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Ron Lander, CPP, CMAS

Ron Lander, Certified Protection Professional and Certified Master Anti-Terrorist Specialist, is the owner of Ultrasafe Security Specialists (USS) and a retired Sergeant with 23 years on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  Ron is also the Chief Technology Officer for Security Management Services International, Inc. (SMSI).
Ron’s experience in law enforcement ranges from burglary, property and high technology crime investigations to supervision in the Juvenile Investigations Bureau, the Undersheriff’s Office and Data Systems Bureau. Ron’s security experience includes 17 years as Vice President of Lander Security Systems & several years as a Security Consultant.

Ron was “Board Certified” in the Security Management and received the “CPP” designation in 1994. At that time, there were less than 1,500 peers. He celebrated his 20th year of certification in 2014.

In 2006, Ron’s company, Ultrasafe Security won the “Sammy” Award for the “Best Integrated Installation” in Northern America. This coveted award is considered the “Oscar” of the security industry and the installation was featured in the July 2006 issue of Security Sales and Integration magazine. Ultrasafe was runner up for the same award in 2010. There were over 100 entries in each competition.

Ron has been involved in site assessments of numerous mainstream and high profile facilities throughout the country and Puerto Rico. His specialty is to evaluate the information technology security, video surveillance, access control, physical security, alarm and fire/life safety systems and guard force management procedures, and make recommendations accordingly.  In 2013, he was certified as a Physical Security Manager, PSM.

In September, 2008, Ron was the first recipient of the Roy N. Bordes Council Member “Award of Excellence” for his over 14 years of contributions to ASIS-International (ASIS) Councils and his countless lectures throughout the world on the behalf of ASIS International and the security community.

Ron is frequently invited to lecture internationally on matters such as “Lessons Learned (in security installations), “Planning for Violence in the Workplace”, “Living Defensively”, “Disaster in the Data Center”, “Researching the Internet for Security Professionals”, “Computer Security/Security Awareness”, “Computer Security for the Road Warrior”, “Security Technologies Utilizing The Internet”, and “Computer Forensics”.  He also co-chaired the ASIS Committee that organized the Y2K Solutions seminar in Washington, DC in June of 1999, and served as Chair of the local Alarm Association and ASIS chapters.

Ron has authored magazine articles on security matters and has been a recognized speaker at ASIS International Conferences for nearly ten years. In 2004, Ron co- authored the book, “Cyber Threat Levels Response Handbook”, which is a tool for computer security specialists to determine the appropriate level of security for their venue, based on the Homeland Security Threat Condition Level. He is sometimes interviewed by security and other magazines regarding his opinions and observations on contemporary issues. The latest was the Jan. 2015 issue of “Source Security”, where he rendered his opinion on Near Field Communications (NFC).  Ron was also one of only five recent recipients worldwide of the ASIS Presidential Award of Merit and the recipient of the Region 3 (West Coast) “Outstanding CPP” Award for his “superior work” in the area of “Protection of Sensitive Information.”

Ron was selected as the 2014 “George Weinstock Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient. He was the 17th recipient of this prestigious award, given by the California Alarm Association at a “black-tie” dinner in San Francisco on Dec. 12.

Ron’s consulting skills and expertise have been tapped by high-profile estate owners, celebrities, grocery and department stores, educational institutions, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, apartment enterprises, shopping malls and the hotel/restaurant industry and law firms throughout the country. Ron has participated as an expert witness in countless cases involving security and fire alarm issues, among other security issues.

Ron was appointed to the position of Council Vice President for ASIS in 2011. In this role, he is responsible for four teams of Subject Matter Experts. These councils include Law Enforcement Liaison, Applied Security Sciences, Information Technology and Critical Infrastructure Working Group (CIWG).

He is an active member of the California Alarm Association (CAA) Legislative Committee and was Vice President for the California Alarm Association for five years.

Mr. Lander was Board Certified in 2003 as an Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) by the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board of Alexandria, Virginia, and certified as a Master in the field (CMAS) in October, 2004.

Ron has been the Secretary/Treasurer of the Unilateral Apprenticeship Training
Program (UATP) for a partnership of the California Alarm Association (CAA) and
California Automatic Fire Alarm Associations (CAFAA) for over ten years. This program trains apprentices to prepare for the California Fire-Life/Safety Electrician Certification exam, and journeymen who must receive continuing education credits.

Ron is an active member of the ASIS Advisory Council on Public Policy (ACPP). In this role, he will serve as an advisor to the ASIS Legislative team in matters relating to existing laws or potential legislation regarding the security industry. He was also an advisor to California State Senator Bill Emmerson on matters concerning security and small businesses, prior to Mr. Emmerson’s retirement.

He was the Treasurer of the Norco Chamber of Commerce for over four years, and has been a member of Kiwanis International and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Professional Services Reserve (PSR) Unit. Ron was Chairman of the Norco Police & Fire Safety Commission during the Commission’s 4-year term. Ron was also an active member of the Riverside County Court-Community Planning Committee for two years.

Ron was recently appointed to a technical committee, which will write a new standard for Risk Assessments. He served as an active member of the Workplace Violence Intervention and Prevention Standards Committee involving ASIS International and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). The Mission of the committee was to update the 2005 standards for employers, as they related to potentials for Workplace Violence. This project was completed in 2012.

In 2013, Ron was an active member of an Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) School Safety program, where a complete set of guidelines was developed for school safety and security. He was also invited to support the judging of new products for the annual “ESX” Conference in Nashville, TN.

Ron was recently invited to participate on the ESA Government Committee. In this capacity, he is involved in government and legislative matters across the country.

Ron is an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America.


The CPP Certification

Today, those who obtain an ASIS certification have the advantage of knowing that the certification process is of world-class quality as the programs have received the highly coveted worldwide recognition offered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  The standard is formerly known as ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024.  The CPP exam is also now administered in over 30 locations outside Canada and the United States and is accepted as the international standard of competency.

ASIS International Certification Program Awarded  SAFETY Act Designation by U.S. Department of Homeland Security :
Alexandria, VA (July 25, 2006) – ASIS International (ASIS), the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide, has been issued a coveted “Designation” for its certification program under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The purpose of the SAFETY Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter manufacturers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing new products that could significantly reduce the risks or effects of terrorist events.

Specifically, the SAFETY Act designation affords ASIS board certified security practitioners—and the organizations they represent—immediate protection from lawsuits involving ASIS certification and the ASIS certification process.  The ASIS certifications are the first to receive this vital benefit of liability protection.