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Jacob Braun

President and Chief Operating Officer, Waka Digital Media Corporation

Jacob BraunJacob K. Braun is president and Chief Operating Officer of Waka Digital Media Corporation, a New England technology and security services practice. Founded in 2003, WakaDigital provides security-focused managed technology services, technical risk management, strategic expertise and consulting to small-to-medium organizations and their service providers, and is focused on organizations with defined regulatory compliance and security requirements.

Braun serves as vice-chair of the CompTIA MSP Partners community, responsible for the launch of the MSP Partners Trustmark credential in 2011, and was named an MVP by Autotask in 2010 for his commitment to educating and helping shape the solution provider channel. He has also been named to the MSPmentor 250 and the SMB Technology Network SMB 150. In 2009, he led his firm to the only 100% perfect score on the CompTIA Security Trustmark business accreditation of industry best practices in technology and business process security controls, further solidifying WakaDigital's expertise and dedication to compliance in the IT security arena.

Braun has grown to be recognized as a trusted and reliable professional, colleague and voice in his industry space, helping shape both public technology initiatives for businesses and IT providers through CompTIA and working closely with leading technology vendors that provide essential technology to end client firms and technology service providers alike. He has served as an expert on information security and provided expert testimony to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the development of 201 CMR 17.00-05, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' data security standard. He is routinely interviewed, sits on panels and consults with various industry organizations, media outlets and publications on security and technology best practices, including engagements and feature segments with CompTIA, the Smaller Business Association of New England, Business Solutions Magazine, Nine Lives Media, ChannelPro-SMB Magazine and Ziff Davis Enterprise.