16th CTSC 2024 | TSCM “Bug-Off”

16th CTSC 2024 | TSCM "Bug-Off"

Our TSCM competitive “Bug-Off” is an excellent way to network and learn from other like-minded professional TSCM operators while participating in a mildly entertaining and competitive practical component of the conference agenda.

Our previous competitive “Bug-Off” events were an outstanding success and provided an excellent opportunity for a light-hearted competitive sprit during the conference. The “Bug-off” is open to all conference participants who wish to participate for a chance to win a host of prizes and perhaps most importantly, bragging rights.

The individual that has identified accurately the most technical threats will be deemed the 1st prize winner, and so with the 2nd and 3rd prizes. Seasoned TSCM spectrum warriors and those who are new to the Technical Security (TSEC) industry will utilize whatever equipment they normally use on the job or may utilize the various supplied equipment resources available on-site.

This event gives attending equipment manufacturers an opportunity to get their respective products into the hands of potential customers. The individual will be provided with a time based assignment to be completed and submitted to the conference committee for evaluation.

Prizes, Awards, Peer Recognition, and Bragging Rights are just a few of the benefits for participants of our 16th TSCM “Bug-off”. The TSB “Office of Evil Intent” is eagerly looking forward to these sessions and the brave few that are prepared to accept the ultimate challenge.

As usual the “Office of Evil Intent” (aka Andrzej Wolczanski and Paul D Turner) will be designing a challenging experience for all those who dare to choose to participant in this year’s competitive event. Remember, who dares, wins!

CTSC 2024 "Bug-Off" Prizes

CTSC 2024 will award a variety of prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contenders based on a combination of each individual participant’s actual results in properly detecting and identifying a host of Technical Surveillance Devices (TSD) and Technical Security Hazards (TSH) during his / her inspection of the Operator Defined Target Area (ODTA) assigned during the event.

The results and awards will be announced during the Dinner and Awards event on the evening of the second day of the conference. All CTSC 2024 registered participants are welcome to sign-up and actively participant in this years event, beginner at seasoned spectrum warrior alike. We are also pleased to recognize the sponsors of this year’s competitive “Bug-Off” who have donated prizes to make this event 16th “bug-off” event a tremendous success.

Please note that prizes have no cash redeemable value.

“Bug-Off” 1st Prize ($465.00 CAD Value))

1st Prize

FLIR TG165 | IR Imaging Camera


Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.


See the Heat! The FLIR TG165 Imaging Camera lets you see heat patterns, reliably measure temperatures, and store images and data. This is an entry level TSCM resources that is useful for detecting hidden camera and other tell tale signs of the possible presence of technical surveillance devices.

“Bug-Off” 2nd Prize ($250.00 CAD Value)

2nd Prize

Eberlestock B1 Combat Office


Vilution Ltd.


This high quality laptop messenger style case doubles as a powerful field deployment portable office, with plenty of space to discretely carry a powerful full size laptop, accessories, compact SDR radio, antenna, cables and and the necessary administrative resources to deploy anytime, anywhere.

“Bug-Off” 3rd Prize ($175.00 CAD Value)

3rd Prize

511 Tactical Laptop Bag


Professional Development TSCM Group Inc.


511 is the manufacturer of quality law-enforcement and military grade bags and packs for tactical field requirements. This is a large laptop style bag that has plenty of room for your entire TSCM RF kit and all of the accessories and meets airline carry-on requirements.