Nov 08, 2022

Segment Information Security Officer - Remote

  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States

Job Description

The Segment Information Security Officer (SISO) is responsible for overseeing the segment information risk management program and supports Enterprise Information Security (EIS) processes and programs.  The SISO is an EIS process expert and acts as a central point of contact for security process issues and questions.  The SISO is deemed a critical integration point with business leadership teams and is considered a change agent for the business in understanding security risks and the role and responsibilities of EIS, as well as ensuring that EIS fully understands and is engaged to support the needs and objectives of the business. 

The SISO provides management and strategic support, reports to the Business Information Security Officer (BISO) and works as a delegate of EIS.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in enterprise and EIS risk management processes and execution.
  • Partner with segment technology and business leadership to guide segment-level risk management and operational execution.
  • Partner with segment stakeholders to represent the Information Security capabilities of UHG to both current and prospective customers.
  • Partner with segment stakeholders to support customer and regulatory audits of the Information Security Program
  • Responsible for review and advisory oversight of external party contractual security requirements.
  • Primary support role, as needed, for the BISO and Office of Information Security.
  • Significant level of communications (oral and written) to senior management on risk management concepts, as well as specific project risks and risk mitigation options/scenarios.
  • Maintains a deep understanding of the business, their customers, and service-delivery models. This understanding includes strategic business initiatives and goals, key systems and key contacts within the business and IT.
  • Maintains current knowledge on information security topics and their applicability to UHG and assigned segment.  


  • 4 years of working with external auditors, regulatory bodies, and customers in a highly regulated organization
  • 2 or years of experience working with external auditors, regulatory bodies, and customers.
  • Technical security certification required; CISSP or CISM
  • Experience with interpretation and application of policy and standards.
  • Ability to translate technical security risks in communicating to business and IT.  
  • Demonstrates executive presence and has excellent communication and client relationship management skills with senior management on issues and key risks to the business (presentations, executive summaries, etc.)


  • Bachelor's degree in an IT related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Public Cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Subject matter expert knowledge of the technology aspects of security
  • Strong project management skills, detail oriented, and displays/instills operational excellence.

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Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


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