Tommy Armendariz

Freelance Contributor


University of Texas, El Paso


Information Security


Virus detection & prevention


  • Information Technology (IT) professional and educator with over 15 years experience
  • Specialist in Information Security and an expert in virus detection and virus prevention 
  • Master's degree in Information Technology from the University of Texas, El Paso


Tommy Armendariz was a writer for Lifewire for almost two years covering antivirus software. He is an Information Technology (IT) professional and educator specializing in Information Security. He is an expert in virus detection and virus prevention.

With over 15 years of IT experience, Tommy Armendariz has worked in computer programming, project management, systems analysis, and information security.

Armendariz is an Information Security online instructor for University of Phoenix and Park University.


Tommy Armendariz received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Information Technology from University of Texas, El Paso. Throughout the years, he has received numerous technical certifications from Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft. His most recent certification is from PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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