Abbott Director, Cybersecurity in Alameda, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Diabetes Care (ADC) has a new role as Cybersecurity Director which will report directly to the Head of IT, ADC. The Cybersecurity Director is responsible for overseeing cross-functional activities that help the ADC R&D teams build safe and secure products that are compliant with industry regulations and meet customer and patient security/safety expectations, as well as ensure non-product related applications are compliant from an information and infrastructure security perspective. The Cybersecurity Director will be the key point of contact for all products and non-product security related queries from front-line staff and managers, including product R&D teams, compliance teams from corporate as well as within ADC.

Primary Job Scope:

  • Cybersecurity risk management

  • Cybersecurity signal assessments

  • Cybersecurity compliant handling

  • Cybersecurity technology deployment

  • Cybersecurity customer queries and communications


  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Provide leadership in the execution of a product and non-product cybersecurity strategy, to include aligning with business and product strategy, gaining executive approval and support, and overseeing successful execution.

  • Collaborate with product R&D teams across divisions to create and maintain a Secure Product Development Lifecycle process to ensure that cybersecurity requirements/controls can be embedded within the product development process.

  • Build a metrics program that leverages assessment data, internal and external vulnerability & threat intelligence sources, supplier data, and product profiles to provide insight into future trends.

  • Coordinate with the division R&D teams to conduct product cybersecurity security risk assessment and develop mitigation plans.

  • Coordinate with the division and shared services team to conduct non-product and applications related cybersecurity risk assessment and mitigation plans.

  • Alignment of division R&D Product Cybersecurity Risk Management processes with R&D Safety Risk Management processes for medical devices.

  • Coordinate with the division R&D teams to assess security technical testing on medical devices/products to identify and address security vulnerabilities.

  • Develop and employ an ongoing product cybersecurity communications, training and awareness program tailored to the evolving needs of the business and specific requirements of various user groups through change management.

  • Build and maintain executive relationships necessary for the successful execution of the division product cybersecurity program.

  • Serve as ADC’s HIPAA Security Officer and partner with ADC’s Privacy Officer on compliance with applicable global security frameworks.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or related field.

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity and the relationship between threat, vulnerability and potential customer risk in the context of risk management.


  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Experience with medical product safety risk and the relationship with product cybersecurity risk.

  • Familiarity with FDA cybersecurity guidelines for medical devices.

  • Additional experience in industries such as defense, aeronautics or financial services, among others.

  • Experience with large, multinational organizations.

  • 6-8 years of experience in product engineering or support.

  • Certifications such as CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CPP or CFE.

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