“To what extent do other organisations use external third parties to assist with their information security processes and procedures, in particular for electronic counter-surveillance as part of regular ‘sweeps’ for listening devices?”
I have worked in multiple organisations – in only one was there an annual contract for sweeping the boardroom.
Other companies considered it unecessary as no information has been deemed to have escaped.
We do not currently undertake such surveillance, as our security team consider this a low threat for our business sector. At a previous FTSE100 company we had any room where a Board, Board committee or Executive Committee meeting were due to be held (on or off-site) swept before each meeting. We would then position security guards outside the room to ensure the room was not accessed prior to the meeting by anyone not attending the meeting. Devices were found and we knew our offices were not secure as confidential information was leaked that could only have come from such meetings. We also restricted attendees from bringing mobile devices into meetings unless they were in ‘airplane’ mode.
I am afraid I dont know for our organisation
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