By Cecilio Andrade
Electronic Scanning ¨SWEEP¨ is one of the most important security countermeasures. It is the systematic search for active and/or passive espionage devices, intrusion information collection systems, eavesdropping and telephone intervention systems.
Electronic Scanning is one of the most important security countermeasures. Electronic Sweeps are procedures that follow a scientific and systematic methodology, and must be implemented by qualified personnel with specific technical equipment for such purposes.
After completing the ¨SWEEP¨ a full detailed technical report, along with comments, conclusions, and recommendations is presented.
The electronic scanning ¨SWEEP¨ is applied as a preventive measure in meeting rooms and offices, where meetings and/or important and confidential interviews are held, as well as in environments where working or personal activities and conditions are subject to procedures and the theft of sensitive information could be a threat.
As a secondary measure where suspicion or evidence of leakage of
information, it is recommended to extend the environments to analyze further rooms, vehicles, central telephone lines, mobile phones and residence.
Based on the constant study and analysis of surveillance equipment, investigations and experience, an Electronic Scan “SWEEP¨ procedure that ensures the safety of the environments that are discussed is developed.
With this procedure one should be able to conclude and detect any audio and video streaming, cameras, hidden microphones, cables, power supplies, computer security vulnerability and network intrusion systems in switchboards and registration systems in the telephone wire.
Some points to consider when contracting an Electronic Scan ¨SWEEP¨ service are:
Only with the most suitable technology and with these recommendations, we will have the best broom to “sweep” and “sanitize” areas and polluted environments.