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Chuck Brooks, GSN awards judge, nominated for cybersecurity award
Chuck Brooks is a familiar name for Government Security News readers. He has been involved as a judge for the past four years in our Annual Homeland Security Awards and is widely recognized in the homeland security community for his expertise. Chuck has just been nominated “2017 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year” at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards and we are excited to share the news.
Chuck's thought leadership writings on cybersecurity 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 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 such publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, The Hill, Alien Vault, InformationWeek, MIT Sloan Blog, Computerworld, Federal Times, NextGov,IT Security Planet, CIO Watercooler, Bizcatalyst360, Gov Tech, The CyberWire, and our own Government Security News. 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.
Chuck serves a Vice President of Government Relations & marketing for Sutherland Government Solutions. He 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 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 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. In academia, he has a BA from DePauw University and an MA from the University of Chicago. He also was Adjunct Faculty and taught homeland security at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) for two years.
Praise for Chuck’s expertise on cybersecurity and homeland security matters is widespread. Some examples already on his nomination form include: