Iben Rodriguez is currently working for Brocade as an onsite delivery consultant with Premier-Plus customer - Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California.

Iben started his security career in the 80s maintaining the data communication systems used by military reconnaissance overseas with the SR71 and U2, followed by stints in the global pharmaceutical and fabless semiconductor industries. Over the past 10 years, he has assisted executive teams from both enterprise and government organizations in his roles as a cloud solution strategist and security architect at leading companies such as AT&T, Brocade, CA, Cisco, eBay, Ericsson, Huawei, Intuit, Juniper, Spirent, and VMware.  Trained in Agile, ITIL, SOX, PCI-DSS, ISO27000 he works with product teams to shift virtual network functions out of the test lab to the operators.

As a volunteer for the Center for Internet Security, Iben leads and maintains the Benchmark Standards for hardening hypervisors used for virtual workloads.

Since 2014 Iben has been working with the  OPNFV  community to determine the best practices for networking and security when designing an automated virtual testing laboratory based on OpenStack. The Virtual Cloud Test Lab is a prototype version of this reference design. This lab was used to produce test reports like the Brocade Vyatta 5600 80Gbps done for  Intel’s Network Builders.

Iben's favorite hobbies are flying kites with the family and street photography . He's fluent in Spanish and loves to travel and solve problems.