Senior Technical Expert
Juan Lopez Jr., USMC (ret), joined Riverside Research in June 2008. He is currently a cyberspace research engineer at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s (AFIT) Center for Cyberspace Research where he conducts applied research in Critical Infrastructure Protection of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) modeling of 4G wireless systems.
Before joining Riverside Research, Mr. Lopez served on active duty for 27 years in the communications and information systems field as a Systems Chief, Chief Information Security Officer, Operational Planner, and Spectrum Manager in the United States Marine Corps. He worked at Joint Task Force 6 supporting Counter Drug Operations along the U.S. border, supported the 26th G-8 Summit for President Clinton in 2000, and served as a Telecommunications Certification Officer for the DOD’s Defense Information Systems Agency. He also served as an advanced technical instructor at the Command and Control Systems School in Quantico, Virginia, and adjunct faculty for Saint Leo University teaching Computer Information Systems undergraduate courses.
Mr. Lopez is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified SCADA Security Architect, and a Federal Communications Commission licensed ‘Extra Class’ amateur radio operator. He received a BS degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland University College Asia in 2001, a MS degree in Information and Telecommunications Systems Management from Capitol College in 2003, and a second MS degree in Information Resource Management focused on Information Assurance and Computer Networks from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2004. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science from AFIT with an expected completion date in 2013.