Access Management , Identity & Access Management , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

MassMutual Taps Into the Power of Data Science

Ariel Weintraub on Putting Data to Work in the SOC and IAM
Ariel Weintraub, head of security operations & engineering, MassMutual

Ariel Weintraub joined MassMutual last fall to focus on putting data science to work to help improve the insurance company's security operations and identity and access management programs. What are the early use cases and lessons learned?

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”Data science is largely about representing an event in mathematical terms, and taking data input and ‘matching it’ to a previously existing pattern is relatively straightforward,” says Weintraub, head of security operations and engineering under CISO Jim Routh. “There are hundreds of potential cyber use cases for recognizing deviation from patterns.”

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Weintraub discusses:

  • The application of data science in the SOC;
  • The data-fueled evolution of IAM;
  • Current use cases and lessons learned.

Weintraub joined MassMutual in the fall of 2019 as the head of security operations and engineering. She is responsible for the company's global security operations center, security engineering, security intelligence and identity and access management. Previously, she served as senior director of data and access security within cybersecurity operations at TIAA, where she led a three-year business transformation program to position IAM as a digital business enabler. She also served as global head of vulnerability management at BNY Mellon and was part of the threat and vulnerability management practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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