For almost every company, one of the greatest threats is posed by know-how being leaked to competitors. Spying on tender documents and prices for orders can have equally serious consequences. The continuous development of miniaturized surveillance devices are making eavesdropping easier and leading to increased risks of bugging, as the technology is becoming cheaper and can now be operated without technical understanding.
The danger of a bugging or even a major eavesdropping incident is often underestimated by companies and not perceived as a real threat. It is therefore often not part of the security strategy in the company. In addition to the reduction of physical security and the increasing concentration on IT security, the confidential communication between employees and decision-makers has increasingly moved out of focus. Meetings are increasingly taking place in unsafe environments such as conference centers or hotels – these are predestined for major eavesdropping incidents. The company's own office and meeting rooms are rarely checked or designed with information security or anti- bugging in mind and thus bear a similar risk.
Most confidential information is still exchanged orally. Professional anti-bugging should be considered an essential part of a company’s information security. Eavesdropping protection is understood to be the totality of all measures that prevent bugging (listening in on) conversations – whether on site or on the telephone. Telekom anti-eavesdropping offers exactly this protection in the following areas:
It is often not possible to open and inspect many objects and technical devices such as thermos flasks, socket strips, telephones, etc. without destroying them or only with considerable effort. A clear conclusion as to whether suspicious content (electronics or the like) is present in an object that cannot be opened is therefore only possible by means of an X-ray check.