• Technical Surveillance Counter Measures - TSCM
  • Counterespionage
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cyber Counterespionage
Espionage Research Institute International

2014 Conference

2014 Espionage Research Institute International Counterespionage Conference

The Annual ERII Counterespionage Conference was held on September 12, 13 & 14 in Washington, DC.

TSCM professionals from across the globe met to discuss counter espionage news and events, see demonstrations of new TSCM equipment and network with colleagues.

The ERII Conference experience included presentations by top experts in the fields of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Counterintelligence/Counterespionage, Cyber Countermeasures, Equipment vendors and more.

This year, our Keynote Speaker was Sandra Grimes, Author of  "Circle of Treason",  A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed

Sandra Grimes is a twenty-six-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service who spent the majority of her career working against the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Sandra was one of the CIA agents who were key members of the CIA team that conducted the intense "Ames Mole Hunt." Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille were two of the five principals of the CIA team tasked with hunting one of their own and were directly responsible for identifying Ames as the mole, leading to his arrest and conviction.  Sandy was introduced by ERII Advisory Board Member Jack Platt. Former CIA Officer Jack Platt is a decorated 26 year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service. Sandy signed every attendees copy of her book, Circle of Treason.

"Thank You" Sandy. It was an honor to have you share your captivating account with us. You are a true Patriot!




On Saturday Sept 14th, conference attendees voted for the " Glenn H. Whidden Award for Excellence for Best 2014 ERII Conference presentation" and "The Best New TSCM Product".

Winner! 2014 Glenn H. Whidden Award for Excellence For Best 2014 ERII Counterespionage Conference Presentation:

Congratulations! to Mr. Steve Whitehead, President  Eavesdropping Detection Solutions S.A. winner of the "Glenn H. Whidden award for Excellence" For the Best 2014 ERII Counterespionage Conference Presentation.

Winner! 2014 Glenn H. Whidden Award For Excellence For Best 2014 ERII Conference "Best New TSCM Product":

The NEW ORION 2.4 Non-Linear Junction Detector mfg by Research Electronics International

Congratulations! to Mr. Lee Jones, Director of Sales accepting of behalf of Research Electronics International


Conference Presentations

ERII Counterespionage Conference attendees also had the pleasure of three days of excellent presentations from ERII Members and vendors that included:


Presentation By David Major, President  CI Centre
Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Cases and Trends Annual Update September 2013 to September 2014
Presentation by Paul Turner, President  Professional Development TSCM Group,
Signal Identification and Analysis
Presentation By Jarrett Kolthoff, President/CEO SpearTip
The New Reality of Board Responsibility & Accountability
Presentation by Jason Dibley, Technical Director QCC Interscan Ltd. 
The GSM Threat  –  SearchLight
Presentation by Steve Whitehead, President Eavesdropping Detection Solutions S.A.
The Lessons Learned from the Judge Cooke Report into the Alleged Bugging of the GSOC
Presentation  by  Westergaard Neilson, President/CEO  TSCM Corporation   
Low Cost Digital X-­‐Ray Imaging
Presentation by Assaf Klinger of Netline Communication Technologies.
Cyber just went wireless
Presentation By Scott N. Schober, President/CEO  Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Wireless Spies: Invisible but Very Real Threats
Presentation By Lee Jones, Director of Sales  Research Electronics International
REI TSCM Equipment Updates
Presentation By Steve Whitehead, President  Eavesdropping Detection Solutions S.A.
TSCM investigations of the Wi-­‐Fi networks for Rogue Devices
Richard B. Wejnert, Director of Law Enforcement Sales & Marketing
GP SIFT Technologies, Inc
Digital Media Evidence Management
Presentation  By  Paul  D  Turner,  Professional  Development  TSCM  Group  Inc.
The Detection of Evolving Power Line Carrier (PLC) Technologies
Presentation By Steve Whitehead, President Eavesdropping Detection Solutions S.A.
The Future of TSCM
Looking  Forward -­‐ The  State  of  TSCM  -­‐  Meeting Future Challenges  
Panel discussion, moderated  by  J.D. LeaSure, Director ERII
Panel members: ERII  Advisory Board Members
A TSCM Workshop: “Kestrel TSCM Professional Software – Operational Deployment”
By Paul Turner, Director - Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.
The conference presentations were all excellent and very informative. A very special "Thank You" to all who participated!
Select 2014 ERII Counterespionage Conference presentations (in pdf form) have been uploaded and are now available for review in the sign -in ERII Member portal.
Thank You to all conference attendees, and we hope you all enjoyed the conference. The annual ERII Counterespionage Conference is an event not to be missed! 
To Order ERI Conference Videos Contact Westergaard Nielson at: TSCMCORP@AOL.COM


Also a very special "Thank You" to the dinner spnosors and conference vendor sponsors listed below!


2014 ERII Conference Sponsors




 Research Electronics International

                                                          (Dinner Sponsor)



        ComSec LLC

      (Dinner Sponsor)




      SpearTip LLC

     (Dinner Sponsor)



2014 ERII Conference Vendors

Berkeley Varitronics Systems


CiCentre / Spypedia


Netline Communications Technologies (NCT) Ltd


KESTREL TSCM Professional Software. (PDTG)


GP SIFT Technologies, Inc.  


Research Electronics International

Professional Development TSCM Group Inc., is pleased to confirm that the 12th annual Canadian Technical Security Conference (CTSC) dates and venue have been confirmed at the NAV CENTRE located in Cornwall Ontario, Canada from Tuesday April 25, 2017 to Thursday April 27, 2017.

Registration for presenters, exhibitors and participants is now open for this not to missed 3-day Canadian Technical Security (TSEC) event.

Link: http://www.ctsc-canada.com/

Potomac Falls, VA - John Cheney Platt III (Jack), aged 80, died unexpectedly on January 4, 2017 of advanced esophageal cancer. Jack, also known as "Cowboy," served proudly as an officer in the United States Marine Corps followed by 25 years of service in the Central Intelligence Agency. He led a life full of intrigue, mystery and adventure serving his country abroad in Austria, Laos and France.

2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors

2016 Conference Sponsors

(Evening Reception Sponsor 09/09/2016)

Manufacturers of the ORION 2.4 HX NLJD; VPC 2.0 Video Pole Camera; OSCOR Green Spectrum Analyzer; TALAN Telephone and Line Analyzer.

2016 Conference Exhibitors


Developers of Kestrel TSCM Professional Software and providers of Technical Security Specialist Training.

USA Bugsweeps


USA Bugsweeps.com introduces a national advertising co-operative program to share national leads developed by radio and print advertising with protected territories.

BV Systems


BVS designs and manufactures wireless cell phone detection devices for TSCM, law enforcement, government and military security personnel around the world. 


Vector Tech

Elite TSCM Services and Secure Mobile Device Storage Solutions.


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