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  • Job title of nominated professional: Vice President of Government Relations & Marketing
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Sutherland Government Solutions
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  • Company size (employees): 10,000 or more
  • Country: United States

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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 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.

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

Chuck has been a leading evangelist for cybersecurity in bothe thepublic 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 Capital 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 and 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. He has a BA from DePauw University and an MA from the University of Chicago.


20 Responses to “Chuck Brooks”

  1. Ludmila Morozova-Buss on September 4, 2016

    In matters of cybersecurity, the gap between rhetoric and policies, legislation, risks, consequences, understanding… is wider than in every other area of the knowledge we believe we have.

    Expert. Change Agent. Humanist. Mentor. These are just a few words flowing through my mind the moment I think of Mr. Chuck Brook’s influence on me personally over the years..

    Striving for knowledge brought me beyond the horizons of discernible. The word ‘unprecedented’ seems too weak to convey just how much the dimensionless operational space of digital (r)evolution requires instantaneous reaction. The pace of change in the digital universe is simply unparalleled. ‘Common sense is not that common’ anymore for naked human eyes and brains. Unlike human intelligence and ability to adapt and learn, technologies accelerate toward speed of light.

    New digital highways emerged. On these highways it is often impossible to differentiate who follows you; who reads what you write; who learns what.. ; who will use the shared information the way it was meant!

    Mr. Chuck Brooks feels the Reader! And by that I mean people who want to read … His talent of knowledge sharing is one-of-a-kind.

    Herzlichen Dank, Herr Brooks! Herzlichen Dank und viele Grüße to all our readers worldwide!

    I vote for Mr. Chuck Brooks in this honourable nomination – 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Award!
    P.S. To read more from – about Chuck Brooks, please, follow the links below: The Globality Quotient: Cybersecurity.
    Our recent articles here on LinkedIn.
    • “Hacked Again” & Women in Digital Universe
    • What is Ethical Hacking or a Hacker is a Hacker is a Hacker?
    • Prevention and Protection
    • The Globality Quotient: Cybersecurity

  2. Pamela Sarikianos on September 4, 2016

    Keep up your great work, Chuck! ???

    • Pamela Sarikianos on December 18, 2016

      Congratulations Chuck! Previously, I was having difficulty voting and logging in to vote. I apologize for the previous comment with question marks. I kept trying to post and it kept getting deleted. Keep up your great work!

  3. Bart Fisher on September 4, 2016

    I vote for Chuck Brooks for cybersecurity marketer of
    the year. He is the best.

  4. Michael Marks on September 4, 2016

    I have had the great fortune to know Chuck Brooks for many years; from collaborating on projects to sharing insights across the spectrum of government, commercial and educational initiatives that included safety enhancements for a girls school in Afghanistan. His network is unparalleled and his presence at the forefront of technology is persistent. He is a leader in the exchange of ideas and the distribution of information, an evangelist for growth in the cyber-age. He is at the same time a fine man, a good friend and a dedicated American. His passion and initiative define the very excellence which this award seeks to recognize.

  5. brad rotter on September 4, 2016

    On behalf of my fellow citizens, thanks for your continued quest to improve the security of the homeland

    Bradley Rotter
    San Francisco

  6. Litsa Sfarnas on September 4, 2016

    Mr. Chuck Brooks is truly worthy of this 2016-2017 “Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year” excellence award. Through his outstanding and renowned Cybersecurity publications, his brilliance, illustrious insights, and eminent expertise as a highly acclaimed speaker, his great zeal and passion, and his highly esteemed presence and initiatives in the Cybersecurity field, Mr. Chuck Brooks clearly “shines above the rest.”

    As the leading and prominent authority on Cybersecurity in the U.S., we applaud his unsurpassable excellence and extend our great gratitude for his remarkable and dynamic efforts. No one is more worthy of this great honor and award than highly distinguished Mr. Chuck Brooks who is held in the highest possible esteem.

