MassMutual Appoints Eric Boateng as Head of Enterprise Cyber Security

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MassMutual today announced that accomplished cyber security executive and Veteran Eric Boateng has been named Head of Enterprise Cyber Security. In this role, Boateng will be responsible for leading the company’s cyber security and cyber risk management strategies and safeguarding MassMutual’s information assets. 

“Eric brings demonstrated success implementing globally recognized technology risk management and cyber security programs in both the public and private sector to this role,” said Sears Merritt, Head of Enterprise Technology & Experience for MassMutual. “I’m confident that these technical skills combined with his collaborative and innovative leadership will support the continued advancement of our security strategy while also furthering our focus on securing our data and protecting the personal information of our policyowners, customers and employees.”

Boateng most recently served as Vice President of Cyber Security, Technology & Resiliency Risk Oversight for American Express. In this role, he developed and implemented the technology risk management program strategy that included cybersecurity and risk management, while providing effective oversight and credible challenge to American Express’s information security and technology activities. Prior to that, Boateng held various information and cyber security roles of increasing responsibility at New York eHealth Collaborative, Roundpoint Mortgage, Georgia Department of Human Services, and Lockheed Martin.

Prior to his career in the private sector, Boateng served two decades as an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he managed multiple IT initiatives and programs, employing industry information security risk management frameworks and best practices for the U.S. Department of Defense.

“I look forward to utilizing my rich background and leadership skills to help MassMutual continue to focus on ensuring it is well-positioned to prevent, detect, and mitigate cyberattacks and safeguard the company’s digital assets and information,” said Boateng.

Boateng earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and a Professional Degree: Computer Systems Engineer from Columbia University.

About MassMutual (Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company)

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