Bugs, these treacherous tiny electronic devices can infest your home or even your office. Just like real life bugs, these devices are able to hide in small corners and mostly go unnoticed. With bugs near you in your workplace, you could disclose valuable information to strangers. People can steal your ideas, rob your intellectual property and use your private information against you.
You don’t want these things happening to you, right? So, how can you prevent your information from getting into the wrong hands? Here are some important tips from professionals to save you from getting bugged in the office.
1. Keep your Eyes Open
Always be on the lookout for those people who need confidential and valuable information at work. In case you sense that employees or competitors have obtained information about matters that are supposed to be confidential, think how they have acquired this information which only you know of.
2. Unfamiliar Faces
Aside from your colleagues, also keep an eye out for unfamiliar visitors who visit your office. Pay close attention to people who claim to be inspectors, technicians and exterminators. Buggers can sometimes disguise themselves as workers and install their malicious devices to steal your confidential information.
3. Lookout for Vehicles
Be cautious of vehicles like vans and panel trucks that may loiter near your building. Also, keep an eye out for the vehicles that appear in your area repeatedly. There could be someone inside the vehicle, listening to your conversations through the electronic bugs they have set in your office.
4. Be Cautious of New Things
Things that come in your office may already be bugged by those wanting to steal your confidential information. Have the items arriving in your office checked by security to ensure that there aren’t any visible suspicious electronic devices attached to them.
5. Look for Intrusion
Hone your senses to detect signs of potential intrusion. Examine your office rooms for any suspicious object and keep your ears open for odd clicks and noise. If there is a television in your office and it experiences signal interferences, then there might be a transmitter nearby.
6. Master the Details
Master every detail of your room like the position of decorative items, light fixtures and exit signs. Be on the lookout for even a slightest change in the position of your belongings.
7. Bugs May Already be There
You can prevent bugs from making their way into your office. But, what if they’re already there? The only thing to do in this case is here a professional to detect and sweep bugs from your office.
If you didn’t know about these important tips and think that you’ve been bugged already, hire a TSCM professional from ComSec to perform a bug sweep and get rid of any potential bugs in your office.
Contact ComSec, we can help.