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Ariel first joined MassMutual in the fall of 2019 as the Head of Security Operations & Engineering, responsible for the Global Security Operations Center, Security Engineering, Security Intelligence and Identity & Access Management. Prior to joining MassMutual, Ariel served as Senior Director of Data & Access Security within Cybersecurity Operations at TIAA where she led a three-year business transformation program to position IAM as a digital business enabler. Prior to TIAA, Ariel held the position of Global Head of Vulnerability Management at BNY Mellon and was part of the Threat & Vulnerability Management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Ariel holds a Masters of Science in Cybersecurity from New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business. Ariel has a passion for empowering women, especially the next generation of female cybersecurity leaders, and a passion for tackling the cybersecurity workforce shortage. To support these passions, she also serves on the Board for the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) and the ISACA One in Tech Foundation, focused on building a healthy digital world that is safe, secure, and accessible for all.