Both cyber and physical security are important areas. Anyone involved in security should be taking both of them extremely seriously. But there is an important area in between where cyber and physical do not cover. That is where technical surveillance countermeasures, or TSCM, is needed.
from ShanghaiDaily.com CHINESE insurance regulator said that a state insurer used an iPhone and a voice recorder to eavesdrop on inspectors. China Insurance Regulatory Commission Shandong bureau said Saturday that the eavesdropping devices were found at the Weifang office of Yingda Taihe Property Insurance. The [...]
Attorney and his client are accused of leaving a recorder in a place knowing it would be used to secretly listen in on conversations. Court papers also stated they allegedly overheard, recorded, amplified or transmitted part of communication by others without consent. Since this is related to a custody case, after more details emerge we may find out that they had just put a recorder into a child's backpack to record any transgressions by the other parent. This could be a preemptive move by the other side to block any evidence that was obtained by the recording. Be aware of the laws before doing any recording.
Most dash cams include the ability to record audio as well as video. Conversations recorded within the vehicle could be considered eavesdropping. With the audio active, you may be recording the conversations of passengers in your vehicle without their knowledge or permission. That could be an eavesdropping offense in many states in the US if they require all-party consent. If you have video of a valet damaging your car while taking it for a joyride, the evidence could be declared inadmissible due to the eavesdropping aspect of recording audio.
The Arlo wireless camera system by Netgear is a relatively inexpensive system that it is adaptable for a portable security application. Originally designed for the home market, the system has a number of limitations, but wireless transmission, motion detection, and long battery life make it useful in portable applications where quick deployment is needed.
Our surveillance detection department has discovered an increase in spy activity coming from foreign actors to the north. Images leaked by NPA contractor Edward Snowflake (North Pole Agency) reveal what appears to be a secret command post manned by Kris Kringle and a team of highly skilled hackers.