TSCM in 2015 – Part 1
Watching the watchers
With the counter-espionage market still unregulated by the SIA, Dean La-Vey examines the achievements of the industry’s Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute which is driving standards and ethics to new heights
In 2003, the newly launched UK Security Industry Authority (SIA) began the process of regulating and licensing the private security industry. The aim of the SIA was to protect the public from rogue operators and raise the standards of recruitment and training for private security operators and managers. Indeed, the SIA’s mission statement was specifically to “regulate the private security industry . . .