Grand ISS Continues to Focus on Global Counterfeiting; CEO Delivers Speech at the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition

January 28, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
St, Petersburg, FL – January 28, 2010 – This month, ITS industry professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando, Florida for the opening of the 2010 BICSI conference season. BICSI, a leading professional association headquartered in Tampa, FL with membership that spans 140 countries, supports the ITS industry with information, education and knowledge assessment; ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data and video technologies. Ralph V. Frasca, Jr., CEO of Grand ISS was one of the event's featured speakers. He addressed the issue of corporate anti-counterfeiting solutions for suppression and abatement.

"Being given the occasion to speak on this critical subject comes at a time of heightened concern to industry worldwide," said Mr. Frasca. "Today's tough economic conditions are certainly exacerbated by the escalating costs of counterfeiting and piracy."

Grand ISS offers dedicated initiatives to develop and raise awareness around solutions that detect, respond, and deter product counterfeiting as part of its overall commitment to manage the complexities of risk worldwide.

"An important element of my message is to emphasize the importance of corporate awareness and the necessity for a strong commitment from business leaders," said Mr. Frasca. "As the problem increases in scope and sophistication, enhanced enforcement tools are crucial for detection, identification, evidence gathering and forensic analysis, prosecution, and mitigation of these infringements." He also noted that engaging investigative firms with specialized tools for enforcement has proven to be one of the most effective cooperative remedies used by businesses to combat product counterfeiting.

"Grand ISS, for one, has worked hard to devise innovative solutions… as well as build on strategies in place… to help the business community effectively tackle this growing area of concern," said Mr. Frasca. "We stand ready to work alongside business leaders who are vested with the responsibility to act on matters of counterfeiting and secure product integrity."

LT. General Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Ret), Grand ISS Chairman added, "By upgrading enforcement measures and implementing focused strategies, businesses can effectively contain and significantly reduce counterfeiting incidences which are costing billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, and posing health and safety risks to consumers."

Grand ISS offers C.A.T. (Counterfeit Abatement Team) and the R.A.I.D. (Rapid Assessment of Infringement and Diversioning) program as part of its global counterfeiting initiative.

Grand ISS is a global solutions provider delivering integrated services in the core areas of security, risk management consultancy, private intelligence and investigatory forensics. The company serves the interests of commercial, government, and private clients by offering structured solutions that meet individualized specifications. With a worldwide network of 2,600 special security operatives, 5,000 former law enforcement personnel, and over 3,700 forensic scientists, engineers and technicians located in research centers around the globe, Grand ISS effectively performs to improve efficiencies and extend capacity to assist clients reduce exposure to all types of risk, as well as facilitate the successful resolution of investigation and litigation matters. Grand ISS is co-located in St. Petersburg, Florida and Swindon, England. For more information, call 727.797.6545 or visit online at