Hans Vargas was born in Moyobamba, Peru, in 1981. He received his Bachelor in Systems Engineering from Universidad Privada del Norte, Trujillo, Peru in 2004. He has worked for IBM Peru, consulted for Petroperu, Purdue Extension, and a startup called Imaginestics at Purdue Research Park, before joining CERIAS at Purdue University in fall 2012 as part of the Interdisciplinary Masters program in Information Security. His main areas of research interest include information security policy and cloud computing. He is currently working on his Master thesis in the area of CostBenefit Analysis for the Indiana Cybersecurity Services Center with Dr. Melissa Dark as his advisor.