Our Team

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.

Experienced Team

Holistic Approach

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 Risk Management & Audit

CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CTPRP, Security+, CRISC, GSEC, GCCC, SSA, CISA, ISO27001:2013

Incident Response

GCIH, GCIA, GCFE

Penetration Testing

OSCP, OSCE, CEH, GWAPT, GPEN, GXPN, ECSA

IT & Business Continuity

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

Privacy

CIPT, CIPP, CIPM

Business

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

OUR TEAM

Raj Bakhru, CISSP, CFA
Partner

Marc Lotti, CGEIT, PMP
Partner

Michael Pappacena
Partner

Askari Foy, CPA, CFE
Managing Director

Kris Lau, CISM
Managing Director

Chad Neale, ISO, GCFE
Managing Director

James Tedman
Managing Director

Henry Lindemann
Director

Alex Scheinman, PhD
Director

Steven Littleson
Director

Raana Tivnan
Senior Principal Consultant

Christine Tetherly-Lewis
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:

Financial Services

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Energy (Oil and Gas)

Tech

Consumer

JOIN OVER 300 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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