Mr James A. (The Drone Guy) Acevedo, CPP


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Security, Security Consulting and Investigations is a dynamic and forever changing environment. Understanding that RISK is a combination of THREAT, VULNERABILITY and CONSEQUENCES keeps one on their toes because you never know when things will change. The secret to having effective security is a combination of Deterrence, Detection, Delay and Response. There is no “voodoo magic” or “silver bullet”. I have been involved in investigations and security consulting for more than 20 years. I have been designated a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS. During my career, I have conducted hundreds of investigations and security consulting projects around the world. I have had the honor and privilege to have worked in more than forty plus countries and nearly every state within the United States including Alaska. I was a part of the core team that conducted the security and vulnerability assessments for the entire City and County of Denver post September 9/11. I have been trained in the Sandia Laboratory Risk Assessment Methodologies. Using that training I gained special expertise in assessing critical infrastructure security for utilities including water/waste water systems, power companies sub-stations, black start generation stations and non-nuclear power plants (NERC CIP Standards). I have developed considerable expertise in the United States Customs Border Protection (CBP) program Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), ISO 28000 and various Supply Chain Security Programs. Finally, combining my passion for Aviation Engineering and Security, I have for the last six years been endeavoring to understand and evaluate how unmanned systems (land, sea and air) will impact security. I have spoken at several events including various ASIS International Seminars. I have written a number of articles on the subject. I am considered a subject matter expert with regard to Unmanned Systems both as a potential solution and as a threat.