Chuck Brooks, Co-Founder, Chief Evangelist Officer, Strategic Technology Evangelist, and Senior Cyber Security Advisor.
Chuck Brooks a globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for Cybersecurity. LinkedIn named Chuck as one of "The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn." He was named by Thompson Reuters as a "Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance," and by IFSEC as the "#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer." He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for "The Network" at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and a Contributor to FORBES. He has also been featured author in technology and cybersecurity blogs by IBM, AT&T, Cylance, and many others. He has an extensive policy and technology background both in the public and private sectors.
In government, Chuck has served at The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in legislative leadership roles at The Science & Technology Directorate, the Domestic Nuclear Defense Organization, and FEMA. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues.
He currently serves as subject Matter Expert to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), a Department of Defense (DOD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).
In industry, Chuck has served in senior executive roles for General Dynamics as the Principal Market Growth Strategist for Cyber Systems, at Xerox as Vice President & Client Executive for Homeland Security, for Rapiscan and Vice President of R & D, for SRA as Vice President of Government Relations, and for Sutherland as Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations.
In academia, Chuck is Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University's Applied Intelligence Program and graduate Cybersecurity Programs where he teaches courses on risk management, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a graduate course on homeland security for two years. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law. In media, Chuck is the featured Homeland Security contributor for Federal Times, featured cybersecurity contributor for High Performance Counsel on cybersecurity, and an advisor and contributor to Cognitive World, a leading publication on artificial intelligence. He has also appeared in Forbes and Huffington Post and has published more than 180 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology issues. He has 59,000 followers on LinkedIn and runs a dozen LI groups, including the two largest in homeland security.