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Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks serves as the Vice President for Government Relations and Marketing at Sutherland Government Solutions. He is also Vice Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technologies Committee and on the advisory board of several companies and organizations. .Brooks served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first director of legislative affairs for the Science and Technology Directorate. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a senior adviser to the late Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.). He has an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from DePauw University. Please follow him on Twitter @ChuckDBrooks and on LinkedIn.

Chuck Brooks

Per a recent study released by Javelin Strategy & Research, identity fraud hit a record high in 2016 targeting 15.4 Million U.S. Victims and with hacker/fraudsters netting around $16 billion dollars. Those findings are not so shocking, as breaches from companies, government, and untold individual accounts are becoming an unfortunate norm.The reason for the increased rate of identity fraud is… Read more

Tags: identity theft

The Cyber Insider Threat is one of the most difficult challenges for companies, organizations, and countries. It is often difficult to discover, defend and remediate because such threats can involve a combination of human behavioral elements and hardware and software technologies. Many of the threat actors are tech-savvy and are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods of infiltration. What Is… Read more

Tags: cybersecurity, insider threat

The change in the cyber risk environment coinciding with a heightened need for procurement of new technologies and services has created a new paradigm for a cybersecurity partnership between government and industry. The prioritization of that special partnership appears to be in the immediate plans for the new Trump Administration.The appointment of former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a… Read more

Tags: cybersecurity, dhs

Escalating cyber-attacks on corporations, infrastructure, and organizations have created an environment of uncertainty and, in some cases, panic over the implications of data breaches. Despite the trends of greater frequency, sophistication, efficacy and liabilities associated with incursions, the industry has been mostly unprepared and slow to act.Tools for hackers have become more readily available, and cyber-criminal gangs are becoming… Read more

Tags: malware, ransomware, incident response, cybersecurity

For many years the defense and intelligence communities have relied upon a concept called gamification to test concepts, strategies, and potential outcomes in various scenarios via computer simulation. They have found that gamification heightens interest of the players involved and serves as a stimulus for creativity and interchange of ideas which is vital for keeping an edge. As computers have… Read more

Tags: infosec, gamification

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