Ben Zelei joined the PCS team as an intern in May 2019 and was hired onto the team in July 2019. Ben graduated from the University of Akron with an Associate of Applied Business – Computer information Systems: Cisco Networking, with Highest Distinction, in 2019 and is finishing his Bachelor of Science – Computer Information Systems: Cybersecurity with a Minor in Computer Forensics.
Currently Ben is focusing on the Cybersecurity threat landscape. His time is partially devoted to analyzing and assessing vulnerabilities and threats that may be affecting our client’s machines, and investigating what tools and countermeasures are available to remedy those vulnerabilities and threats. Ben is also deploying recovery tools and processes, utilizing forensic analysis, security monitoring devices and other methodologies to detect incidents that have occurred.
Ben brings a wide range of experience to the team, as he served in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years as a Network Server Administrator. While in the Marine Corps Ben was deployed overseas twice. The first was a land deployment to Spain and Italy, and the second deployment was in the Persian Gulf, and had extended land missions in Kuwait.
He also holds several certifications, including: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt – Department of the Navy.
Outside of the office Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, playing the occasional video game, getting caught up on TV shows with his wife, and hunting and fishing with his Father.