Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)

While many companies offer bug sweeps, the Kirsch Group Team is unique for their rare experience as bug sweepers and former installers drawn from the Canadian intelligence, military and law enforcement community. Kirsch Group founder Andrew Kirsch has deployed covert devices (legally) as a team lead on the Special Operations unit of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. 

TSCM sweeps are recommended in any area where sensitive corporate or private personal information can be compromised by malicious surveillance equipment.

Sweeps are snapshot in time security measures that can detect bugs and advise on in-place technology that can be accessed remotely. Sweeps are recommended to maintain the integrity of the site in advance and during any specific times of threat of compromise.

A Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) sweep may be appropriate to ensure confidentiality in the following circumstance:

  • In advance of Corporate Board AGM or other confidential meeting

  • Upon completion of office renovations

  • In the course of mergers and acquisitions

  • During private legal or sensitive personal matters

  • In sectors with valuable intellectual property (IP) and a high cost of information loss (Health and Tech)

  • Publicly accessible change rooms or share facilities such as school recreation centres bathrooms.

  • A high-profile individual to protect against reputation risk

  • A preventative measure in the regular course of corporate due diligence


If you have any questions on whether a Technical Surveillance Countermeasure is right for you please get in touch. We are here to help.