Abbott Cybersecurity Sr. Manager in Waukegan, Illinois

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.

Job Summary:

Oversee Cybersecurity risk management and governance initiatives and operations, including applications, systems, architectures, and infrastructure that are operationally viable and efficient. Ensure appropriate leveraging of security technologies and controls to protect the organization’s systems and information and enable achievement of the organization’s business objectives. Manage and design innovative integration of cybersecurity toolsets to enable more automated discovery, remediation, and alerting of people, process and technology vulnerabilities, as a means of improving the security posture. Manage the development of Cybersecurity policy and standards. Assess and enforce security compliance of Abbott technology and vendors.

Job Responsibilities:

Reports to the Director of Cybersecurity & Risk Management. The scope of this position is Abbott wide and considers the information security implications unique to all Abbott divisions when developing governance and risk management strategies. May have direct budget responsibility.

•Lead a risk-based cyber security program which meets regulatory requirements and aligns with industry leading information security practices.

•Lead threat identification and mitigation activities using industry leading security controls and tools sets.

•Advance the Company’s cyber threat and vulnerability management program to ensure consistent identification, analysis, response, and monitoring of cyber security threats, events, and vulnerabilities.

•Assess threats to the business including third-party risks and deploy countermeasures for those threats.

•Collaborate with business units, application development teams, and third-party vendors to achieve program requirements while enabling the business.

•Apply technical knowledge to protect the Company against cyber threats (e.g., knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, data loss prevention solutions, endpoint protections, log aggregation technology and other leading-edge security technologies).

•Facilitate cross team coordination to achieve defined security goals as well as meet technical requirements in support of detailed implementation plans for security projects.

•Lead security projects to ensure the timely, on budget, and effective implementation of cyber security improvements that are operationally supported with validation methods in place to measure effectiveness.

•Direct assessment of cyber security incidents to identify the root cause, respond, and recover the environment.

•Establish strategies, policy and standards to protect company information and technology assets.

•Manage capital and operational expense budgets to ensure accurate forecasting and administration.

•Develop and execute strategies which develop individual team member skills and abilities.


• Bachelor's degree or higher in Information Security, Risk or IT Management, Computer Science, or related field; or equivalent experience

• Master degree preferred.


• 5 to 7 years IT security and/or risk management experience is required.

• 10 to 15 years of general IT experience is required.

• Possess CISSP/CISM certification (or similar) and/or be knowledgeable of national and international regulatory compliances and frameworks such as ISO, SOX, BASEL II, EU DPD, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.

• Experience with implementation and operational use of GRC toolsets (Governance Risk and Compliance)

• Requires strong analytical skills, business intelligence, effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational intelligence, relationship management, the ability to make meaningful decisions based on sound judgement, and the ability to work effectively with a variety of roles from Executive Management to Security Analysts.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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