It is important to note that whether checking for spyware on a mobile phone, or eavesdropping in a vehicle, in offices or in the home, a professional bugging sweep relies not solely on modern, state-of-the-art instrumentation. The human factor is indispensable in the process – the rich knowledge and understanding of the way industrial espionage or even personal attacks take place is a vital part of a good quality, comprehensive bugging sweep.
A comprehensive set of solutions for inspecting and detecting bugging and espionage, both within cyberspace and within physical spaces. Whether the eavesdropping is done specifically on a mobile phone, or through spyware such as SpyPhone, or if it is done as an all-out industrial espionage attack across all arenas. Our many years of experience in handling data breaches and in preventing corporate espionage have formed a broad knowledge base of all of the existing threats in cyberspace and the physical space. Sniffing for bugs is done with emphasis on the forensic aspect, meaning the intention is to discover and expose as much evidence as possible which will point toward the fact of the bugging, and to the extent possible, also to reach the recipient of the information. We provide a comprehensive suite of bug sweeps, searching for mobile phone bugging and surveillance, and also periodic routine checks of the computer systems and security gaps which must be patched in order to prevent data breaches. This way we identify risks and exposures and we provide an overall solution for the issue of cyber security and data breach.
The main defensive tool against espionage
Whereas in the past bugging required gigantic budgets, as well as physical access to the premises to be bugged, nowadays a sizable proportion of the covert eavesdropping is done through remote hacking and control. The prices of bugging devices and the eavesdropping itself have become affordable to practically anyone interested – thus bugging has become a scourge that has spread from the business sector to interpersonal feuds and into marital affairs. The main defensive tool against bugging is first and foremost the awareness of the dangers, the precautions that must be taken and the telltale signs indicating that there are active bugs causing business or personal data breaches of valuable information.
A bugging inspection, if it is to be conducted to a proper professional standard, requires that first and foremost the following be analyzed and understood: the arena, the entities suspected of bugging, and the grounds for the suspicion that illegal bugging is taking place. There are many arenas in which bugging devices can be installed. Therefore the understanding of the arena and the background – be it business, political, industrial, security – is a critical factor in deciding what kinds of bugging and espionage detection tests need to be carried out. The understanding of the way in which the data has leaked can significantly help to efficiently and professionally checking for bugs.
Corporate espionage today
The world of corporate espionage has over recent years become more and more accessible to the general public. Bugging equipment and spyware, which in the past was available only at the state and security agency level, have become readily-available commodities, being bought and sold openly and at affordable costs. These trends have caused a proliferation in the bugging world, with eavesdropping pervading legal disputes, industrial espionage and corporate espionage and even interpersonal disputes.