Cyber Security Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist

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Grid System After Sales offers services, parts, improvements and upgrades of the installed base, both ABB and competitors installations. The product portfolio served includes HVDC, HVDC Light, SVC, STATCOM (SVC Light), Energy Storages, and Cables. This position will serve as Cyber Security Specialist for Grid Systems in North America (NAM) fulfilling requirements for product management and providing a key interface for this area of expertise between customers, local project management, third-party contractors and international engineering teams. Our chosen candidate will be a highly motivated, self-directed individual and will work directly with customers to identify and solve cyber security needs and concerns. In addition to the strong technical expertise generally tending towards infrastructure and/or systems. He/she will have demonstrated a solid customer focus.


- Work with Users of HVDC and FACTS systems in our customer organizations to develop and install a cyber-security solution that meets or exceeds existing standards and enables systems to operate at full potential by allowing remote connections.
- Lead security assessments of customer systems, services, and programs.
- Analyze, configure and test various cyber security controls and technologies. These duties typically fall within two areas of focus: Either Infrastructure such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, switching, and routing; or Systems such as servers, malware prevention, account management, backup and recovery.
- Monitor cyber security controls, both remotely and on-site, to manage security events and/or possible cyber security incidents.
- Develop approaches for industry-specific threat analyses and the generation of vulnerability reports.
- Develop detailed remediation reports and recommendations for compliance and security improvements across industries based on changing threats.
- Maintain deep understanding of information technology networking and infrastructure, particularly as they pertain to cyber security.
- Develop or maintain proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint for the purposes of documentation.
- Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, technical cyber security requirements and concerns, to customers, stakeholders within Grid Systems, as well as other ABB personnel.
- Work closely with the business development/sales team to support, and at times lead, the proposal/tender development for new business opportunities related to cyber security only projects.

Complexity of Tasks

Tasks for this role require a high level of complexity and commitment.

- Requires thorough knowledge of cyber security terminology and standards as well as an understanding of the way NAM utilities operate. Specific knowledge about SCADA, HVDC and FACTS products is a plus but not required.
- Requires strong communication and negotiation skills to work with customers in addressing their concerns and requirements as well as balancing the commercial requirements of ABB.
- The job involves domestic travel as this position works closely with customers at their site locations.
- An initial several week period in Sweden or in US to gain greater understanding of ABB Grid Systems offerings.
- Champions the appropriate solution/approach working through the various stakeholders collaboratively to ensure achievement of final goals.


Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor degree
- Minimum of five (5) years of Cyber or Network Security experience
- High School Diploma or GED and 9 years of Cyber or Network Security experience

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor degree in Information Technology or Computer Science
- NERC CIP or alternate compliance experience is preferred.
- Understanding of technologies and concepts such as security hardening, change management, and baselining, in addition to Virtual Private Networking, security zones, DNS, TCP/IP, network packet analyzers, and syslog; or alternately, Active Directory, DNS, TCP/IP, RDP, SharePoint, Tripwire Enterprise, event logs, ports and services.
- Understanding of cyber security policies, including defense in depth strategies, roles and responsibilities, security management controls, incident response/recovery and contingency planning.
- Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a CISSP Certification. Additionally, other security certifications (such as CISA) or senior industry certifications (such as Cisco Professional or Microsoft Engineer) are preferred.

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.

ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.

The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Saint-Laurent, QC, Quebec, Canada
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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