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Richard J. Heffernan; CPP

Richard J. Heffernan; CPP

Richard J. Heffernan; CPP

Security Analyst
Management Consultant
Certified Protection Professional


Richard J. Heffernan; CPP; is the President of R. J. Heffernan Associates Inc. based in Branford, Connecticut and is a member of the Advisory Board at the World Institute for Security Enhancement. He is an internationally respected management consultant for corporations, institutions & government with over twenty five years experience. Mr. Heffernan holds the Certified Protection Professional Designation (CPP) from the American Society for Industrial Security (A.S.I.S.). He is a recognized expert in the Prevention of Business Espionage including Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) as well as specializing in risk analysis, program design, development and implementation of security solutions concerning the protection of People, Property, Information and Communications.

A member and past Chairman of the National Standing Committee on Safeguarding Proprietary Information of the American Society for Industrial Security. He is the originator and co-author of three industry surveys including the Trends in Intellectual Property Loss, Special Report (ASIS, March 1996). This work is extremely quoted in the President’s 1996 Report to Congress on Economic & Industrial Espionage. He had served as a consultant on National Security Affairs to the FBI National Security Division and as a member of the Industry Council for the National Counter Intelligence Center (NACIC). The recipient of several citations and awards including the A.S.I.S President’s Award, FBI Director Freeh has cited Mr. Heffernan for his continuing work with the intelligence community to improve the security awareness level of senior business executives. He has at the request of ASIS, testified before The United States House Judiciary Sub-Committee on Crime concerning the extent of economic and industrial espionage and the need for new federal legislation concerning protection of trade secrets.