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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Can We Talk?

Here I offer up some of my views as to what constitutes an effective Cyber Security Program.  Certainly not the only Point of View out there, but it is mine and so I get to publish it on my blog!

Can We Talk?

More to follow...

Braun Tacon 

2:38 pm pdt 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

19 Days in...

Today marks my nineteenth day as ISO for the City of Vancouver.  To say that I'm highly pleased so far would be an understatement.  A wonderful organization staffed by equally wonderful people.

More to follow...

Braun Tacon 

12:56 pm pdt 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Today begins a new stage of my life

Today, after a long screening process, I was officially confirmed as the new Information Security Officer (ISO) for the City of Vancouver Washington.

I am blessed, honored, and excited to have this opportunity. This role fits right into my sweet spot, and I know I am going to enjoy every minute.

More to follow...

Braun Tacon 

8:34 pm pst 

Friday, January 6, 2017

HNY 2017...Third Time's A Charm!

Howdy!  Well it's been almost yet ANOTHER year since I posted my thoughts on BraunsBlog.  My 2017 resolution is for that to change and resume regular blogging. 

2016 passed in a frenzy and I can't say I'm not glad it is over!  Lots of Change, Chaos, and Opportunities.  In the last quarter of 2016 I got the opportunity to get fully immersed in all things HIPAA and HIPAA Compliance in a ninety day force feed.  Not hard really, you just have to learn the lingo and the control requirements.  2017 is going to be a banner year for HIPAA enforcement and fines.  My thoughts can be downloaded here: HIPAA Audit - Don't Just Bet the Odds 

More to follow...

Braun Tacon 

11:28 am pst 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Back again, only this time for a bit longer

Wow...it's been over two years since I posted last!  I've been quite busy and distracted, what with running our family coffee house (sold in May, 2015) and my current role as ITSM Architect at Vesta Corporation, effective Jan 5th 2015.

I've been focused and busy at Vesta.  Give me a couple of days and I'll share some of what I've been up to.

One thing that has changed is that I'm no longer teaching.  It was time to start "doing" rather than "teaching" :-).

More to follow...

Braun Tacon 

12:51 pm pst 

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BraunsBlog...Random musings on specific topics.  The central themes will be ITIL V.3, Information Security, and other sundry ITSM topics.  That said, there are many more things in this world on which to opine, so don't be surprised if I do now and then.

About me...Braun Tacon, Portland Oregon.  Husband, father, aviator and former Air Traffic Controller with over 20 years experience in the Information Technology and IT Service Management field, the last thirteen years of which having been spent at a Fortune 500 in the Pacific Northwest. 

Professional background and certifications include Aviation Management, Education, Systems Management, Information Security and Process, Standards and Quality Management.  Always delivered with a strong focus on ITIL and similar Process Improvement Frameworks such as LEAN, SixSigma and TQM (Thank you Mr. Deming!).

Hobbies include reading, writing, and even the occasional Karaoke contest!

All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Contact me...

Questions?  Comments?  Suggestions?  You may contact me at btacon@BraunsBlog.com.

BraunsBlog - 99 and 44 one hundredth percent pure ITIL...66 one hundredth percent pure Braun

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