Ben Perez holds a master’s degree in Information Systems and a bachelor’s in Business Administration. He has completed coursework towards a doctorate in information technology at Walden University, with an emphasis on data assurance and network security. He has over 15 years of experience in database administration, security and application development. He holds professional certifications from Microsoft, CompTIA A+, CompTIA i-Net+, and CIW. He is a member of the International Webmasters Association (IWA) and the CompTIA IT Pro Community. Ben grew up in Southern California and currently lives in Orange County, California.