ERII Member Profile 


Art Lesser

ERII Membership Type:

Full Member



State, Province, Country:

California, USA





TSCM Experience:

ARTHUR LESSER: President of Merit Security, Mr. Lesser has worked in the field of security, electronics and communications since 1975. Relocated to Northern California in 1985 and shortly thereafter founded Merit Security in Redwood City, CA.

Merit is one of the few companies professionally providing Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) De-bugging sweeps for startups to Fortune 100 companies, for VIP’s and hi-profile individuals as well as private residences, transportation vehicles and aircraft. Merit Security provides security consulting and investigations to protect assets, control privacy, confidential and proprietary information and security.

Mr. Lesser has been interviewed on radio and television and has been quoted and published in several local publications as well as the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Lesser has been called upon as an expert witness providing information and testimony on communications and security.


Education & Training:

ERII, Espionage Research Institute International – Ross Countermeasures Training – REI, Research Electronics International – Jarvis Incorporated – POST, Police Officers Standards and Training – Redwood City Police Department Citizens Academy – FBI Citizens Academy – HTCIA, High Technology Investigation Association – California Licensed Investigators


Trade Organizations & Memberships:

ERII – Espionage Research Institute International
ASIS – American Society for Industrial Security
HTCIA – High Technology Investigation Association
CFE — Certified Fraud Examiners
CALI – California Association of Licensed Investigators
FBI Citizens Academy
San Mateo Sheriff’s Office (MSAR)
Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office (SAB)
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County
OSAC – Overseas Security Advisory Council


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