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  • Job title of nominated professional: Vice President
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Sutherland Government Solutions
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  • Company size (employees): 36,000
  • Country: United States

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* Chuck 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 also has a strong following at many of the embassies in Washington, DC

* 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

* 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.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Chuck has been a force in discussing, advocating, promoting cybersecurity and marketing issues across all mediums. He is know for his thought leadership on cybersecurity issues and has published on these topics in the Huffington Post, Forbes, Government Security News (regular contributor) . The Hill (featured contributor), Federal Times (featured contributor), AFCEA Signal Magazine (columnist), Christian Science Monitor (Member of Passcode Influencers Panel) Government Executive, MIT Sloan Blog, Homeland Security Today, Cygnus Media, IDGA website (contributing writer), BizCatalyst360 (featured contributor), and Biometric Update (featured contributor). He is Vice Chair of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technologies Committee, an Advisor to Cybertech, Inzero Systems, on the Board of Bravatek, and is an a technology Partner advisor to the Bill and Melinda Foundation He has also been a featured speaker and panelist at many conferences and events including
. • Lead Judge, the 2013 and 2014, 15 Homeland Security/Border Security Awards (Government Security News)
• Critical Security Controls Editorial Panel, Council on Cybersecurity
• Speaker, Global Cyber Threat Summit
• Speaker, Kaspersky Cyber Security Conference 2015
• Speaker, IDGA Homeland Security Week conference
• Speaker Homeland Security Professionals Conference 2015
• Speaker, Secure Cities conference 2
• Speaker, CyberMaryland conference 2014/15
• Speaker, National Press Club, Global Business News events 2014/15
• Featured Panelist on Cybersecurity, Open Innovations Forum (MIT Technology Review co-sponsor)
Most of you know his via social media for his regular posts and may be one of his 32,000 followers on LinkedIn. Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as the Vice President for Government Relations & Marketing for Sutherland Government Solutions. In government, he served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter where he covered foreign affairs, business, and technology issues. In academia, Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns

60 Responses to “Chuck Brooks”

  1. Jeff Mathis on December 22, 2015

    Chuck has been a real inspiration to me for many years. He is always posting or writing breaking news and keeping the Information Security Community up to date on the most relevant issues.

    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

    I respect him greatly and hope to someday have as much knowledge and wisdom and most importantly share that knowledge with the Industry like he does.

  2. Terry Bradley on December 22, 2015

    Well deserved

  3. Sheryl Hollarn on December 22, 2015

    Think Chuck is the right person!

  4. Rand H. Fishbein, Ph.D. on December 22, 2015

    Kudos, Chuck! You have my vote You’re the best! Randy

  5. Thank you Chuck and you have my vote!

  6. Peter Smith on December 22, 2015

    I am very happy to hear about this and I so wish you the best of luck. You are one outstanding person.

  7. Caryn Garber on December 22, 2015

    Chuck Brooks is more than deserving of the nomination and the award. Well done, as always, Chuck.

  8. bradley rotter on December 22, 2015

    Chuck is a force of the universe

  9. Michael Marks on December 22, 2015

    Chuck’s leadership and tireless efforts have helped promulgate and shape public policy and technology innovation in the critical world of cybersecurity. He is recognized across the breadth of Homeland Security, DoD, corporate and academic realms as a driver of change, leveraging social media to enhance his professional channels of communication. I could not imagine a more deserving candidate for this award.

  10. Alexander Pyntikov on December 22, 2015


    You have my vote and I wish you the best.


  11. yomtob Sabah on December 22, 2015

    a true pioneer always aspiring to excelence ! with more like Chuck we would be living in a safer world .

    • yomtob Sabah on December 22, 2015

      Chuck is a true pioneer always aspiring to excelence . Well deserved

  12. Paul Greenberg on December 22, 2015

    Chuck is not only a practical focused business leader but a thought leader par excellence when it comes to cybersecurity and not only the public sector and its direct involvement but citizen involvement.

  13. Dave Kromer on December 22, 2015

    Good luck Chuck, thanks for all you do!

