Abbott Lead Engineer, Cyber Security (Medical Device) in Plano, Texas

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.

The Cyber Security Engineer will conduct security monitoring, initial triage and analysis, incoming notification management, related data collection or event enrichment, and may conduct initial victim notifications.

Must be prepared and able to protect Abbott’s assets and information resources from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction.

Job Requirements

  • Leads analysis of intelligence data as it pertains to the security of the corporate enterprise environment Uses the Threat Assessment Model for the Abbott’s Computer Threat Action Center (CTAC) as a ‘living process’ capable of necessary evolution in different security postures and environments.

  • Provides technical, proactive threat assessments of Abbott systems and networks understood to be at risk Monitors and reports on trending or emerging cyber threats applicable to Abbott systems and networks

  • Creates Intelligence Assessments with appropriate levels of clearance for multiple audiences

  • Participates in and supports the implementation, development, enhancements, and modifications to software source code, scripts, and procedures to embedded across IT, OT and Medical Technologies

  • Contributes to and supports a variety of test phase efforts e.g. Penetration tests, audit procedure, risk control framework, certifications and coordinate remediation

  • Understands the process of developing and refining Intelligence Requirements as an output of the Threat Assessment Model

  • Is familiar with assessing the Modus Operandi (MO) of groups of interest and reporting key motivators and targets

  • Understands Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) and Computer Network Attack (CNA) tools and tradecraft and the hallmarks of their usage in logging and behavior

  • Recognizes signatures, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with preparation for and execution/implementation of CNE/CNA attacks

  • Investigates security events and/or incidents as required by CTAC leader

  • Interacts with and participates in meetings of local/regional security organizations (ISC2, DC612, OWASP, NAISG) for off-wire intelligence


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, and Mathematics, Engineering, Business or area of functional responsibility preferred, or equivalent 7 years of industry work experience

  • GICSP, CISSP, CEH or equivalent certification preferred

  • Experience in supporting security response

  • Experience in Healthcare industry or other heavily regulated industry i.e. DOD, DOE, NSA

  • Practical experience in security engineering, applied cryptography and authentication standards

  • Experience developing and rolling out secure application development classes

  • Experience with Android and iOS security and testing background

  • Demonstrated ability to handle technical challenges

  • High degree of knowledge on deployed operating systems

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email