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TSCM – Technical Surveillance Counter Measures

TSCM – Technical Surveillance Counter Measures


NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE PROTECTIVE SERVICES BOARD  (NCPPSB)

This “Technical Surveillance Counter Measures” program has been reviewed and is “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”. This Board regulates and licenses all Private Investigative, Security, & Counterintelligence activity within the State. Completion of this TSCM program satisfies the educational requirement for obtaining an individual license as a “Counter Intelligence Specialist” within the State of North Carolina.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

To acquaint the security director and the Technical Surveillance CounterMeasures (TSCM) inspector with the nature of the eavesdropping threat and the ways that it can be countered.  To provide the attendee with information that he can apply to his/her own situation when designing and maintaining eavesdropping defense.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the “Technical Surveillance Counter Measures” program is to train attendees to ensure that they can apply a standard level of adequate and timely Security Policies and Procedures within Technical Surveillance Counter Measure environments.

Upon completion of this Continuing Professional Education training program, a Mounted Certificate is awarded in “Technical Surveillance Counter Measures”.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION:

The subject is presented in a series of lectures, demonstrations & practical exercises that include the following:

EAVESDROPPING TECHNIQUES:

METHODS OF DETECTING OR DEFEATING THEM

The eavesdropper’s methods of physically penetrating his/her target are described as are their methods of concealing his eavesdropping devices.

THE TOOLS OF THE TSCM INSPECTOR

Detailed descriptions of the detection devices used by the TSCM inspector in conducting inspections are accompanied by demonstrations that display their effectiveness.

STRATEGY & TACTICS FOR THE TSCM INSPECTION

The tactics to be used in conducting a TSCM inspection in ways that are most likely to deceive the eavesdropper are described. The use of a check list in that process to organize a sweep team’s activities for maximum efficiency is included.

DEALING WITH CONTINGENCIES

The features of a contingency plan to be used at the time that the eavesdropping activity is detected is described. A detailed check list of the things to be considered at the time of a discovery is included in this presentation.

DESIGN FEATURES OF SECURE AREAS

Whether a special secure room is to be constructed or an existing room is to be made secure, this program is useful in illustrating the points of vulnerability that may be exploited by a professional eavesdropper. The ways that the vulnerabilities can be reduced are described.

PRACTICAL EXERCISES:

Familiarization of various equipment types and established procedures are promoted and demonstrated throughout the training process. The applications & techniques of a professional sweep are stressed in our hands-on approach. This ensures that every participant gains the information necessary to assist in conducting a basic TSCM inspection in the field.

Upon successful completition of this training program, a Mounted Certificate of Completition will be awarded in “Technical Surveillance Countermeasures.”

Instruction include practical hands-on demonstrations of devices from various manufacturers discussed in the program. 

The World Institute does not sell equipment or represent any manufacturers.


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU):

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are nationally recognized units in qualified programs which allow participants to document all non-credit work completed. CEU’s may be used as evidence of increased performance capabilities and for job advancement, and are recognized by many professional organizations and companies.

CERTIFIED PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL (CPP) RECERTIFICATION:

Documentation of attendance at these programs may be submitted to the ASIS Professional Certification Board for consideration of re-certification credit by qualified Certified Protection Professionals.


PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTORS:

Gregory Scott

Stephen Komorek

 

TSCM – Technical Surveillance Counter Measures

PROGRAM OUTLINE

TSCM-01       Determining the Threat in Today’s World

Historical Development

Threat Assessment
Risk Analysis
Corporate Vulnerability

Impact Statement

TSCM-02       Basic Electrical Theory

Terminology
Schematic Symbols
Basic Circuits
Measurements
Calculations

TSCM-03       Tools of the TSCM Inspector

Hand Search Toolkit

Inductance Amplifier

Viewing Instruments
Digital Multi Meter (DMM)
Metal Detector
Non-Linear Junction Detector (NLJD)
Infrared (IR) Analyzer
Telephone Analyzer
Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR)
Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)
Portable X-Ray Device
Sweep Receiver

Amateur Radio Receivers
Spectrum Analyzer
Oscilloscope
Acoustic Rangefinder

TSCM-04       Operation and Types of Microphones

Contact Microphones
Carbon Microphones
Spike Microphones
Dynamic Microphones
Electret Microphones
Piezo Microphones
Parabolic Microphones
Fiber Optic Microphones

