Robert Former

CISO / VP of Security

As chief information security officer and vice president of security, Robert Former leads the governance, risk, compliance and security practices at Acquia. Robert has most recently held roles at Pegasystems as senior director of compliance and at HP/HPE/Micro Focus as senior manager of compliance. Previous experience includes network engineering and architecture, security operations center management, network penetration testing, IoT security testing, and PCI QSA auditor.  

Robert brings 20+ years of network infrastructure, information security, compliance and audit leadership to Acquia. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications and is experienced in the application of FedRAMP, ITAR, HiTrust, HIPAA, GDPR, CSA, SOC-2, ISO 27001, and PCI-DSS in both data center and cloud environments.