Ariel Parnes is a co-founder of Mitiga, the leading Cloud and SaaS Incident Readiness and Response solution. Ariel brings his strategic vision for disrupting incident response to the organization based on his experience as a Colonel in IDF’s 8200 Cyber Unit, where he served over 20 years in a wide range of roles, including Intelligence, Information Technology, Offensive & Defensive Cyber Operations, and Cyber Warfare. Ariel is highly respected for his brilliant history of leading innovative and creative technological efforts at the national level. He is both a visionary and strategic thinker and a focused manager with proven experience building teams, planning roadmaps, and successfully executing goals across an organization. Ariel was awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Prize for technological breakthroughs in the cyber field and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences and Cognitive Sciences and a master’s degree in sciences, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.