The Changing Face of Technical Surveillance

BCS IRMA Group Event.

Wednesday 10 October 2012
18.00 - Registration & buffet
18.30 - Presentation
19.30 - Networking Session

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Andy Moore, Co-Director TSCMi

Event Details

The World's seconds oldest profession has long made use of tradecraft such as dead letter boxes, secret writing and subversion of trusted staff, which have all seen a technology refresh in recent history. Another piece of tradecraft that's also received such a refresh is technical surveillance, the use (or abuse) of ICT technologies to eavesdrop on conversations, watch the activities of individuals and follow a surveillance subject as they go about their daily business.

This session aims to provide an understanding as to the threats and countermeasures associated with technical surveillance, updating it for the 21st Century, and introduces the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi), a trade body whose mission is to self-regulate the industry. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM - aka counter-eavesdropping or bug-sweeping) is a fascinating subject, founded in ICT technology, ever present in the modern business world and a real threat to UK commercial and national security interests.

Speaker Profile

Andy Moore is a Co-Director of the TSCMi and has over 25 years experience in securing information from all forms of attack. As a Chartered IT Practitioner member of BCS, Incorporated telecommunications engineering member of the IET, CLAS consultant and full member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), he has a broad experience of technologies and their vulnerabilities, gleaned from securing such systems during service in the Armed Forces and latterly as an Information Assurance (IA) consultant to both public and private sectors. His skillsets as a hands-on IA engineer include not only TSCM and but also digital forensics, TEMPEST and penetration testing. His dalliances with academia include a BSc in Telecoms Engineering from Cranfield University and a MSc, with Distinction, in IT Security from Westminster University.

Continuing Professional Development
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