Shelomo Alfassa, MPA, CEDP
Emergency Mgmt. / Homeland Security Analyst
Shelomo Alfassa is a founding employee of VIRSIG; he is VIRSIG’s Director of Communications.
Shelomo is our resident Emergency Management and Homeland Security professional, who is a former Deputy Commander of a DHS/FEMA national emergency response team. He's an active member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s First Responder Group, part of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, and he represents VIRSIG as a secure member of the FBI InfraGard Program.
In 2017, his contributions at VIRSIG were recognized nationally when he was honored as 'Communications Professional of the Year' and won a Silver Medal from the American Business Awards. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, and has 25+ years public safety experience. Today, he contributes his extra time as Division Public Affairs Officer—a uniformed member of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Shelomo is certified as as a Certified Emergency Disaster Professional (CEDP). He also has certifications as a federal Facilities Security Officer (FSO) and Occupational Safety and Health Specialist (OSHS). He's an active Member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, and has passed the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) examination.
He is an active member in good standing on the ASTM International’s ‘Homeland Security Applications’ Committee and serves on the Subcommittee that develops standards to address operational security controls. All standards developed by this Subcommittee are intended for use by the collective security industry, including private sector contractors and applicable federal government agencies. Areas of relevance of this Subcommittee include: secured credentials and biometrics for access control devices; access control; video, audio, and other monitoring, including CCTV; intrusion detection and control; and integrated operational security system control systems.
He holds a BA degree in Homeland Security and a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from American Public University. He also attended Harvard Business School where he earned a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy.