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The term electronic countermeasures usually refers to maintaining both passive and active measures to defeat eavesdropping. Electronic countermeasures can include the implementation of security policies and guidelines, as well as the use of equipment to defeat or detect eavesdropping devices. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures is the most popular term for the field of electronic countermeasures and what many people refer to as bug sweeps or debugging.

With the proliferation of eavesdropping devices sold each year by the hundreds of retail and Internet spy shops, and the rapidly increasing rate of industrial espionage; the electronic countermeasures industry is rapidly gaining the attention of both manufacturers of electronic equipment and the security industry.

Unfortunately, there are so few skilled electronic countermeasures professionals, that it has been difficult for this industry to develop standards that acceptable to all. A few manufacturers such as REI in Tennessee, ISA in Connecticut, and Audiotel in England have spent a significant amount of time and money developing much of the equipment needed by theelectronic countermeasures professional. And, Glen Whidden in Virginia had done more than an admirable job of trying to bring the Electronic Countermeasures industry together. Yet, as of 2006 there is no certification standard for the electronic countermeasures industry.

This makes it very difficult for both the individual consumer and security professional to find knowledgeable and reliable electronic countermeasures professionals. The Red Balloon dedicates two chapters to this subject and should be viewed if you think you have a need to have your home or office checked for eavesdropping devices. Also, for those of you looking at this web site and who are interested in exploring a career in the electronic countermeasures field, The Red Balloon will give you a tremendous amount of insight into both eavesdropping devices and techniques.

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There are probably hundreds of books on wiretapping, eavesdropping and countermeasures, but few are written by industry professionals who understand the creative but complex nature of electronic countermeasures. It is certainly understandable why a reputably successful eavesdroppers and wiretappers who has spent years breaking the laws would not want to write about it. It is also understandable why law enforcement would not write a book explaining how they performed eavesdropping operations. And, it should be obvious what a electronic countermeasures professional is not going to tell you how he does his job.

The Red Balloon is produced by one of the worlds leading experts in eavesdropping and electronic countermeasures and he is the author on the recognized authoritative text book on the subject. The video’s host is also the only industry expert to teach and coordinate electronic eavesdropping countermeasures programs at a major university and has trained hundreds of corporate security, law enforcement and members of the intelligence community.

The Red Balloon is a two-hour DVD that presents the truly accurate and insightful world of eavesdropping techniques and electronic countermeasures ,and is a critically acclaimed and award winning video. Security Management, the largest security magazine in the world has given The Red Balloon a 5 Stars Review.

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