Will Perez is a member of the IT Executive Management Team reporting directly to the CISO at Royal Caribbean Cruises. As part of the Global Information Security & Assurance department, he helps lead the Cyber Security Incident, Vulnerability Management, Security Architecture & Engineering, and Assurance program. Will provides strategic leadership in managing enterprise cyber security and compliance risks for the 2nd largest cruising company with $8B in annual revenue with 40 ships distributed globally offering 480 cruise destinations worldwide.

Will has more than 18 years of IT experience with the past 12 years focused on information security, risk management and compliance. Will currently holds several security industry certifications including CISSP, CIPP, and CISM. He participates in several CISO leadership organizations such as Evanta and Executive Alliance. He serves on Evanta's Florida CISO governing board. He also participates on other industry advisory boards including Cruise Lines Industry of America (CLIA) representing as a subject matter expert in the travel, hospitality, and maritime industry. Will recently co-authored a first-ever maritime cyber security guideline published by BIMCO in joint collaboration with CLIA. Will is also currently pursuing a PhD. in Information Assurance at Nova Southeastern University focusing on situational awareness and its application in improving executive decision making and cyber security awareness.