  7. Surinder Puri on September 4, 2016

    Today, Cyber security has become an integral part of our lives. Those who have been working to protect us by protecting our military, industrial, political and electoral security are contributing as much and often more than the individual soldier in the battlefield. They even protect that soldier, his unit or even more. Following the evolution of this technology I have kept myself informed of the latest developments. I have observed with satisfaction and some pride the word done by our scientists, engineers and security experts to protect our interests. Mr Chuck Brook has been a constant in this struggle for years and I strongly recommend his name for the award and hope he will continue to provide us with his invaluable expertise and experience.

  8. Vince Patton on September 6, 2016

    Congratulations on the nomination. Good luck!

  9. Dovell Bonnett on September 6, 2016

    Awareness, education, persistence and passion are the four cornerstones to cybersecurity. His relentless work of letting business leaders and government officials understand their threats has helped get the word out about the overall importance of cybersecurity. His work has shaped legislation, elevated discussions at the board level, and influenced marketplace products. His vast knowledge has made him one the world’s leaders in cybersecurity. Because I, and many others, have learned so much from Chuck, that is why I am nominating Chuck Brooks the 2016-2017 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year.

  10. Suman Majumder on September 7, 2016

    I vote for Chuck Brooks as Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year!

  11. James Ryan on September 8, 2016

    Chuck skills and international network of leaders is unmatched .. Deep deep understanding..

    James Ryan
    ElpisEremo Inc.

  12. PAUL Geraci on September 8, 2016

    Chuck. An easy vote.. best of luck.

    – G

  13. Bif Browning on September 11, 2016

    Chuck does an outstanding job of both advocacy and education within the cybersecurity field. I can think of no individual more deserving of this honor.

    Bif Browning
    SJLB United

  14. John Gallagher on September 26, 2016

    Congratulations on the nomination. You are the best!

  15. June Klein on September 28, 2016

    Chuck has my vote. Chuck and I served as “invite-only, vetted and trusted advisors” to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Technology Partner Network. Throughout the 2year strategic program, Chuck was a pleasure to collaborate with toward accelerating solutions on a range of global challenges facing the foundation and its grantees. He was generous in sharing his articles in prestigious publications, contacts to DC decision-makers and access to his featured speaker and award events. Currently, I am honored that Chuck chose me to be a manager of his “Emerging & Futuristic Technologies LinkedIn Group”. Chuck has huge followings on social networks and diligently responds to his thousands of friends on focused subject matters. He is a holistic thinker grounded in government, industry and academia leadership. I value any opportunity to work with Chuck to team with strategic partners that can benefit from scaling my IOT, cybersecurity, resiliency and video initiatives. I think very highly of Chuck, both personally and professionally. This is also evidenced by my recommending him to my UK Merchant Bank’s Virtual Technology Cluster as a speaker and director of their Cybersecurity program blending entrepreneurial firm innovations with Lockheed Martin’s product development process. I am confident that if you hire Chuck for any leadership, director, team, award or speaking slots, he will contribute to catapulting your success and achieving your goals. Besides his many skills, he is a very nice person as well. Feel free to contact me if you want any further evidence.

  16. Gene Vogt on September 30, 2016

    Mr. Chuck Brooks is an outstanding leader and communicator who is highly deserving of this recognition for his contributions to advancing cybersecurity knowledge and strategic thought.

  17. Diarmuid OCasey on January 17, 2017

    As a country we face more and more sophisticated cyber-attacks that are challenging our ability to feel safe while creating a large economic cost to our Nation. We need people like Chuck Brooks with his knowledge and skills of current and future cyber security challenges. Chuck is a champion for Cyber security and promotes the industry which is key as the Federals Government looks to attract the best and brightest minds to address this new threat to our Nation.

  18. Dr Danny Ha on January 30, 2017

    I vote for Chuck Brooks for cybersecurity marketer of
    the year 2017. He is very professional, with contributions to the society.

    Dr Danny Ha, FCPERM, ISLA Winner, CISSP, ISO Certification Auditor


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