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SDSE Networks, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Chuck Brooks as New Industry Advisory Board Member

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 5:00 PM

Globally acclaimed cybersecurity leader brings wealth of technical expertise and executive management experience from the industry and government sectors

POTOMAC FALLS, VA / ACCESSWIRE / June 20, 2023 / SDSE Networks, Inc. (SDSE), global provider of pure software-based Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions that enable Future Networking, is proud to announce the appointment of Chuck Brooks to our Industry Advisory Board. Chuck brings specialized knowledge from working in leadership roles in the various pillars of government, industry, media, and academia that will be invaluable to the SDSE's mission.

"It's with great pleasure that I welcome Chuck to the SDSE advisory board. Having worked with Chuck in the past I know that his expertise will help us continue to grow our business and reach even greater heights". - Dennis Pollutro Co Founder and CITO

Chuck has an extensive background and array of accomplishments in cybersecurity and emerging tech, with his own consulting firm, Brooks Consulting International, that specializes in strategy, strategic partnering, and branding for companies in the technology verticals. He also is a Professor at Georgetown University's Graduate Applied Intelligence Program and the Graduate Cybersecurity Programs.

He is widely recognized for his achievements in the security field. This includes being named by LinkedIn in "The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn" (with 104,000 followers on the platform). He was named as "Cybersecurity Person of the Year" for 2022 by the Cyber Express; 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 Thompson Reuters; "Best of The Word in Security" by CISO Platform; and, by IFSEC and Thinkers 360 as the "#2 Global Cybersecurity Influencer". He was featured in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Onalytica's "Who's Who in Cybersecurity" - as one of the top Influencers for cybersecurity. He was also named one of the Top 5 "Executives to Follow on Cybersecurity" by Executive Mosaic. He was named by Engatica as being among the most prominent Digital Futurists to watch out for in 2022 and on their list of the "World's Top 200 Business & Technology Innovators".

In media, Chuck is a contributor to FORBES on cybersecurity and emerging technology topics, he is featured by Skytop Media where he also has his own TV show, "At The Table", where he discusses security & intelligence issues of the day with other leading experts. He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for "The Network" at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, Expert for Executive Mosaic/GovCon, Contributor to Dark Reading. He also publishes and writes his own newsletter "Security & Tech Insights" that has almost 44,000 subscribers. He has also been a part of the inner circle of the CISO advisory team at CyberTheory.

Chuck is also 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).

Chuck has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences, events, podcasts, and webinars and has published more than 300 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology issues. Recently, Chuck briefed the G-20 Energy Conference on operating systems cybersecurity. His media has appeared on AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Ivanti, Juniper Networks, General Dynamics, Xerox, Beyond Trust, Cylance, Checkpoint, and many other blogs.

In government, Chuck received two senior Presidential appointments: under President George W. Bush, Chuck was appointed to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate. 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, covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill.

In industry, Chuck served in senior executive roles for General Dynamics as the Principal Market Growth Strategist for Cyber Systems, at Xerox as Vice President & Client Executive for Homeland Security, for Rapiscan as Vice President of R&D, for SRA as Vice President of Government Relations, and for Sutherland as Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations. He currently sits on several corporate and not-for-profit Boards in advisory roles.

Chuck 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.

In specific regard his role as advisor to SDSE, Brooks shared that he is "very excited about joining SDSE's advisory board, with its other outstanding industry and government leaders." He also noted: "SDSE Network's SCOUT software platform brings a unique, holistic, military-grade single solution to address multiple security use cases - VPN, IoT, micro-segmentation, sensors, mobile services, 5G, and mobile edge computing - that have applications for every business, agency and organization seeking to be more digitally secure."

About SDSE Networks, Inc.

SDSE Networks is focused on helping customers secure their endpoint-to-endpoint communications using SDSE's SCOUT software-only platform. SCOUT protects organizations with a cloud-native or on-prem security solution that is both enterprise scalable and simple to use. SDSE's field-proven SCOUT platform goes beyond conventional secure communications connectivity automatically applying network policy and PKI certificated processes, allowing organizations to address true micro-segmented Network Level Zero Trust from virtually any device from anywhere without compromising security. For more information, visit


SOURCE: SDSE Networks, Inc.

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