Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Abacus Insights

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Abacus Insights is a mission-driven, start-up technology company that is focused on improving health outcomes, lowering the cost of healthcare, and delivering a more seamless healthcare experience.  At our core, we are passionate about advancing healthcare and improving people’s lives through technology. 

With our deep expertise in cloud-enabled technologies and knowledge of the healthcare industry, we have built an innovative data integration and management platform that allows healthcare payers access to data that has been historically siloed and inaccessible. Through our platform, these health insurance payers can ingest and manage all the data they need to transform their business by supporting their analytical, operational, and financial needs.      

Through this mission and passion to aid people and population health, we have built a highly successful SaaS business that is heavily funded (since our founding in 2017 we have over 18 million) by leading VC firms who have deep expertise in the healthcare and technology industries. At Abacus, we are solving problems of massive scale and complexity in an industry that is not only ripe for disruption but requires innovation. We see massive growth in our future and would love for you to be a part of it!  

As Abacus is preparing for its next phase of growth and continues to expand our customer base, we have recognized the need for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The CISO will play a critical role in helping to build and ship secure products with velocity, while protecting the critical customer production and corporate infrastructure. The CISO will also drive technical vision, execution and security leadership for Abacus as well as build strong security hygiene and posture within the organization with a focus on keeping the company and its data assets safe.

Strategy and Management Components of CISO:

  • Further drive a culture of security across the organization through greater participation in the DevOps cycle.
  • Understand the key attack vectors and be responsible for protecting Abacus from malicious actors misusing our platform, preventing malware and account takeovers.
  • Responsible for ensuring that secure product features are created and shipped with velocity while ensure that the critical user data is safe. 
  • Responsible for protecting our production and corporate infrastructure and building the foundational infrastructure that enables us to support a secure global corporate and production environment.
  • Responsible for detecting and responding to intrusions by building and deploying advance detection capabilities, tools to analyze suspicious activities and respond to them appropriately.
  • Responsible for creating the compliance strategy, obtaining the necessary compliance certifications and drive ongoing maintenance and audits of these certifications to include but not limited to: HITRUST, SOC2, GDPR, SOX etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Bringing and maturing complex, cloud-based data products to market, and ideally have experience navigating the inherent challenges of the healthcare industry
  • Exceptional technical leader with sufficient depth in InfoSec, AppSec, and Security Operations (SecOps).
  • Identifying, analyzing, and evaluating technology risk and measure the risk quantitatively and qualitatively. The Chief Information Security Officer and their team will also be responsible for partnering with other constituents to propose and implement a security program in order to advise the business on the best risk solution portfolio.
  • Direct influence at the C-Suite level and with the platform's architectural direction. As a result, this leader will enter the organization with a deep knowledge in the Security space and thus will be the key leadership position to drive this ongoing effort. This leader will need to operate effectively as a strong influencer in the organization.
  • Protect the company’s data while reducing the number of known vulnerabilities in the production and corporate environments and access to user data in production. The Chief Information Security Officer will help drive business functions to operate in a highly secure environment. The Chief Information Security Officer in doing so, will manage Risk and Compliance to build and drive various security programs and assist with things such as vendor security reviews and compliance. The Chief Information Security Officer will be responsible for conducting internal privacy assessments art working closely with the Compliance team(s), IT, HR, Sales and Marketing, Procurement, and any third-party data vendors/providers to ensure that all other requirements pertaining to data privacy and compliance issues are upheld.
  • Promoting an effective narrative about security to ensure that there is a strong cultural fit with new and existing employees.  In addition, the leader will look to evaluate security intelligence and altitude when building out teams and functions within the company.

Requirements:

  • Domain Expertise: A strong understanding of the common security domains including Security Engineering (DevSecOps), InfoSec/InfraSec, AppSec, as well as compliance.
    • Familiarity with Public Cloud deployments and offerings in AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
    • Have obtained compliance certifications and drive ongoing maintenance and audits of certifications in the areas of HITRUST, SOC2, GDPR, SOX among others.
  • Leadership: Built and grown a world-class security team of 8-10 FTEs with an emphasis on Engineering excellence. Someone with experience managing other managers with evidence of developing and actively monitoring their former team members. The CISO will provide direct leadership by setting, communicating, and modeling high standards of performance and professionalism, developing and maintaining a high level of work ethic and personal credibility with staff and the executive team while demonstrating consistent and sound judgment.
  • Credible, Effective Driver, Communicator and Influencer: The CISO should possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate security related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences (internal and external); well-developed interpersonal and collaboration skills. The CISO should be able to point to successful programs they were able to conceive and implement across their organizations.
  • Strategic: Abacus Insights is rapidly evolving the product and use cases for their business. The CISO will demonstrate ability to create and drive an overall security strategy throughout the organization. As result, the CISO will work closely with the leadership team to define the long-term goals for the security posture and roadmap for the organization. The CISO will work closely with both internal and external security experts to ensure Abacus security processes and practices are state of the art and demonstrate the most advanced methods in enterprise security.
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Location

In the heart of Boston Financial District. 10/15 Minute walk from both South and North Station. Short walks to historic North End and Faneuil Hall.

An Insider's view of Abacus Insights

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth is a focal point at Abacus and something that is always promoted at our all hands meetings. It has been tremendously supported at Abacus and preached by leadership through action. Abacus dedicates funds for each department to attend conferences/workshops and travel associated. I haven't seen that much our of earlier stage companies.

Dave Aquilino

Talent Acquisition Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We are a small but growing company, located in 2 cities, have beads working remotely, and some travel a lot. Remaining connected to the team is critical and I use as many of the existing tools possible email, Slack, Zoom, confluence. Our offices are all open plan so accessing me is easy and it is more likely that I will access my team!

Minal Patel

CEO

What are Abacus Insights Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Participation in the Wonderfund. A non-profit focused on providing comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Abacus employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Health Care FSA, and up to $5,000 annually to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
The Abacus office is located in a dog-friendly building.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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