, including physical and electronic inspections.
  • Identify and mitigate advanced surveillance threats, such as covert listening devices and hidden cameras.
  • Implement countermeasures to address remote surveillance and wireless vulnerabilities.
  • Utilize technical surveillance detection techniques, including spectrum analysis and RF signal detection.
  • Document TSCM assessment findings, create comprehensive reports, and communicate recommendations effectively.

Course Outline: 

Introduction to Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures

  • Overview of TSCM and its significance in protecting against APTs
  • Legal and ethical considerations in TSCM assessments
  • Common surveillance techniques and their detection challenges

Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment

  • Understanding the threat landscape and potential risks
  • Identifying assets and sensitive information to protect
  • Performing risk assessments and prioritizing countermeasures

TSCM Equipment and Tools

  • Overview of TSCM equipment and their functionalities
  • Selection and configuration of TSCM tools for assessments
  • Utilizing specialized equipment for advanced surveillance detection

TSCM Assessment Methodologies

  • Planning and conducting TSCM assessments
  • Physical inspection and examination of premises
  • Electronic surveillance detection and analysis techniques

Advanced Surveillance Threats and Countermeasures

  • Identifying and countering covert listening devices
  • Detection and mitigation of hidden cameras and video surveillance
  • Addressing remote surveillance threats and wireless vulnerabilities

Technical Surveillance Detection (TSD)

  • TSD techniques for identifying electronic eavesdropping devices
  • Spectrum analysis and RF signal detection
  • Analyzing network vulnerabilities and potential data leaks

Physical Inspection and Compromised Area Assessment

  • Conducting physical inspections for hidden surveillance devices
  • Evaluating potential avenues for unauthorized access
  • Assessing compromised areas and implementing physical security measures

TSCM Reporting and Recommendations

  • Documenting TSCM assessment findings and evidence
  • Creating comprehensive reports and recommendations
  • Communicating findings and countermeasure strategies to stakeholders

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