TSCM-05       The Telephone System

   

Telco – Central Office
Customer – PBX

TSCM-06       The Telephone Instrument

 

Vulnerabilities
>>                 Hook Switch Bypass
>>                 Hot Mic
>>                 Neon Bulb

Counter Measures
>>                  Physical Examination
>>                  Audio Amplifier
>>                  Off Hook RF Transmitter Test
>>                  DMM Voltage Check
>>                  Oscilloscope Check

TSCM-07         Wiretapping Techniques

 

Types
>>                   Series
>>                   Parallel
>>                   Inductive
>>                   Software

Countermeasures
>>                     Wire Tracing
>>                     DMM Voltage Test
>>                     Balance Line Test
>>                     Dry Line Test
>>                     TDR Test
>>                     Class of Service – Telco
>>                     Activated PBX Features

TSCM-08       Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission

 

RF Spectrum

Wave Propagation
>>                    Point Source
>>                    Directional
>>                    Attenuation

Modulation
>>                    AM
>>                    FM
>>                    Digital (Pulse Code)

Bi-Phase
Antennas

TSCM-09       Types of RF Transmitters

  

                Carrier Current
Sub-Carrier
Spread Spectrum
Frequency Hopping
Microwave
Infrared (IR)
Laser
Ultrasonic
Video – Sync Pulses
Burst
Chirps

TSCM-10       Remote Sound Pickoff

 

Window Pane
Room Objects
System Vulnerabilities

TSCM-11       The TSCM Inspection Process

 

Client/Inspector Relationship
Physical & Environmental Indicators
The Physical Search
The Professional Sweep
Contingency Planning
TSCM Inspection Report

 

TSCM-12       Prevention

  

               Secure Room Design

TSCM-13       Counter Measures Concerns

 

Ethical
Legal

TSCM-14       Reference Resources

 

Statistical Data

Technical
Equipment Sources
Sources of Information

TSCM-15       Glossary of Terms

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Day 1

08:00 AM

Registration & Check-in                                       

 

Training Site

 

08:30 AM

 

Welcome & Introduction

Executive Director
World Institute for Security Enhancement

Each Day Seminar  Format
08:00 – 12:00 Lecture / Discussion
12:00 Noon Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 PM Lecture / Discussion
17:00 PM Adjourn

The above timetable approximates the schedule for this course.

Instructors may choose to vary the program and any changes will be announced.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

World Institute for Security Enhancement courses are provided at our training sites across the United States and throughout the World. This“Technical Surveillance Counter Measures” program has been reviewed and is “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”. This Board regulates and licenses all Private Investigative, Security, & Counterintelligence activity within the State. Completion of this TSCM program satisfies the educational requirement for obtaining an individual  license as a “Counter Intelligence Specialist” within the State of North Carolina.

ENROLLMENT:  Classroom space is limited. Please reserve your place now!

COURSE FEE:  $1,250.00 (USD)
(NCAPI Members Receive 20% discount)

 

FEE INCLUDES:  The course registration fee includes a attendee Reference Manual, Program Materials, a Mounted Certificate, and Daily Refreshments for most programs held at our United States training sites.

PAYMENT:  Payment in U. S. dollars is required with your registration form and must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the Class. Payment not received on time will automatically be placed in the next scheduled class.  Payment by Credit Card, Check or Money Order drawn on a U. S. Bank, in U. S. Dollars (USD), are accepted. Purchase orders or Training Requisition Forms Do Not constitute payment. Bank Transfers are Not accepted.

 

MEALS:  Lunches will not be provided.

 

DRESS:  Business casual is the recommended daily attire.

 

REFUNDS / CANCELLATIONS: The Institute reserves the right to amend any program should circumstances warrant such action. In the event of course postponement or cancellation, the Institute will reschedule the course, or apply the fee payment to any other program offered in the next twelve months. Liability for course cancellation is specifically limited to the amount of prepaid course fees and excludes any incidental or consequential damages. Attendees must confirm cancellations or substitutions, in writing, at least THIRTY (30) days prior to the initial class date. There will be a 10% administrative fee for a cancellation or substitution. Otherwise, fees are not refundable but may be transferred to another program of your choosing.

 

LODGING:  Lodging is NOT included. Each attendee is responsible for their own travel arrangements and lodging costs. Please make your room reservation at least three weeks prior to the initial class date.