Billy Rios

Billy riosFounder, Whitescope, LLC

Billy is the founder of Whitescope LLC, a startup focused on embedded device security.

Billy is recognized as one of the world’s most respected experts on emerging threats related to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Critical Infrastructure (CI), and, medical devices.

He discovered thousands of security vulnerabilities in hardware and software supporting ICS and critical infrastructure. He has been publicly credited by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) numerous times for his support to the DHS ICS Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Billy has worked at Google where he led the front line response for externally reported security issues and incidents.

Prior to Google, Billy was the Security Program Manager at Internet Explorer (Microsoft). During his time at Microsoft, Billy led the company’s response for several high profile incidents, including the response for Operation Aurora.

Billy is a contributing author to Hacking: The Next Generation, The Virtual Battlefield, and Inside Cyber Warfare. He currently holds a Master of Science in Information Systems, an MBA, and a Masters of Military Operational Arts and Science.