Benjamin Perez M.S.I.S.

SCHOOL OF Business and Professional Studies

Benjamin Perez, DBA

Tutorial Associate Professor of Information Systems Management

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Computer Science

Benjamin Perez

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Perez is an experienced industry leader with experience in the areas of Information Technology, e-Business Technologies, Cybersecurity, Database Administration and Programming. He is actively involved with Cybersecurity, database administration, web development and design, programming, project management and network administration projects and research.

His dedication to education is further exemplified in his commitment to curriculum design, where he employs innovative strategies to engage students, fostering an environment conducive to learning and growth. His expertise spans a wide array of cybersecurity domains, including network security, threat intelligence, and cyber risk management. He has led numerous groundbreaking projects that have set new standards in protecting digital assets and sensitive information. One of his notable achievements includes the development of an automated reporting system that has allowed organizations to use data to make data driven decisions and improve efficiency. His research focused on E-Learning security and providing solutions to educational institutions to secure and protect their Student Information Systems and Learning Management Systems against potential data breaches and cyber security threats.

Dr. Perez's work is characterized by a unique blend of technical expertise and educational insight, making him a pivotal figure in shaping how technology is leveraged for educational excellence. He has worked closely with organizations to fortify their digital infrastructure against emerging threats, emphasizing the importance of proactive and adaptive security measures. His approach to cybersecurity is holistic, encompassing not just technological solutions, but also focusing on people and processes. He also holds several industry recognized certifications from Microsoft, CompTIA and CIW.


Specialty

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems

Education

2016
Doctor of Information Technology - in Progress

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

2007
M.S. in Information Systems

National University, La Jolla, CA 

2006
B.A. in Business Administration
National University, La Jolla, CA

 


Scholarly Activities

2015
Presented at Conference - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

2014
Presented at Conference - Information Institute Conferences, Las Vegas, NV

2014
Microsoft Virtualization IT Camp


Professional Experiences

2015
Evaluation & Assessment Supervisor

Western Governor's University

Responsible for developing and managing competency based assessments. Manage a team of 40 evaluators who are responsible for scoring student assessments. Provide recommendations to improve the quality of performance assessments based on the WGU competency model.

2012
Program Director, IT and Learning Solutions

California InterContinental University

Manage and maintain the Learning Management System (Moodle) and ensure new programs, plug-ins, and software modifications are tested and implemented successfully. Work with accreditation bodies such as DETC and CHEA to ensure compliance.

2002
Senior IS Analyst

Orange Unified School District, Orange, CA

Provided centralized support to various schools, maintained security of internal and external web portal servers. Oversee and audit the internet access logs.

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