Advisory Board

Chuck Brooks, M.A.

Chuck Brooks is President of Brooks Consulting International and a globally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies. He is also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Applied Intelligence Program and Graduate Cybersecurity Risk Management Program where he teaches courses on risk management, homeland security technologies, and cybersecurity.

Chuck is also Subject Matter Expert for The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) and Associate Partner at Blackhawk Partners.

Chuck is a thought leader, speaker, and writer for cybersecurity. His varied security experience is evident in what he publishes. From aviation to the public sector, government to science, his posts take on the multifaceted aspects of cyber security relating to industries/verticals, homeland issues, and next-gen technology.

Through his Consulting Company, Chuck consults for Fortune 1000 Clients, organizations, small businesses, and startups. He regularly speaks at events including AT&T, IBM, Intel, Blackberry/Cylance, Xerox, General Dynamics, Tripwire, and others.

He received Presidential Appointments for Executive Service from two US Presidents. In 1986, he was appointed by President Reagan to serve as Assistant to the Director at Voice of America. Under President George W. Bush, Chuck was appointed to serve as the first Director of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate between 2003 and 2007. He also served as Senior Legislative Staff on foreign affairs, security, and tech to Senator Arlen Specter in the U.S. Senate for 6 years between 1988 and 1994.

Chuck is former Technology Partner Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he was invited advisor in 2015.

He is EC-Council Global Advisory Board member, MIT Technology Review Advisory Panelist, Cyber Start-Up Observatory Hall of Fame member, and Judge at Homeland Security Awards.

He is Contributing Writer on Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies at Forbes and for The Washington Post, both since 2018. Read his A Cybersecurity Checklist For 2021: 6 Ways To Help You Protect Yourself In Coming Year and follow his Forbes contributions. Read For Cybersecurity Awareness Month (and Halloween) – Some Scary Cyber Threat Stats and The Search For Extraterrestrial Life, UFOS, And Our Future.

At The Washington Post, he is the Contributing Cyber Panel Expert for the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter breaking down the latest news on the politics and policy of cybersecurity. The newsletter, delivered every weekday morning, leads with original reporting from cybersecurity reporter Derek Hawkins, delving into key issues like election security, major hacks, encryption, and the debate around electronic surveillance.

Previously, Chuck was Featured Contributor on Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Issues for Federal Times, between 2014 and 2022.

Since 2020, Chuck has been with Executive Mosaic, where he works as GovCon Expert with extensive experience and knowledge of the latest strategies, initiatives, and challenges happening within the U.S. federal government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and across all service branches of the U.S. military and industry.

Chuck was chosen as Top 5: Executives to Watch in GovCon Cybersecurity by The Potomac Officers Club, a division of Executive Mosaic. Read GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Security by Design Needed to Safeguard Energy Infrastructure From Cyber Attacks and Chuck Brooks: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce.

Chuck has been Visiting Editor for Homeland Security Today Magazine since 2018 and Featured Contributor on Cybersecurity for High Performance Counsel and Member at The #CyberAvenegers since 2017.

Read Test and Verify That Cybersecurity Products Can Protect Critical Infrastructure.

Chuck is also Quantum IOT Vice-Chair and serves as the Quantum Security Alliance Chair for IoT.

Currently, he is on the Inner Circle CISO Advisory Team at CyberTheory, Advisory Board Member at WBAF Angel Investment Fund, Cardinal Point Strategies, CyberTECH, and AppGuard, Strategic Advisor for VIBE Cybersecurity International and Company Alarm, Executive Cybersecurity Advisor at PCi Tec, and Board of Director Member at Bravatek Solutions.

Previously, Chuck was also Board Member at The Franklin Foundation for Innovation and Safe America Foundation, Advisory Board Member at The Center for Advancing Innovation, and Ambassador for the Cybersecurity Collaborative.

Chuck earned his Master’s Degree of Arts in Foreign Affairs, International Finance, International Law, and International Relations in 1981 from the University of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Political Science in 1979 from DePauw University.

He was nominated by the University of Chicago Law Professor Dr. Gidon Gottlieb to be part of a delegation of global students attending public and private international coursework at the Hague and International Court of Justice, where he earned his Certification in International Law in 1980.

In 2006, Chuck earned his Certification in Case Studies on Bio-Terrorism from Georgetown University Medical School.

In 2006 and 2007, he was Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a graduate-level University course at SAIS on “Congress and Homeland Security”.

From 2007 until 2009, he was Vice President at SRA International, became Senior Director at Keane Inc. (NTT Data) in 2009, and in 2010 for two years became the Vice President of R&D at Rapiscan Systems.

Between 2012 and 2015, Chuck was Vice President & Client Executive for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at Xerox Federal Solutions. During this time, he was also Governance Board Member at the IJIS Institute from 2013 until 2015.

In 2015, he became Vice President of Government Relations and Marketing at Sutherland Government Solutions until 2018 when he became Executive Editor at Newsweek Media Group but soon moved on to become Principal Market Growth Strategist on Cybersecurity Systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems where he stayed until 2020.

He also became Chairman of the New and Emerging Technologies Committee at CompTIA in 2015 where he continued to work for the next 7 years.

Chuck was Director and worked on Strategy and Partnering at InZero Systems for 8 years from 2010. InZero is a privately owned Herndon, Virginia, research and development company dedicated to embedded computer security solutions.

LinkedIn named Chuck one of The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn and was named as one of the world’s “10 Best Cyber Security and Technology Experts” by Best Rated, as a Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance by Thomson Reuters, “Best of The Word in Security” by CISO Platform and IFSEC, and #2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer by Thinkers 360.

He was featured in 2020, 2021, and 2022 in the Onalytica “Who’s Who in Cybersecurity He was also named one of the Top 5 Executives to Follow on Cybersecurity by Executive Mosaic. In both 2017 and 2016, Chuck was also named Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. He was also named Top Cybersecurity SME to Follow. He is also an advisor to LinkedIn on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues and was named 15 Cybersecurity Experts To Follow on LinkedIn.

Chuck has published more than 180 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security, and technology issues. He has over 59,000 followers on LinkedIn and runs a dozen LI groups, including the two largest in homeland security. He is a regular speaker at The Official Cyber Security Summit, participating between 2016 and 2019.

Chuck was selected as one of the most prominent Digital Futurists to watch out for in 2022 by Engatica.

Watch Cyber Security Expert Chuck Brooks discusses the Future of Cyber Threats. Watch Demystifying Zero Trust with Chuck Brooks and Chuck Brooks provides insights on Securing the World’s Transactions Through Zero Trust.

Listen to Future Tech and Cybersecurity: A Conversation with Chuck Brooks.

Read GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Integrated Warfighting Network is Future of Battle Communication Readiness. Read Cybersecurity Leader of the Week, Chuck Brooks, General Dynamics Mission System and The Blurring Line, and Growing Risk, Between Physical and Digital Supply Chains.

Read Convergence Conversation Assessing The Technology Revolution With Chuck Brooks.

Follow his Contributions at AT&T Business, Homeland Security Today, Forbes, Washington Post, IBM, BizCatalyst360, Bank Info Security, Cyber Security Hub, United States Cybersecurity Magazine, and SkyTop.

Visit his LinkedIn profile, Academic page, page, and his Muck Rack Profile. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.