Cybersecurity is often the greatest concern for many organisations due to increasing dependence on digital systems alongside the growing scale and volume of cyber-attacks. However, one threat to information security, and ultimately corporate success, which cannot be ignored is espionage.
Espionage is one of the four key threats to national security according to MI5. For organisations involved in Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), the threat posed by hostile and foreign state actors is well documented and a successful espionage attack can have a devastating impact to key sectors and functions such as healthcare, utilities, defence, communications, and more.
For organisations involved in other commercial sectors, the espionage threat is as prevalent as for those in CNI. Competitors can be tempted to conduct espionage in order to steal confidential information and assets which they can use to their own advantage. For organisations who have invested vast amounts of time and money developing their own competitive advantage, such as an innovation, intellectual property or successful strategy, or who require confidentiality to protect their future potential such as their R&D assets, protective security measures against espionage are crucial.
Espionage is conducted using a variety of cyber, physical, technical and human techniques, and most successful attacks use a combination of types. Employing a holistic view of the threat means that a range of different countermeasures must also be used, to protect different assets and manage the risk profile of the organisation against the full range of attack techniques.
Esoteric are world-leading counter-espionage and counter-eavesdropping specialists, with over 20 years of experience helping global organisations, governments and individuals to protect their confidential information and conversations.
Esoteric offer the following services:
Support in determining the optimum countermeasures strategy for your risk profile
Detection of illicit listening devices
Training security and front of house staff to conduct physical inspections, as well as using TSCM equipment purchased from Esoteric
Raising awareness of the espionage threat and how to protect sensitive assets amongst the workforce
Equipment such as TSCM Lite kit, mobile phone detectors and blockers, and more
An exercise to help evaluate the effectiveness of building physical security measures
According to the law of the land, conducting covert surveillance for legal evidence purposes
A 24/7 monitoring system for the most sensitive locations such as boardrooms to protect against technical surveillance
Shielded rooms and containers to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Assessing the degree of shielding effectiveness of existing structures against radio frequency and EMI, or how exposed a building or space is to such threats
Reviewing cyber espionage incidents and gathering evidence of cyber evidence activity from digital devices.
By working with Esoteric you are assured of the following:
Specialist trained in-house team
Government and military trained operatives supported by an expert team, all with BS7858:2019 security clearance minimum
Latest equipment and threat knowledge
Continuous training and networked with industry working and briefing groups
Accredited and trusted
Approved to BS EN 9001:2008 by the National Security Inspectorate; ISO 27001 by British Standards Inspectorate; Cyber Essentials by IASME; CHAS Accredited Contractor; FSQS Accredited; Safe Contractor Approved.
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