Cybersecurity Specialist

in Alameda, CA

Cybersecurity Specialist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID


  • Req #


  • Job Location

    Alameda, CA, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.


This Cybersecurity Specialist position can work out in one of the following locations: Alameda (CA), Bend (OR), Chicago (IL), or Orlando (FL).

Cybersecurity Specialist is responsible for ongoing analysis of internal and external cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, and the production of actionable intelligence for the organization. Individuals in this role collect data from multiple sources and recommend vulnerability mitigation approaches as well as provide detailed analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats. Individuals in this role provide assistance to security operations personnel to aid in identifying and blocking threats through development of signatures and configuration recommendations for security tools.

What You’ll Work On

  • Review cybersecurity threat and vulnerability intelligence briefings from multiple internal and external sources.

  • Meet with internal and external intelligence sharing forums and organizations to facilitate appropriate information sharing

  • Interface with platform management and operations teams to aid in tool configuration and to ensure appropriate log review by operations personnel and data production for input into security intelligence program

  • Facilitate development of patterns for analysis tools used to identify and thwart malicious attacks

  • Maintain a high level of technical knowledge on security


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field

  • 5 years of experience in product cybersecurity or related field

  • Strong understanding of security concepts and best practices

  • Experience with insider risk management

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment


  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CSSLP, CEH) 

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $83,000.00 – $166,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • risk management
  • cybersecurity
  • vulnerability assessment
  • incident response
  • insider risk management
  • grc
  • security operations
  • penetration testing
  • governance, risk management, & compliance (grc)
  • vulnerability management

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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