Chuck Brooks, a recognized global cybersecurity expert, Faculty at Georgetown University, and named by LinkedIn as one of the “Top 5 People to Follow on Tech” announces firm focused on strategy, branding, and government relations
ARLINGTON, VA, March 20, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Chuck Brooks, a globally recognized expert on cybersecurity, risk management, and emerging technologies, has announced formation of a new consulting firm, Brooks Consulting International.
Chuck’s thought leadership writings on cybersecurity and emerging tech have helped shape the public policy debate as he is respected in industry, in the Federal Government, academia, and on Capitol Hill. He has been a featured author in technology and cybersecurity blogs by IBM, AT&T, Cylance, and a force in discussing, advocating, promoting cybersecurity issues across digital media, at events, in professional forums, and with a variety of public policy organizations.
LinkedIn named Chuck as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn out of their 650 million members.” 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.
Chuck was named by Oncon in 2019 “Top Global Top 50 Marketer” by his peers across industry. He was also named winner of Cybersecurity Marketer of The Year at the 2016 and 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards that recognizes the very best in leadership, excellence and innovation in today’s cybersecurity
As a senior executive in government relations, marketing, and management, Chuck brings a unique experience from service in the public sector, academia, and industry. He serves on a variety of boards, many of them philanthropic. He served in executive roles for top public companies, including General Dynamics Mission Systems, Xerox, SRA, and Rapiscan. He currently serves as Brand Ambassador for The Cybersecurity Collaborative, a CISO Peer-to Peer organization led by many Fortune 100 cybersecurity leaders and as an Executive Advisor to PCi Tec, a HUBZONE, Women Owned Small Business.
In government, Chuck has 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.
Dexter Ingram, Senior Advisor to Interpol, said the following about Chuck “he is a consummate professional who has a deep understanding of the issues, process, and people involved in the world of homeland security and Law enforcement. His breadth of experience derived from working on The Hill, in government, in academia, in industry, and with the media make him truly unique.”
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.
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 the Quantum Security Alliance, and a member of the CyberAvengers, a group that promotes safe Cyber-hygiene. Chuck was also appointed and served as a Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Stephane Nappo, 2018 Global CISO of the Year wrote that Chuck is a “Brilliant Strategist, technologist and thought leader in cybersecurity and emerging technologies, Chuck is a rare talent among the high-stature technology executives. He is not only a renowned social media influencer to follow, but also the expert you can rely on and listen confidently. Chuck’s multidisciplinary experience enables him to speak about strategic and operational aspects of business, technology and cybersecurity in an integrated way. Equally comfortable in writing for the press and public speaking, Chuck is an outstanding communicator, a clear thinker, and an empowering reliable peer and colleague. I express my sincerest gratitude and extend him my unreserved recommendation.”
Brooks Consulting International is a Government Relations & Marketing firm providing Digital Branding, Strategic Partnering, Business Development and Subject Matter Expertise, Strategy, and Thought Leadership in the areas of: Cybersecurity, Homeland Security, and Security, Emerging Technologies such as Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things, and International Government Relations, Marketing and Branding
For more information on Brooks Consulting International contact: [email protected]
Please connect with Chuck on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckbrooks
And on Twitter: @ChuckDBrooks
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