Tuesday morning I saw a combination of ribbons on an HL7 Member's badge that I found stunning. They were "First Time Attendee" and "Co-chair". When I asked further, I discovered that this person was a new co-chair of perhaps the most technically challenging, and also difficult collection (which is a compliment, not a critique) of people to manage. The Security Workgroup is relatively small, but contains some of the top names in Health IT Security, and has always been a very challenging place to engage. I leave that to my colleague John Moehrke, who has much more experience in this area. I know enough about security to know that I'd rather defer to seasoned experts that to try to do it myself.
So this combination of badges deserves special recognition, because while it takes guts as an HL7 first-timer to join the Security workgroup, it takes even more than that be willing to co-chair the group. An extra special thanks and here we go ...
This certifies that
Alexander Mense of HL7 Austria
Has hereby been recognized for for having the guts to take on a role as cochair of the HL7 Security Workgroup