Julio Rodriguez is employed with Idaho National Laboratory. The Idaho National Laboratory is a Department of Energy laboratory, which is recognized as a leader in Industrial Control Systems Security. As one of the Department of Energy laboratories, Mr. Rodriguez's responsibilities included leading the team that developed the control systems security focus area at Idaho National Laboratory. In 2003 Mr. Rodriguez's efforts are recognized in the development of the Department of Energy National SCADA Testbed Program and in 2004 this resulted in the development of the Control Systems Security Program at the Department of Homeland Security. In support of the Department of Homeland Security Program, Mr. Rodriguez spent over 3 years in Washington, DC supporting and developing the control systems security mission and strategy. At the Idaho National Laboratory Mr. Rodriguez has served as the for the Workforce Development where he was responsible for training; as the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response lead where he was responsible for developing products that mitigate industrial control systems vulnerabilities; and as the lead for Analysis supporting the Intelligence Community and Law Enforcement.
Over the last two years Mr. Rodriguez has participated in the development of the Industrial Control System Mission Support Center at the Idaho National Laboratory. As a Program Manager for the Industrial Control System–Mission Support Center at the Idaho National Laboratory, Mr. Rodriguez focuses on threat and resiliency challenges to critical infrastructure. In this role, Mr. Rodriguez conducted in 2011 the first workshop focused on Threat to the Nation's Power Distribution Systems that involved representatives from various government organizations and the Private Sector.
Mr. Rodriguez received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University and a Master of Business Administration from the College of Business at Idaho State University. In 1998, Mr. Rodriguez received a United States patent for "Method and Apparatus for Analyzing the Fill Characterization of a Packaging Container." In his spare time, Mr. Rodriguez enjoys a variety of activities including spending time with his family and participating in basketball and golf.