Each week from his Zero Day Studios™, cybersecurity expert Scott Schober discusses the most terrifying and apocalyptic cyber scenarios including ransomware, breaches, identity theft, IoT device security and more with fellow experts to find out what keeps us up at night. This week, Chuck Brooks offers an expert perspective. Chuck Brooks is Principal Market Growth Strategist of Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies for General Dynamics Mission Systems. LinkedIn named Chuck Brooks as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn” out of their 550 million members. Chuck has served at The Department of Homeland Security as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate. Chuck is an Adjunct Faculty member at Georgetown University in their Applied Intelligence Program and has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago and a BA in Political Science from DePauw University.
SCOTT is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 40-year-old New Jersey-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced, world-class wireless test and security solutions. As an experienced software engineer, Schober also invents BVS’ cell phone detection tools, used to enforce a ‘no cell phone policy’. These instruments are effectively used around the globe to find contraband cell phones smuggled into correctional as well as secure federal facilities. Mr. Schober is a highly sought after subject expert on the topic of Cybersecurity for media appearances and commentary. He is often seen on ABC News, Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera America, CBS This Morning News, CCTV America, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, MSNBC and many more. His precautionary advice is heard on dozens of radio stations such as National Public Radio, Sirius XM Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and The Peggy Smedley Show. He regularly presents on visionary issues at conferences around the globe discussing wireless technology and its role in the current Cybersecurity breaches along with his vision for best practices to stay safe in the future. Scott has been interviewed in WSJ, Forbes, Fortune, Success, NY Daily News, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. Scott educates all business around the world about how to prepare for a future of Cybersecurity and corporate espionage, opening their eyes to this ever-deepening black hole of liability. He also shares his insights into covert cell phone detection and creates awareness to the subtle but powerful influence of drones. He has spoken at ShowMeCon, GovSec, Counter Terror Expo, ISS Americas, Espionage Research International, Connected World, ConstrucTech, IEEE, GSM World Congress and many more events. Mr. Schober was a VIP attendee at two Concordia Summits both held in New York and was selected to appear in an interview discussing national security. He is a guest-blogger on TripWire’s State of Security and also writes for HP’s Business Value Exchange.