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Chuck Brooks Joins Company Alarm's Board of Advisors


Cybersecurity Expert Chuck Brooks Joins Company Alarm’s Board of Advisors

MERIDIAN, Idaho, June 04, 2020 - Company Alarm, the nationwide leader in business identity theft protection, announced today that national cybersecurity expert Chuck Brooks has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. 

A former vice president of Homeland Security for Xerox, Brooks was named a top tech person to follow by LinkedIn. Thomson Reuters calls him one of the top 50 social influencers on risk and compliance. IFSEC says he’s the No. 2 “cybersecurity influencer” in the world. 

“Chuck is one of the biggest names in cybersecurity,” said Company Alarm founder Andy Pham. “His depth of knowledge is unsurpassed. Company Alarm will benefit greatly from his expertise as we expand our monitoring services nationwide.” 

Brooks’ experience is deep and diverse. He’s worked in media, as a Reagan appointee to Voice of America, as executive editor of the Newsweek Media Group and as a visiting editor for Homeland Security Today Magazine. He’s worked in government relations marketing for SRA International, Keane Inc. and Sutherland. He’s worked in the federal government for the Department of Homeland Security and in the office of former U.S. Senator Arlen Spector. 

And he’s served as a teacher, advisor and cybersecurity subject matter expert for multitude of organizations and think tanks, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Washington Post, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, PCi Tec, AppGuard, The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center, Bravatek Solutions, VIBE Cybersecurity International and CyberTECH. 

“I’m excited to be joining Company Alarm in its battle against business identity theft,” Brooks said. “Company Alarm offers a unique solution to a growing, national problem and I’m happy to help the organization as it builds to a prosperous future.”

About Company Alarm

Company Alarm combats business identity theft by offering businesses 24-hour monitoring of their information on file with the local government. If any of that information is ever changed, which could be a sign of business identity theft, business owners receive an immediate text alerting them to exactly what changed. Company Alarm was founded by serial entrepreneur Andy Pham after a holding company he used to house a $5 million piece of land was hijacked by identity thieves. For more information, visit www.companyalarm.com.

About Chuck Brooks

Chuck Brooks is a globally recognized expert on cybersecurity, risk management and emerging technologies.

LinkedIn named Chuck as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn out of their 650 million members.” He was named by Thompson Reuters as a “Top 50 Global Influencer in Risk, Compliance,” and by IFSEC as the “#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer.” He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for “The Network” at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and a Contributor to FORBES.

Chuck was named by Oncon in 2019 “Top Global Top 50 Marketer” by his peers across industry. He was also named winner of Cybersecurity Marketer of The Year at the 2016 and 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards that recognizes the very best in leadership, excellence and innovation in today’s cybersecurity.

Chuck brings a unique experience from service in the public sector, academia, and industry.

As a senior executive in government relations, marketing, and management, Chuck brings a unique experience from service in the public sector, academia, and industry.He serves on a variety of boards, many of them philanthropic. He served in executive roles for top public companies, including General Dynamics Mission Systems, Xerox, SRA, and Rapiscan. He currently serves as Brand Ambassador for The Cybersecurity Collaborative, a CISO Peer-to Peer organization led by many Fortune 100 cybersecurity leaders and as an Executive Advisor to PCi Tec, a HUBZONE, Women Owned Small Business.

In government, Chuck has received two senior Presidential appointments. Under President George W. Bush Chuck was appointed to The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He also was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of Voice of America under President Reagan. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. In local government he also worked as an Auxiliary Police officer for Arlington, Virginia.

Dexter Ingram, Senior Advisor to Interpol, said the following about Chuck “He is a consummate professional who has a deep understanding of the issues, process, and people involved in the world of homeland security and Law enforcement. His breadth of experience derived from working on The Hill, in government, in academia, in industry, and with the media make him truly unique.”

In academia

Chuck is Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University’s Applied Intelligence Program and graduate Cybersecurity Programs where he teaches courses on risk management, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a graduate course on homeland security for two years. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.

Professional industry affiliations

Chuck’s professional industry affiliations professional industry affiliations include being a member of the August USA Chapter of EC-Council Global Advisory Board for TVM (Threat and Vulnerability Management), EC-Council is the world’s largest body in cybersecurity training and certifications. He is on the MIT Technology Review Advisory Global Panel, a member of The AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee, and as member of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Working Group. Some of Chuck’s other activities include being a Subject Matter Expert to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), as a featured presenter at USTRANSCOM on cybersecurity threats to transportation, as a featured presenter to the FBI and the National Academy of Sciences on Life Sciences Cybersecurity. He is an Advisory Board Member the Quantum Security Alliance, and a member of the CyberAvengers, a group that promotes safe Cyber-hygiene. Chuck was also appointed and served as a Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


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