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UK NACE awareness-level training

Entry-level courses to give you the skills to search for devices in secure environments

Entry-level courses to give you the skills to identify threats and vulnerabilities, explain technical surveillance countermeasures and understand the methods for detecting quick plant eavesdropping devices in secure environments.

Our awareness-level training is designed for both technical and non-technical students.

Eligibility

To apply for these courses, you must be a citizen of one of the following:

  • the UK, Australia and New Zealand
  • a NATO member country
  • an EU member country

You must also be employed by one of the following:

  • a government or public body in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or a NATO or EU member state
  • a private-sector organisation in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or a NATO or EU member state that has a contract, on which you’re working, with a government department in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or a NATO or EU member state

You must also work in a role that requires you to have access to NATO TEMPEST policy standards.

NATO and EU attendees must also provide a supporting letter from their National Technical Authority directly to GCHQ to support their request to attend.

Minimum security clearance

You must also have one of these minimum levels of security clearance:

  • UK nationals: Security Check (SC)
  • NATO member country nationals: NATO Secret
  • EU member state nationals: EU Secret

Please ensure you meet all these requirements before applying.

Availability

Our training courses are delivered throughout the year on an on-demand basis. This means we schedule courses based on demand from students.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we have no availability for any of our courses until X 2021.

Apply

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, fill in the enquiry form or give us a call, and we’ll recommend the course that is best for your technical ability.

To apply for a course, you must:

Once you’ve completed the enquiry form, we’ll get in touch within 5 working days to get any further information and payment details.

TSCM Awareness

  • Length: 1 day
  • Venue:  Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
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  • Course code: TSCM-A

This course shows how information can be collected by technical means and demonstrates the role of TSCM in preventing, detecting and mitigating the risk of any loss of classified/sensitive information.

Designed particularly for non-technical personnel, this course covers:

  • the threat from eavesdropping
  • the role of the UK NACE
  • identifying eavesdropping targets
  • common methods of technical attack
  • appreciation of risk assessment and the use of technical countermeasures

Who this course is for

This course is for anyone who handles sensitive information that might make them the target of a technical eavesdropping attack.

TSCM awareness with aided physical search

  • Length: 4 days, plus 0.5 days preliminary eLearning
  • Venue:  Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
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  • Course code: TSCM-APS

This course combines TSCM Awareness (see details of this course above) with learning how to do an aided physical search.

A physical search means looking for eavesdropping attacks or devices without using technical or electronic devices. The content and exercises in this course focus on the need to be methodical and thorough in making physical searches.

Part of this training is delivered in purpose-built training environments. This gives students the opportunity to practice the methods they learn in a realistic scenario.

Who this course is for

This course is for anyone who handles sensitive information that might make them the target of a technical eavesdropping attack.

EM security and TEMPEST fundamentals

  • Length: 2 days
  • Venue: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
  • Cost: £750 per customer (£375 per day)
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  • Course code: TSCM-EMS-TEMPEST

This training course is run on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ.

The course is designed to provide participants with an overview of electromagnetic (EM) security.

The course covers:

  • legal requirements and practical security issues that personnel need to consider when working on TEMPEST  issues
  • effective installation and maintenance protocols to mitigate risk
  • UK policy and international standards

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for government and industry practitioners who require an understanding of how TEMPEST phenomena can be exploited to compromise electronic processing of protectively marked assets.

Related courses

NCSC also runs more advanced courses for TEMPEST Testers and Team Leaders.

Rising Building Security

  • Length: 1 day
  • Venue: Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
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  • Course code: TSCM-RBS

This briefing covers TSCM awareness during the different stages of building projects, whether it is a new building or a refurbishment activity.

The aim of a new building program is to produce a facility which is secure and fit for purpose. During this briefing we will discuss best practice for preventing the insertion of a deep plant eavesdropping device in to the structure of the building.  The detail of this presentation can be expanded in certain topic areas to meet the needs of a particular audience, such as managers active at the planning stages or those involved elsewhere in  providing on-site security supervision during the build stage.

Subjects covered include:

  • TSCM awareness
  • methods of technical eavesdropping attack
  • risk assessment and good security practice at each stage
  • case histories and a visit to the UK NACE museum

Who this course is for

This course is for anyone involved in a building project that is at risk of being compromised by an eavesdropping device or attack.

Other training courses

  • Practitioner-level training

    We offer practitioner-level courses for technically qualified personnel who carry out Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM) work regularly.

  • Bespoke courses

    We provide bespoke learning opportunities, both in a traditional training format and in field exercises