Is Common Criteria the New FIPS 140? (C13a) Tony is Acumen Security’s Co-founder and Laboratory Director. Prior to Acumen, Tony was a member of the Cisco certification team guiding product through both FIPS 140 and Common Criteria certifications. Before Cisco, Tony was both a Common Criteria Evaluator and CSTL Manager. With Acumen, Tony leverages his experiences as part of both a certification lab and product vendor to provide to provide the customers with the most effective and efficient product certifications.