TSCM Essentials

Welcome to the field of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM). This two and a half day course is for anyone that supports, manages, or employs TSCM personnel or teams.

The first half of the course explores how the adversary may choose to employ a technical surveillance operation against your facility, infrastructure, or personnel. Students will learn what sorts of tools the adversary uses, how physical security is compromised, and what level of effort the adversary leverages to accomplish their goals.

The second half of the course details how TSCM teams counter the adversary, what tools and techniques are utilized during an investigation, and how a TSCM team can best be supported during operational activities. The course also explores the constraints a TSCM team may face and what expectations a client should have.

As with any Skinny R&D course, both halves of the class are full of interactive content and hands-on labs to assist in learning. Students can expect to interact with TSCM and surveillance gear to understand not only strategic level concepts, but also tactical level constraints.




Huntsville, AL




2.5 days

Class Min/Max

3-12 Students



Day 01

Historical Threat
FIS, Felon, or Fiction
Surveillance Devices Lab
Technical Hazards
Protect the Kingdom

Day 02

Breaking In
Intro to TSCM
TSCM Equipment
Work with a TSCM Team

Day 03

Evaluating a TSCM Request
TSCM Scenarios
TSCM Trials

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