1+ months

Network Security Architect

Waukegan, IL

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 Network Security Architect is responsible for researching, designing and implementing secure business focused solutions that meet or exceed corporate policies and government mandates.  This includes developing roadmap and migration strategies for existing architecture.

Core Job Responsibilities

Research, design and advocate new technologies, architectures, and security products that will support security requirements for the enterprise and its customers

Work closely with enterprise architects, other functional area architects and specialists to ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements

In-depth understanding of network hardware configuration, networking protocols, networking standards, hardening standards, and network architecture. 

Communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, oral and written, in an easily-understood, authoritative, and actionable manner

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree plus 3+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Degree in Computer Science or related discipline a plus but not required.

Formal certification in security and / or privacy management, including but not limited to, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CISM, CIPP/EU/US, and/or CISA is a plus

Minimum Experience and training:

Knowledge of cybersecurity concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, risk, confidentiality, integrity, availability, cryptography, network security, web security, etc.)

Networking devices / systems – firewall, IPS, Stealthwatch, Cisco ISE,

Cloud environments such as AWS environments, Azure cloud

Strong understanding of industry standards such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800-53, CIS Top 20 Critical Security Controls (formerly SANS).

Experience with manufacturing plant IT networks.

Ability to present to diverse business and technical audiences and “sell” cybersecurity to those who may not be educated on cybersecurity risks impacting the business

Innovative thinking to develop new ideas and create solutions to better help the organization

Excellent teamwork, leadership, and service skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to work with cross-functional teams

Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and applications.
Job Family: Information Risk & Quality Assurance
Division: GIS Global Information Services
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance: No
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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