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CHUCK BROOKS

Brooks Consulting International

Founder

Chuck Brooks is a globally recognized thought leader and evangelist for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. 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 been a featured writer/influencer for IBM, AT&T, Xerox, General Dynamics Mission System, and others.

In government, Chuck received two senior Presidential appointments. Under President George W. Bush Chuck was appointed to The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He also was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of Voice of America under President Reagan. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. In local government he also worked as an Auxiliary Police officer for Arlington, Virginia.

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 media, has published more than 180 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology issues. He has 62,000 followers on LinkedIn and runs a dozen LI groups, including the two largest in homeland security. He also has an extensive Twitter following. Chuck has keynoted dozens of conferences and been a frequent speaker at high profile events, including addressing the G20 on energy cybersecurity in 2020.

In academia, Chuck is Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University’s Graduate Applied Intelligence Program and the Graduate Cybersecurity Risk Management Program where he teaches courses on risk management, emerging technologies, 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. Chuck 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.

Chuck’s professional industry affiliations include being a member of the August USA Chapter of EC-Council Global Advisory Board for TVM (Threat and Vulnerability Management), EC-Council is the world's largest body in cybersecurity training and certifications. He is on the MIT Technology Review Advisory Global Panel, a member of The AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee, and as member of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Working Group. Some of Chuck’s other activities include being a 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), as a featured presenter at USTRANSCOM on cybersecurity threats to transportation, as a featured presenter to the FBI and the National Academy of Sciences on Life Sciences Cybersecurity. He is an Advisory Board Member for The Quantum Security Alliance, and a member of the CyberAvengers, a group that promotes safe Cyber-hygiene. Chuck was also appointed as a Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was the Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technology Committee, and he has served as the lead Judge for the 2014,15,16, and 17 Government Security News Homeland Security News Awards evaluating top security technologies.

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