All NSI Bug Sweep Teams use equipment that is utilised by Intelligence agencies, Defence departments and governments worldwide.
The highly specialised equipment we use is also utilised by the Department of Defence (DOD), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), among others.
NSI has committed over seven figures to constantly equip its teams with the highest spec equipment. With this equipment, we are able to detect the presence of active and passive bugging devices, digital burst/packet bugs, hidden camera setups, keystroke logging devices, telephone interception and wiretaps, laser microphones, infrared beams, and more.
All of our TSCM teams can currently scan up to 90 GHz in real time, more than any other TSCM provider in the country. This allows us to detect the latest 5G capable devices and threats in unlicensed bands up to 90 GHz.
As a comparison, devices used by other companies in Australia will generally scan up to 12 GHz and only some companies will have a 24 GHz capability.
Beware anyone who tells you this is not necessary. Ensure they have the clearance, training, and the budget necessary to purchase this highly specialised equipment. Also ensure that they are aware and experienced with detecting the latest crop of 5G capable devices and threats in unlicensed bands up to 90 GHz.
The Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA) are fast-tracking super high to extremely high frequencies. These frequencies, far exceeding 24 GHz, are a regular occurrence in the Asia Pacific Region. NSI has detected burst transmitters operating at these frequencies both in Australia and Internationally since 2008.
Burst transmitters are covert recording devices that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and only transmit at a predetermined time for a set burst limit which could be set between 15 to 30 seconds or more. These transmissions are commonly set for the early hours of the morning over a weekend in an effort to avoid detection.
What this means is your attacker can now transmit much longer ultra high-quality audio and video recordings almost instantly. This makes the transmissions even harder to detect by the inexperienced or under equipped, as the data is transmitted far more quickly at a frequency they are incapable of detecting.
What makes these devices so attractive to the criminal element is the fact that the quantity of data able to be transmitted far surpasses the now superseded covert devices. If a burst transmitter is made operating at 90 GHz it would have the potential to transmit up to 10 Gigabytes of data per second. When you consider the average DVD contains 8GB’s of high-quality audio and video footage, the threat to your business can be catastrophic.
At NSI, our international exposure has allowed us the opportunities to experience first hand these threats as they emerge and prepare our clientele with cutting edge countermeasures.