  14. Ludmila Morozova-Buss on December 22, 2015

    Learning from Mr. Brooks starting from 2011. I do not know a better candidate for this Award.

    Thank you!

    Ludmila Morozova-Buss, M.S. in Mathematics
    Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship Roundtable Owner

    Berlin. Germany

  15. Dov Shiloah on December 22, 2015

    A well deserving personality.
    Experience and foresight!

  16. Martha Hill on December 22, 2015

    Good Luck on your nomination

  17. Maria Emanuel on December 22, 2015

    Chuck has my vote!

  18. yomtob Sabah on December 22, 2015

    Chuck is a pioneer relentlesly aspiring to excelence . He well deserves this award !

  19. Diana Epstein on December 22, 2015

    The ultimate professional. Ahead of his time in both thought and deed. Couldn’t be more deserving of this award!!

  20. Anita Bradley on December 23, 2015

    5 stars!
    Amazing ability to connect people with National Security information, quickly and accurately.

  21. Mark Kagan on December 23, 2015

    I’ve known Chuck since (can it be?) 1988 and I can’t think of someone more deserving of this award for the work he’s done and the activities he’s participated in, directed, managed, initiated, and contributed to. 5 stars.

  22. Harry Tucker on December 23, 2015

    Chuck is the epitome of professionalism, knowledge awareness and knowledge sharing. It is a privilege to interact with Chuck and to learn from him.

  23. Anna E. Kobylinska on December 23, 2015

    Chuck Brooks is an outstanding professional, with an extraordinary knowledge about cybersecurity. I endorse him for Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year!

    Anna E.Kobylinska
    CTO at McKinley Denali Inc

  24. Rhys Robinson on December 23, 2015

    For anything “cyber” related, Chuck is one of the first people I turn to for thd HONEST and COMPLETE story.

  25. Howard S on December 24, 2015

    I enthusiastically vote for Chuck!

  26. Francisco Lopez on December 24, 2015

    Great Professional.

  27. Janine Finnell on December 24, 2015

    Chuck Brooks is a very active member in our Leaders in Energy group of nearly 1900 members. He consistently provides interesting content for our members who are in the Washington DC Metro area, around the US, and the world. I have just reached out to him to see if he may be interested in leading an event for us on the topic of cybersecurity related to smart grid topics. I am proud to nominate him for this Cybersecurity Excellent Award.

  28. Bradford Rand on December 24, 2015

    Chuck is a non-stop marketing machine. He is constantly moving forward in this fast paced industry and I am honored to know him.

  29. Dr. Richard Hoyer on December 24, 2015


    Good luck on obtaining your award. You very much deserve it and I voted for you.


    Dr. Richard J. Hoyer

  30. Boris Agranovich on December 24, 2015

    Chuck is the top contributor for Global Risk Community – in the area of cybersecurity.

    He always brings fresh ideas and top research in front of our more than 20,000-strong community.

  31. peggy oconnor on December 24, 2015

    Chuck routinely provides valuable, timely content aimed at helping security professionals succeed personally and professionally. He’s also super responsive and somebody I know I can count on when needed.

  32. June Klein on December 25, 2015

    Well-deserved for Chuck. I know Chuck as a colleague in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and through many griups.

  33. Eileen Kent on December 26, 2015

    I’ve known Chuck for many years now and between leading the US Department of Homeland Security discussions on LinkedIn and leadership activities in organizations such as this, he is the ideal candidate for Marketer of the Year for the Cybersecurity Community.
    Eileen Kent
    Custom Keynotes
    The Federal Sales Sherpa

  34. RUTH KING on December 26, 2015


  35. Elaine Haver on December 27, 2015

    Good Job!

  36. David Steinmann on December 27, 2015

    Chuck is the consummate professional. This is the easiest vote I will ever have cast. Congrats, Chuck. You have really earned this distinction!



  37. Zac Cole on December 27, 2015

    Congrats on the nomination! You have my vote!

