Perpetuity Training Academy partners with Technical Security Countermeasures Institute on eLearning course

David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI: managing director of the Linx International Group

David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI: managing director of the Linx International Group

Against the backdrop of a significantly increased threat to intellectual property, information and data, the Perpetuity Training Academy – itself part of the Linx International Group – has announced the launch of a new eLearning course focused on the ‘Principles of Technical Security Countermeasures for Security Managers’.

Written by industry experts from within the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi), this detailed Level 4 accredited course is intended to provide those managers responsible for security and risk functions with an insight into the threats posed to staff and intellectual property by malicious surveillance and, in particular, surveillance carried out using advanced technology.

The course will show learners how effective countermeasures may be identified and applied to mitigate the very real threat of unauthorised surveillance. An eLearning format means that study can take place around learners’ other commitments, with the scheduled completion time for the course being six months.

In terms of structure, there are four modules with one written assignment of 2,000 words per module. No examination is required. Tutor and administrative support is made available via e-mail, phone and Skype. Classroom attendance isn’t necessary.

The four modules are as follows:

Principles of Technical Surveillance

*The concept of technical surveillance. People and organisations currently employing it

*Technology and methodology of ingressive and non-ingressive eavesdropping

*Technical surveillance countermeasures equipment and how each technical surveillance discipline is countered by a range of countermeasures technology

Principles of Technical Countermeasures and Threat Mitigation

*How technical surveillance countermeasures can be deployed to meet different scenarios

*How conference and seminar venues may be secured from surveillance

*The threat to air, sea and land transport and how this can be met with effective technical countermeasures

Principles of Threat and Risk Analysis in the Context of Technical Surveillance

*Security threat analysis in the context of technical surveillance

*Electronic surveillance mitigation and risk reduction strategies

The Role of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Consultants

*The competences and qualifications required of technical surveillance countermeasures consultants

*The importance of compliance with related legislation covering public communications, privacy, employment and Health and Safety

*The selection and contracting process and expectations of technical surveillance countermeasures consultants

Benefit to managers and directors

“Our collaboration with the TSCMi enables Perpetuity to provide yet another fantastic eLearning opportunity for prospective learners looking towards personal development,” observed David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI, managing director of the Linx International Group.

Gill added: “The Linx International Group is constantly looking to partner with leading organisations across the security business sector in order to provide the very best in training and qualifications for those working in this field.  The Level 4 course entitled ‘Principles in Technical Security Countermeasures for Security Managers’ is at the cutting edge of the issues being tackled every day and is something of a ‘must’ for senior professionals. The eLearning platform is accessible anytime, anywhere, which makes it ideal for UK and international learners alike.”

The new course will be of immediate benefit to both managers and directors holding responsibility for developing and implementing security strategy, including the protection of intellectual property, information assets, reputation and people. Learners will discover who’s using surveillance technology and why, how to detail the threat within corporate risk registers and how security specialists can engage professional technical surveillance countermeasures support in order to assist them when it comes to combating the threat.

*The next intake for the course will be in April. For more information contact the Perpetuity Training Academy on (telephone) 0116-277 3313 or via e-mail at: training@perpetuitytraining.com Alternatively, access the website: www.perpetuitytraining.com

About the Perpetuity Training Academy and the TSCMi

The Perpetuity Training Academy is a leading provider of security management training in the UK. Perpetuity specialises in bespoke training for organisations wishing to provide tailored instruction for their employees in areas such as security management, security surveying, cyber security, risk, crisis and disaster management and workplace investigation and interviewing.

Through the Linx International Group, consultancy and training in security and risk management and security systems is provided worldwide. The Linx International Group comprises the Linx International consultancy, the Perpetuity Training Academy, ARC Training International and Tavcom Training, the latter being the world’s largest provider of BTEC qualification programmes in the realm of security systems training.

The Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi) is currently the only practitioners’ trade body in existence for the specialist field of technical surveillance countermeasures. Its members comprise the majority of reputable technical surveillance countermeasures practitioners within the UK. The organisation boasts membership from as far afield as the EU and Australia.

The TSCMi awards full membership status only to those practitioners who satisfy technical, operational and ethical criteria indicative of the kind of peer validation common in other such professional bodies.

*Further detail on the TSCMi is available online at www.tscmi.org

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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