ASRA staff members have a long service record and history of leadership in the security community. The senior consultants each have over thirty years of experience within the security industry, including security management and major security project design achievements. Each team member has extensive, proven field experience and a long-standing commitment of excellence to the Security Community. ASRA teams have designed, managed and completed a wide range of major projects in the Electronic Security domain including Government, Military and Commercial undertakings.
Our strengths lie in the diversity of our associates and their track record at delivering successful results to mitigate and resolve a broad spectrum of security challenges. ASRA can deliver comprehensive assistance to our clients, whether the task is a Threat Risk Assessment , a web-enabled Emergency Response Plan , or a high-threat site security management system . We are different from the rest. Our core philosophy is to apply Standards based approaches to assessment and solutions delivery that is unmatched in the Industry. In contrast, others rely on rewriting reports founded on tired and dated methods. Our approach transfers current industry knowledge and Standards for the benefit of the client thus achieving up to date, flexible, stable, and cost effective solutions.
Senior Systems Analyst
Eduardo De Diego has over 30 years of professional experience in Security Technology planning, design, project management, technology training and implementation. Mr. De Diego has designed, budgeted, planned and managed projects and systems integration with individual project values up to $6 Million (Cdn). The client base has included National Defence, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Revenue Canada, National Archives, PWGSC, Bank of Canada, Royal Mint, National Museums Corporation, Canadian International Paper, DOFASCO, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy with projects from coast to coast in Canada as well as overseas projects. Ed has participated in over 50 technologies related courses covering systems integration, intrusion detection systems, access control systems design, CCTV systems design, Fire system design, project management and security administration. Ed has been the recipient of numerous professional awards including an "Outstanding Contribution" Award from the RCMP. Presently cleared to "Secret" with PSEPC and the RCMP, Ed is a member of the CSIS and ASIS professional security associations. Service in English, French and Spanish is available.
Sarah M. Hood, B.A., Sarah's professional experience includes 10 years of project management specialization in the high technology and security industries. Her background includes experience in software development strategies, applied risk management and mitigation skills, management of long-term, complex, global projects involving multiple levels of management and line positions. She has experience with the following facets of project management; scope, integration, planning, scheduling, quality, communications, risk, resource management, training and documentation. Sarah has worked with project teams in multiple countries to achieve management goals and deadlines. Education includes a BA ('96) from Carleton University, post-graduate work towards an MBA, and numerous project management courses. In addition, professional recognition and corporate rewards have validated her exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
Senior Systems Engineer
Grant Lagimodiere, P.Eng. is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario and Saskatchewan with over 25 years of experience in Electronic Security and Automation technology assessment, technical design, project management, implementation and commissioning. Mr. Lagimodiere was the co-founder of a Canadian corporation responsible for the design and installation of several of Canada’s largest and highly integrated Justice Facility Security System projects. Grant has budgeted, designed, planned and managed security projects and systems integrations with individual project values exceeding $3 million. Sub-specialties include security assessment and design for detention-grade security systems and Command Centers for Federal, Provincial and Municipal Corrections Facilities, secure Psychiatric Facilities and Courthouses. Also included in the project portfolio are automation and control systems for uranium mines, metal mines, potash mines, coal mines, hydroelectric power plants, chemical plants, food & beverage processors, and water/wastewater treatment plants. The client base has included Correctional Services Canada, Department of National Defence, Infrastructure Ontario, Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Law Courts, Calgary Law Courts, Cornwall Courthouse, Pembroke Courthouse, The Royal Canadian Mint, Saskatchewan Justice, Cameco (Uranium), Areva (Cogema Resources), Cominco Metals, PotashCorp, SaskPower, British Petroleum, SaskTel, SaskEnergy, and SaskWater.
Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist
Eric Jacksch is a seasoned Information Technology Security practitioner with over 11 years of professional experience in physical security, intelligence, and investigations. His expertise includes corporate information security vision and architecture development, security audits, Threat and Risk Assessments (TRA), penetration testing, security design reviews, encryption systems, public key infrastructures (PKI), wireless network security, security integration, and software development. He has provided services to clients in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has experience in the financial services, manufacturing, and government sectors. Eric studied Criminology at Carleton University, holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation, and is a member of IEEE and AFCEA.
Architectural Hardware Consultant
Mike Jarvis, AHC, is a specialist with over 20 years experience in and knowledge of security locking hardware and structural design for building portals. Mikes’ extensive industry experience includes commercial, institutional and detention hardware systems. These systems include air locking systems, electrical and electronic locking systems, detention doors, frames and related institutional hardware, locking and keying systems, code compliance issues and bidding requirements. Mike is a certified Accredited Hardware Consultant.
Nicholas Henry has over 8 years experience in software design and development, including training and practice in the arts. He embodies a unique skill base required by the multi-disciplinary role of an Information Architect -- a role that requires him to be responsible for defining the functionality, content and structural requirements of customized Web solutions. Nicholas has worked with a number of organizations from various domains including: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (Education), Zim Technologies (Database and Application Development), Real Ontario (Tourism), BTI (Photonics), Tyco Healthcare (Healthcare), Coredge Software (Knowledge Management), and IS2 Research (Healthcare). In working with these organizations, Nicholas has gained a range of experience in managing the entire creative process, from requirements definition to development. Using a highly structured approach, Nicholas applies processes and detailed knowledge to achieve the client's goals. His passion for the arts and sciences is reflected in his training. He holds both a Diploma in Art and Creativity and an Advanced Certificate in Business Computing, awarded with distinction.
Sandy Kong studied Architectural Technology at Algonquin College. She brings with her extensive practical and direct experience within the design and drawing production field involving AutoCAD. She has provided drafting services detailing alterations, repairs, and additions to new and existing portfolio buildings. Sandy has illustrated security and construction details on security and architectural projects including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, RCMP, Pulse Canada Ltd, the World Exchange Plaza, Brockville Correctional Facility, Queensway Carleton Hospital, and the Justice Building. In addition, Sandy possesses applicable knowledge of current building codes. Service in English and French is available.
May Monsour is presently assigned as Office Manager for ASRA. May's duties include security proposal preparation, report preparation, project coordination and maintenance of the contact management and accounting systems. Ms. Monsour is a graduate of the Algonquin College Business Management Program and is enrolled in the Canadian Securities Programme part-time.
CASE STUDY #1
Canadian Museum of Civilization: CARDKEY PASS 208 Access control system technical review, assembly of mid-life summary and options, report to management with recommendations.
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