Select Page

about us

The core of Apcerto’s mobile app security technology was originally developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL). As funded by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), MIT LL designed a Mobile Application Risk Rating Framework (RRF). This defense grade mobile app vetting tool was ultimately incorporated into the DHS Car Wash security framework.

In 2016, Apcerto secured exclusive licensing rights to the RRF and its built-in patented machine learning Bayesian algorithm. Apcerto has since expanded the tool into an app lifecycle orchestration platform, commercialized the technology, and expanded its benefits to both government and commercial sectors.

In August 2017, Apcerto was presented a $1.6M Mobile App Security R&D Cooperative Agreement award from DHS Science and Technology. As one of five project recipients, Apcerto is committed to helping the federal government achieve its goals in continuous validation and threat protection for mobile apps as well as in integrating security throughout the mobile app lifecycle.

Apcerto has worked in conjunction with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to ensure its automated vetting  results are mapped to the NIAP protection profile security criteria, which is mandated by the Department of Defense as minimum security baseline for DOD agencies.

Our Team


Tom Suder

Tom Suder


A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is Founder and CEO of Apcerto, a Mobile DevSecOps company.

Tom is also President & Founder of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC), a non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges and also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.Tom is a two-time recipient of the Federal 100 Awards, a prestigious honor that recognizes government and industry leaders who play pivotal roles in Federal IT.

He has also won the ACT-IAC Industry Contributor of the Year Award, given for outstanding service and dedication to the organization and has been recognized for his leadership on the Advanced Mobility Working Group (AMWG), an influential government/industry committee that helped shape the mobility component of the Digital Government Strategy.

Marika Robertson

Marika Robertson

Director of Operations

With more than a decade of experience in IT and international development in both the public and private sectors and extensive experience in business development, contract and proposal management and marketing and sales, Marika heads up operations for Apcerto.

A native to Estonia, one of the first countries to come under cyber attack, the modern form of hybrid warfare, Marika is passionate about cyber security.

Marika is instrumental in the business’ day to day operations as well as its strategic partnerships and product management.

Michael Bonnette

Michael Bonnette

Director of Product MANAGEment

An accomplished and leading digital technologist, Michael has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the overall digital and IOT landscape.
As a senior architect and thought leader for Palm in the early – mid 2000’s, Michael delivered major application layer innovation for the family of Palm PDA’s and Treo smartphones.  Michael envisioned, designed, and implemented a major new application framework technology that was used as a core pillar in both Palm OS and Linux based devices.  Michael was awarded 2 separate patents for this groundbreaking work.
Michael co-founded a software development company, Avalon Engineering, which worked with major customers such as Apple, JP Morgan, IBM, and Eastman Kodak.  The company worked closely with Apple on the groundbreaking Newton PDA platform.
In addition to Palm and Avalon, Michael has been involved in several iOS startup companies in the Life Sciences space and has performed technical, strategic and product consulting services across several industries.
Bob Shaw

Bob Shaw

Senior Architect

Bob is one of the original lead developers of Apcerto’s core technology – the Risk Rating Framework (RRF) for Android apps at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

A software architect with more than 25 years of experience in both private and government establishments, Bob has served as the technical lead on numerous net centric and cyber situational awareness projects.

Bob is responsible for product development and roadmap.

Contact Apcerto

Ashburn, VA

(571) 310-1905

Leave a message.

12 + 3 =