Willis Towers Watson Security Risk Officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Security Risk Officer

Date Posted: April 27, 2018


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The Segment Security Risk Officer is the first point of contact between the WTW business and the Information Security Team. The role involves dealing with a number of areas of information security including risk assessments, incident management, business change, security consultancy and advise, compliance and governance. The Segment Security Risk Officer will understand the business segment in detail and be able to work with the WTW business to ensure pragmatic risk decisions can be made at all times.

The Role

Be the main point of contact for all Information Security Risk matters with the assigned business Segment, including:

• Identifying and engaging with the main stakeholders within the segment ensuring that information security’s profile is raised and that they are aware of their security risk officer

• Understand the nature of the business in the segment, the type of information assets that exists and any particular threats to this segment

• Understand what projects, business and IT initiatives, and changes are taking place within the organization. Take on security engagement in projects responsibility for projects in this segment.

• Gain an appreciation as to the extent to which the segment utilizes group services, such as IT Infrastructure, systems, desktop builds etc. and where it operates in an autonomous way

• Understand which business applications are particular to this area and their criticality.

• Identify the key Third parties / suppliers particular to this area – BPO, Cloud services, etc.

• Assisting with incidents related to this area by providing business context as required

• Assisting with Information Security Compliance reviews and audits within the segment

• Conducting or assisting with risk assessments for the area

• Assisting with segment requests for Exceptions to security policy

• Generally being the Information Security ‘go to’ person for the segment as required

The Requirements


• Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of security principles and good practice

• Appreciation of Information risk methodologies such as IRAM

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a security role

• Team lead experience

• Understanding of IT Security controls and technologies

• Experience of working with IT and business functions

• Experience of working with a high degree of autonomy, managing own workload and delivering to tight timescales.

• Experience of working in a regulated environment, not necessarily insurance or financial services.

• Team player with good interpersonal and influencing skills

• Ability to work under pressure to tight timelines and without direct supervision

• Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem solving skills

• Strong communication skills, both oral and written


• Qualified to degree level in a business, IT or security related subject

• Information security qualifications (e.g. CISSP, CISM) are preferable

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com .

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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  • Location:Philadelphia, PA, US

  • Date Posted:April 27, 2018