Changing the way you certify.

We established Acumen to change how product certifications are performed. Seeing the state of the certification industry through our unique perspective, Acumen was established. We aim to not only certify your products, but do so in the easiest, fastest and cheapest way possible while maintaining the integrity of the certification efforts. That means not cutting corners but working smartly. It means being able to understand your worldview so that we can adapt to your needs. It means being available when you need us. Most of all it means being a partner in your certification journey rather than running parallel.


Ashit Vora

Laboratory Director and Co-founder

Ashit is the Co-founder and Laboratory Director of Acumen Security. Ashit’s focus areas are Business Development, Strategy and Policy. Before starting Acumen, Ashit led the FIPS and CC certification team at Cisco Systems, Inc. Ashit was responsible for enabling and protecting $2 billion in revenue. While at Cisco, Ashit instrumented changes to increase efficiency and certify more intelligently. Prior to joining Cisco, Ashit was the FIPS laboratory manager at Atlan and SAIC laboratories.

Ashit’s areas of expertise include FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, International crypto certification requirements, cryptography, and networking. He holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelors in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Mumbai (India). Ashit lives in Virginia with his wife and two sons.


Tony Busciglio

Laboratory Manager and Co-founder

Tony is a Co-founder and Laboratory Manager of Acumen Security. Tony is responsible for global operations and execution. Before Acumen, Tony was the certification technical lead at Cisco Systems, responsible for crafting efficient and effective FIPS and CC certifications strategies across Cisco’s wide variety of disparate products. Prior to his time at Cisco, Tony was the FIPS laboratory manager and a senior CC evaluator at COACT, Inc.. Apart from certification of products, Tony has also been involved in influencing requirements for both FIPS and CC through participation in various working groups and technical communities. With Acumen, Tony leverages his experiences as part of both a certification lab and product vendor to provide the customers with the most effective and efficient product certifications.

Tony lives in Maryland with his wife and kids. When not certifying products, Tony can often be found watching the hometown Orioles at Camden Yards. Go O’s!


Ryan Thomas

Laboratory Manager

Ryan is a Laboratory Manager at Acumen Security. His background is in auditing, evaluating and testing IT systems and products to technical security standards and specifications. Ryan has also managed projects and initiatives across a wide variety of industries in both the private and public sectors. Like the rest of the team at Acumen Security, Ryan has a client-first focus. His passion lies in finding efficient ways to meet his client’s product security certification goals.

Ryan. A Canuck, lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, two children and dog Dexter.


Bhavin Kapadia

Director of Operations

Bhavin is Acumen’s Director of Operations in India and the Lab Manager for India CC Lab. Before joining Acumen, Bhavin worked at Capgemini America as a Project Manager managing Reference Data System for a billion-dollar European Investment Bank. Bhavin was responsible to manage a global team and instrumental in smooth delivery of Business and Industry driven changes specifically to CDS asset class. While at Capgemini, Bhavin also managed a global team of technicians to run the HR, Payroll and Online Trade systems of another billion-dollar US Financial Services company.

Bhavin lives in Mumbai with his wife and eight year old daughter.

Ashit Vora

Laboratory Director and Co-founder

Ashit is the Co-founder and Laboratory Director of Acumen Security. Ashit’s focus areas are Business Development, Strategy and Policy. Before starting Acumen, Ashit led the FIPS and CC certification team at Cisco Systems, Inc. Ashit was responsible for enabling and protecting $2 billion in revenue. While at Cisco, Ashit instrumented changes to increase efficiency and certify more intelligently. Prior to joining Cisco, Ashit was the FIPS laboratory manager at Atlan and SAIC laboratories.

Ashit’s areas of expertise include FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, International crypto certification requirements, cryptography, and networking. He holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelors in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Mumbai (India). Ashit lives in Virginia with his wife and two sons.

Tony Busciglio

Laboratory Manager and Co-founder

Tony is a Co-founder and Laboratory Manager of Acumen Security. Tony is responsible for global operations and execution. Before Acumen, Tony was the certification technical lead at Cisco Systems, responsible for crafting efficient and effective FIPS and CC certifications strategies across Cisco’s wide variety of disparate products. Prior to his time at Cisco, Tony was the FIPS laboratory manager and a senior CC evaluator at COACT, Inc.. Apart from certification of products, Tony has also been involved in influencing requirements for both FIPS and CC through participation in various working groups and technical communities. With Acumen, Tony leverages his experiences as part of both a certification lab and product vendor to provide the customers with the most effective and efficient product certifications.

Tony lives in Maryland with his wife and kids. When not certifying products, Tony can often be found watching the hometown Orioles at Camden Yards. Go O’s!

Ryan Thomas

Laboratory Manager

Ryan is a Laboratory Manager at Acumen Security. His background is in auditing, evaluating and testing IT systems and products to technical security standards and specifications. Ryan has also managed projects and initiatives across a wide variety of industries in both the private and public sectors. Like the rest of the team at Acumen Security, Ryan has a client-first focus. His passion lies in finding efficient ways to meet his client’s product security certification goals.

Ryan. A Canuck, lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, two children and dog Dexter.

Bhavin Kapadia

Director of Operations

Bhavin is Acumen’s Director of Operations in India and the Lab Manager for India CC Lab. Before joining Acumen, Bhavin worked at Capgemini America as a Project Manager managing Reference Data System for a billion-dollar European Investment Bank. Bhavin was responsible to manage a global team and instrumental in smooth delivery of Business and Industry driven changes specifically to CDS asset class. While at Capgemini, Bhavin also managed a global team of technicians to run the HR, Payroll and Online Trade systems of another billion-dollar US Financial Services company.

Bhavin lives in Mumbai with his wife and eight year old daughter.