Will Perez, Ph.D.

Maritime Cybersecurity Researcher, USAF (Vet)

Cybersecurity Certifications:GPEN, GWAPT, GICSP, GRID, GAWN, CISSP

Lifestyle: WFPB diet proponent, aspiring ironman and ultrarun finisher Man of God, husband & father

About Me

A passionate, driven, and innovative industrial controls (ICS), operational technology (OT) and IoT maritime cybersecurity practitioner, leader, and researcher.  Possesses in-depth field experience of cybersecurity technologies and penetration testing methodologies of ICS, IoT, and cloud-based systems.  Resourceful and highly effective in making significant cultural change to drive improvement of cybersecurity within a global, complex organization and maritime industry.  Recognized within the maritime industry specializing in passenger vessels and ports for his cybersecurity expertise, industry publications, and leadership in the constantly evolving and complex global domain of maritime cybersecurity.


Cybersecurity Researcher

Emerging Tech Product Tester

IT/OT Penetration Tester

Mentor for aspiring cybersecurity leaders, architects, and engineers

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Advocate for improved cybersecurity in the maritime industry

Global Cruise Line – Maritime Cybersecurity Expert

Doctoral Researcher


Certified Network Penetration Tester
Web Application Penetration Tester