Chuck has been a leading evangelist for cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors. He has been a featured speaker at numerous events and conferences, has written dozens of articles on cyber tech and policy in publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, The Hill, Federal Times, IT Security Planet, Bizcatalyst360, NextGov, Alien Vault, Gov Tech, Government Security News and many others.Chuck is a pioneer in social media with a global following and has brought significant attention to cyber issues from his frequent posts and commentary on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, FedScoop, and other social media. He also owns and operates several high profile groups on LinkedIn active in cybersecurity and homeland security discussions. He is one of the original “plank holders” at the Department of Homeland Security, worked on Capitol Hill, taught homeland security at Johns Hopkins University and has advised several organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Cyber Resilience Institute,and is a member of the AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee. He also serves as Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technologies Committee, and as a Christian Science Monitor Passcode Influencers Panel member on Information Security. He is on the Board of Advisors for CyberTech, and on the Board of Directors at Bravatek, and the Cyber Resilience Institute. He is an advisor to Inzero Systems, and The Center for Advancing Innovation. He has a BA from DePauw University and an MA from the University of Chicago, and has a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands.
Chuck's thought leadership activities and writings on cybersecurity have helped shape the public policy debate as he is respected in industry, in the Federal Government, academia, global communities, and on Capitol Hill. He has been a force in discussing, advocating, promoting cybersecurity issues across digital media, at events, in professional forums, and with a variety of public policy organizations.Chuck has authored numerous articles focusing on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology innovation for many publications, print and digital.
Chuck brings experience from service in the public sector, academia, and with corporations. He serves on a variety of boards, many of them philanthropic. He brings a substantive knowledge on a broad range of cyber issues and a special expertise of cybersecurity in government that have benefited both the not-for-profit, public, and commercial sectors.
Charles (Chuck) Brooks
CEO ＆ Co-Founder
Summary of Experience and Qualifications:
SENIOR EXECUTIVE: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, MARKETING, DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT, STRATEGIC PARTNERING,ANALYST/INFLUENCER
EXPERT ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DOING BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON.DC
*Named Top Person To Follow on Tech by LinkedIn; Top 1% LinkedIn Profile, 33,000 plus direct followers
*Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year- 2017, 2016
*Received Presidential Appointments for Executive Service by two Presidents of the United States.
*Helped "stand up" Office of Legislative Affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security. Served as first Director of Legislative Affairs at the DHS Science & Technology Directorate.
*Former Adjunct Faculty Johns Hopkins University.
*Former Auxiliary Police Officer.
*Judge; Government Security News Homeland Security Awards 2013,14,15,16, 17
*ACTIVITIES: Chairman New & Emerging Tech Committee of CompTIA. SME to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), ADVISOR Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Technology Partner Network for 2 years), AFCEA CyberSecurity Committee. DIRECTORSHIPS: Serve on several business and not for profit Boards. Expert lectures before The National Academy of Sciences, and US Transportation Command
THOUGHT LEADER, INFLUENCER, TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST IN MEDIA; Featured Writer/Speaker,Blogger: expertise areas include homeland security, cyber security, defense, CBRNE, R & D, science & technology, public/private partnerships, IoT, innovation. Published in FORBES, Huffington Post, InformationWeek, MIT Sloan Blog, Computerworld, Federal Times, NextGov, Government Security News, Cygnus Security Media, Homeland Security Today, The Hill, Biometric Update, CIO Water Cooler, Government Executive, Bizcatalyst360, IT Security Planet, Christian Science Monitor.
CONGRESS: Served as Senior Legislative Staff (foreign affairs, security, tech, business) to Senator Arlen Specter, U.S. Senate.
ACADEMIA: Former Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS).
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERTISE: 5,000 Facebook,on 4,500 Twitter. Co-leader of two top Homeland Security Groups on LI. Run 15 other business, tech LI groups. 30k plus LinkedIn endorsements.