Just like an average citizen might ask who would want anything from them enough to take the time to engage in cell phone tapping, businesses across the nation might ask who would install eavesdropping devices or engage in electronic surveillance in their organizations.

The answer is evident in a report from the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX). The report says that foreign spies account for economic espionage costing “the United States economy as much as $400 billion or more per year.” Some say that is grossly understated.

Now that’s BIG BUSINESS – and not the kind U.S. business wants to see. Is your business being targeted?

Corporate secrets and intellectual property are highly valued by competitors and years of research and development could be wiped out through computer surveillance in the blink of an eye – or by a conversation overheard via a spy listening device installed covertly in a facility.

So how are businesses supposed to protect their property and proprietary information from listening devices and other spy equipment?

International Investigators conducts Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM) sweeps for bug detection, including phone tap detection and other electronic bug detection.

A listening device can be hidden so well that the everyday occupant of a space would never notice any audio or video surveillance signs. When we provide TSCM services, we use very highly sophisticated equipment to uncover covert surveillance apparatus. We can then remove it – or in some instances, clients have requested we leave it in place to use it against the culprits. Some cases have resulted in identifying the parties responsible for planting spy equipment.

The end result is that businesses have a space they know is safe from spy listening devices where they can talk freely and carry on their business without fear. Your business can have that, too, with a call to International Investigators and a visit from our TSCM team.

-T. Wilcox, CEO, International Investigators