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.
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.
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.
Director of Product MANAGEment
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.