Murray Associates TSCM - Electronic surveillance detection and counterespionage consulting for business, government and at-risk individuals.

Technical Information Security Surveys (TSCM) Counterespionage Consulting Services
for business & government, since 1978.



New York area headquarters.

Services available worldwide.




TSCM, Debugging, Bug Sweeps, Electronic Countermeasures


Debugging offices and conference rooms also includes an information security survey, and personal counterespionage consulting.

Workplace Inspections

• Law offices

• Boardrooms

• Trading floors

• Executive suites

• Conference rooms

• Board meeting inspections

• Info-loss vulnerability surveys



Debugging sweeps on all types of vehicles, including: cars, boats and aircraft (limousines, planes, autos, yachts, automobiles, airplanes)

Vehicle Inspections

• Eavesdropping Detection

• GPS Tracking Detection

• Limousines

• Aircraft

• Yachts



Wirelesss LAN TSCM inspections locate illegal rogue access points, Wi-Fi bugs, transmission and legal compliance issues.


Wi-Fi Cyber Espionage

• Wi-Fi Security & Compliance Audits

• Whole building / floor security audits

• Compliance surveys (HIPAA, GLBA,

  Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, FISMA,

  DoD 8100.2, ISO 27001, Basel II)



TSCM is only part of a Murray Associates debugging sweep. We also conduct an information security survey for you.

Intellectual Property Protection Information Security Audits

• Information security surveys

• Business espionage prevention

• Information security




Inspecting for spycams and video recorders in restrooms, shower and locker areas, and any place where there is an expectation of privacy.

Optical Surveillance Detection

• Spycams, Covert Video

• Privacy due diligence for hotels, country clubs, resorts, community pools, schools and high profile individuals.



Bug sweeps are essential to protecting personal privacy in: homes, residences, corporate apartments, hotel rooms and off-site meeting locations.

Residential Surveillance Detection

• Corporate apartments

• Executive homes & offices

• Off-site business meetings

• Hotel room & resort conference areas


Part IV

Joseph J. Bezjain

The TSCM Technician Who Discovered "The Thing"


Part I       Part II       Part III       Part V


Compiled by Kevin D. Murray, CPP, CISM


TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - The Great Seal showing placement of the Russian eavesdropping bugging device inside.

Replica of the Great Seal bug.

On display at the National Security Agency (NSA)

National Cryptologic Museum

TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - National Security Agency NSA Logo
TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - Joseph J. Bezjian Signal Corp photo. Joe was the investigator who found the eavesdrpping bug.

     Joseph J. Bezjian's granddaughter graciously shares some insights about and photos of her American hero grandfather.


     Some of the details I'm not sure of mainly because he came over state side during the Armenian Genocide so some documents are hard to find but he was born in what is now Turkey, his father was killed and it was just his mother and sister.


     He joined the army mainly as a means to support his family and did (I believe from what I'm told) cryptography and a lot of technical work. He was a very smart man and was even offered a place at MIT.


     I'm not sure on the dates of when he joined the State Department but it was before my mother was born and she basically said that he was a spy of some sorts. He did do the technical work like his involvement with the seal bug but there were moments when they would be in one spot and he'd have to go to a neighboring country for a few weeks. He didn't talk about work much but he seemed to be good at what he did. [an understatement]


     I'll also attach some pictures that I have of him as well. I'm willing to answer any questions possible you have and I'll ask my relatives too. Just let me know and I'll do my best to figure it out, this is exciting for me and I think we can both unravel the man who found the bug!


     Joseph Jacob Bezjian was later stationed in Egypt, and retired near Venice, Florida. He was a member of the Venice Masonic Lodge No. 301 and the Grand Master in 1974. He died in 1986 at the age of 70.



TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - Joseph J. Bezjian with his wife
TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - Joseph J. Bezjian at military amateur radio station XADT in Leghorn Italy.
TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - Joseph J. Bezjian later years on vacation.
TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - Joseph J. Bezjian early military photo.
TSCM History - The Great Seal Bug Story - Part 4 - Joseph J. Bezjian inspecting radio communications equipment.



     Joseph Bezjian and John Ford should have been awarded Congressional Medals of Honor. Sadly, this has not happened, yet.


(from wikipedia)

     There are two distinct protocols for awarding the Medal of Honor. The first and most common is nomination and approval through the chain of command of the service member. The second method is nomination by a member of the U.S. Congress, generally at the request of a constituent, and the subsequent approval via a special Act of Congress. In both cases, the Medal of Honor is presented by the President on behalf of, and in the name of, the Congress.  Since 1941, more than half of the Medals of Honor have been awarded posthumously. Medal of Honor recipients are usually personally decorated by the Commander-in-Chief. If the Medal of Honor is awarded posthumously it is presented to the recipient's family.


     I urge you to contact your congressperson and send them a link to this page.

Thank you,



The Great Seal Bug - Part I


The Great Seal Bug - Part II


The Great Seal Bug - Part III


The Great Seal Bug - Part V



     Please help document this historic bug in greater detail. If you have any knowledge, personal recollections, photographs, or know the current whereabouts of the original Great Seal or its bug, contact me.


    Thank you,