  38. Jeff Mathis on December 28, 2015

    I really enjoy reading the articles and breaking news stories that Chuck writes about. I didn’t know him at all until a couple of years ago I joined the Homeland Security group on LI and started reading his posts and then news articles. They are very timely and convey a sense of understanding the problem from a tactical level more than theoretical, which is great from my perspective of being an InfoSec Pro, because theory does not stop a hack or help mitigation of risk, or incidence response.

    I hope wehe wins because he deserves it, he has worked hard and tirelessly to help keep us informed and safe.

    Thanks again Chuck for everything you do.

    Jeff Mathis

  39. Robert Wynne on December 29, 2015

    Chuck is on the forefront of cybersecurity issues and a tireless and valuable resource.

  40. Arjen de Landgraaf on January 2, 2016

    Chuck, here is my vote.
    Great Stuff!!!!
    Arjen de Landgraaf

  41. David Logsdon on January 5, 2016

    Chuck is a visionary in his field and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with him on a daily basis.

  42. Bill Gunn on January 24, 2016

    Congratulations Chuck! Your excellence is noticed and rewarded.

  43. Dan Loney on January 27, 2016


    I’m in your corner buddy

  44. Michael Benaudis on January 28, 2016

    Dear Mr.Chuck Brooks , thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I give you my vote and I rate 5 stars! Michael.B

  45. Tonya Saunders on January 30, 2016

    Mr. Brooks,

    I support your nomination – much more success to you in future efforts. I enjoy your posts and information sharing.
    5 stars! Tonya S.

  46. Christopher Maher on February 8, 2016

    Chuck deserves all good things… He’s a dogged (one might say, relentless) advocate for better cyber defenses… a smart user of social media in his advocacy… and a great guy.

  47. Congratulations! Well deserved.

  48. Ed Smith on February 10, 2016

    I can honestly say that Chuck set an example for me in the use of social media and I believe the proper use of it will help me bring a very valuable product that has been overlooked in the scheme of things, to the prominence it deserves…Thanks Chuck!

    Ed Smith

  49. Kristopher Boyd on February 10, 2016

    Good luck and well deserved. I couldn’t think of a better person.

  50. Count Stephen von Siebenburgen on February 12, 2016

    Simply the best man. The most qualified, the most dynamic, the most well-thought of and the most admired. And oh yeah – the most knowledgable.

  51. Litsa Sfarnas on February 12, 2016

    Chuck Brooks is the most deserving candidate for the Cybersecurity Excellence Award as he is THE BEST ! His outstanding expertise, dedication, integrity, tireless endeavors, and remarkable Cybersecurity skills and knowledge makes him shine above the rest. There is no better individual worthy of this excellent award. Thank you for all that you do, Chuck Brooks !

  52. Allan Bradley on February 13, 2016

    I believe Chuck has moral value in his understanding of technology in government as the good tools for society, not necessarily as the hyped profit market for the few. He understands the spirit of human technology in its inherent value, is really all that counts.

  53. Professor Tyrone S. Pitdis on February 13, 2016

    Chuck is clearly an exemplar when it comes to promoting the advancement of knowledge, thought and practice in cyber security accross a range of media. Most relevant for me he has often engaged with the academic community and has delivered and contributed to thought provoking and engaging symposia and presentations including at the prestigious Academy of Management.

  54. Brian Moriarty on February 16, 2016

    I continue to learn from Chuck’s articles and those that he shares. The communications revolution is a great benefit, but it takes curators of information such as Chuck for that value to be realized.

  55. James F on February 20, 2016

    Although I don’t know Chuck but read his papers and his CWC 70 on youtube. I came to a conclusion that we need more people with this rare faculty. Thank you for making cyber space safer.

  56. Derek R. Harp on March 3, 2016

    I absolutely support Chuck for the Cybersecurity marketer of the year. He is a tremendous and positive influence in this space and I am glad to be able to observe and learn from what he does.

  57. Vince Patton on September 6, 2016

    Congratulations and good luck!

  58. Tom Cellucci on September 6, 2016

    Chuck LIVES cybersecurity–and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others…

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