Vice President + Chief Information Security Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Robert Booker is the Chief Information Security Officer for UnitedHealth Group. In this role, Mr. Booker is responsible for information risk management for all of UnitedHealth Group business segments. Mr. Booker has been with UnitedHealth Group since July of 2008.
Mr. Booker’s responsibilities are focused upon information risk management in support of the trust and accountability that UnitedHealth Group delivers to bring quality, affordability, access and simplicity to the health care system. Mr. Booker’s role also requires the development of performance metrics for information risk within the organization and responsibility for cost management and service level management for delivered programs.
Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Mr. Booker managed business continuity, security and governance programs for BT Americas – the U.S. division of British Telecom focused on international networking and IT services. Mr. Booker has built and managed numerous information security programs for companies both in the United States and around the world in a number of industries including energy, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance, and professional services as well as state and federal government.
Mr. Booker presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) and has been instrumental in establishing a common security framework for the health industry. In his career, he has also has presented at numerous security conferences including the MIS Training Institute’s CISO Summit, RSA Conference, Gartner Group’s IT Security and IT Summit Conferences, the Burton Group’s Catalyst conference, and the Meta Group’s Energy Information Strategies conference.