About me in short
Branden has nearly two decades of experience in technology and information security with a formidable background in the majority of the technologies that drive today’s businesses. After spending the first several years of his career working with education institutions and internet service providers to secure their infrastructures, Branden co-founded and sold an IT consulting business. He continued in this entrepreneurial spirit and worked with several of the buyer’s portfolio companies to enable secure growth of their business. Branden has practical experience working with global clients in multiple verticals and is known for creating innovative solutions to challenging problems.
Branden has current, extensive experience in a number of popular server platforms, and further experience in other operating systems including Mainframe (z/OS) and OS X. From a networking perspective, Branden has experience with many of the major networking players as well as practical deployments of infrastructure to promote efficiency and order where cost and chaos normally exists.
Branden is a Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Dallas’s Graduate School of Management where he taught in their NSA Certified Information Assurance program. He publishes regularly and co-authored multiple books on PCI Compliance. He has a BBA in Marketing, an MBA in Supply Chain Management & Market Logistics, and a Doctor of Business Administration in Business Intelligence. His dissertation is titled The Digitization of Business: The Effect of E-Commerce Strategies on Revenue Growth in Retail Companies; available via ProQuest.
When he is not on the road or looking for a great brewpub, he resides in Flower Mound, Texas.
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