countersurveillance

noun coun·ter·sur·veil·lance \ ˌkau̇n-tər-sər-ˈvā-lən(t)s also -ˈvāl-yən(t)s or -ˈvā-ən(t)s \
variants: or counter-surveillance
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of countersurveillance

: methods and devices used for detecting or thwarting surveillance
  • agents trained in countersurveillance
  • When countersurveillance is employed by seasoned practitioners, it is used to identify the vehicles and individuals conducting the surveillance … This information is then used by the individual to thwart the hostile surveillance.
  • —Glenn McGovern
often used before another noun
  • countersurveillance cameras
  • a counter-surveillance specialist

First Known Use of countersurveillance

1959


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