About ACA Aponix

About ACA Aponix

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ACA Aponix provides cybersecurity and technology risk assessments, data privacy compliance, vendor and M&A diligence services, network testing, and advisory services for companies of all sizes. Our team of highly experienced technologists combines expertise across the breadth of cybersecurity and information technology. Our award-winning solutions are designed to help firms uncover risks and identify deficiencies in their cybersecurity policies, procedures, and controls.

Who We Are

 

Our team consists of senior technologists who have started in the technology trenches, many growing into technology leaders at organizations ranging from small to large hedge funds, bulge-bracket banks, and technology services providers for the financial services sector.

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Experienced Team

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Holistic Approach

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Thought Leaders

Our Certifications

 

ACA Aponix staff maintain or have held the following relevant certifications around cybersecurity risk management, incident response, penetration testing, information security, IT governance, privacy, and business. Additionally, select ACA Aponix staff maintain U.S. military security clearance.

Cybersecurity

CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO27001:2013, CGEIT, CRISC, CTPRP, Security+, OSCE, OSCP, CEH, GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GCCC, GCIH, GCIA, ECSA, SSA, CREST CPSA

 

Privacy

CIPM, CIPP, CIPT

 

IT & Business Continuity

A+, CCA, CNE, CCNA, CCNP, CSPO, ISO22301:2013, MCSA, MCSE, MSCP, Network+

Business

CFA, CM&AA, GSLC, JD, MBA, PhD, PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt

 

Our Team

Raj Bakhru

Raj Bakhru, CISSP, CFA
Partner

Marc Lotti

Marc Lotti, CGEIT, PMP
Partner

Chad Neale

Chad Neale, ISO, GCFE
Partner

Mike Pappacena

Michael Pappacena
Partner

James Tedman

James Tedman
Partner

Askari Foy

Askari Foy, CPA, CFE
Managing Director

Kris Lau

Kris Lau, CISM
Managing Director

Henry Lindemann

Henry Lindemann
Managing Director

Alex Scheinman

Alex Scheinman, PhD
Director

Dave Asher

Dave Asher
Director

Raana Tivnan

Raana Tivnan
Senior Principal Consultant

Christine Tetherly-Lewis

Christine Tetherly-Lewis
Senior Principal Consultant

Our History

 

Aponix was founded in June 2014 to fill the market gap of holistic, independent technology risk assessments for financial firms. Its name is derived from the Greek word "Aponia", the philosophy that happiness is freedom from pain.

Aponix joined the ACA Compliance Group umbrella to form ACA Aponix in February 2015. ACA brings regulatory compliance expertise and a brand-name to the Aponix offering. ACA appreciated Aponix's ability to perform holistic assessments, looking beyond just the network perimeter.

What We Do

 

We deliver award-winning proprietary technology and tailored solutions to meet your firm’s unique needs. We approach technology risk holistically, viewing cybersecurity as one important element of a range of technology risk domains. Many view cybersecurity as focused on solely the network firewall, when in fact our experience and research evidences that most cybersecurity risk surfaces elsewhere. For this reason, a penetration and/or vulnerability test alone is not sufficient to capture a firm’s risk profile. Our goal is to identify the root cause of issues such that security is not confined to a single point-in-time. Ongoing network testing helps provide further assurance beyond what traditional penetration testing provides.

Who We Work With

 

We work with companies of all sizes from across the following industries:

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Financial Services

healthcare

Healthcare

manufacturing

Manufacturing

energy oil and gas

Energy (Oil and Gas)

technology

Tech

consumer

Consumer

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Join over 650 companies who have chosen ACA APONIX
to help protect their assets and reputation.

 

We can help with your company's security assessments, network testing, policy and plan development, phishing testing, training, vendor reviews, and M&A diligence.

 

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