Senior Cybersecurity Architect

at Apex Systems
Location San Dimas, CA
Date Posted April 10, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Top Medical device manufacturer is seeking a Cyber Security Architect.

Primary Job Function 
• Cybersecurity oversight for medical and non-medical products across division 
• Medical devices risk management 
• Cybersecurity assessments of medical devices & services 
• Cybersecurity complaint handling for medical devices 
• Deployment of cybersecurity technology 
• Customer cybersecurity queries and communication 

Core Job Responsibilities 
• Develop best practices for the design of cyber secure medical devices. 
• Coordinate with the division R&D teams to conduct security risk assessment of all medical devices & services, and develop mitigation plans. 
• Coordinate with the division R&D teams to assess security on medical devices & services by conducting technical testing to identify and address security vulnerabilities. 
• Define specific hardware and software architectures for our medical devices to reduce or eliminate cyber vulnerabilities 
• Alignment of division R&D Product Cybersecurity Risk Management processes with R&D Safety Risk Management processes for medical devices 
• Build a metrics program that leverages assessment data, internal and external vulnerability & threat intelligence sources, supplier data, and product profiles to provide insight into future trends. 
• Provide leadership in the execution of a product cybersecurity strategy, including aligning with business and product strategy, gaining executive approval and support, and overseeing successful execution 
• Collaborate with product R&D teams across division to create and maintain a Secure Product Development Lifecycle process to ensure that cybersecurity requirements/controls can be embedded within the product development process 
• Develop and employ an ongoing product cybersecurity communications, training and awareness program tailored to the evolving needs of the business and specific requirements of various user groups through change management 
• Build and maintain executive relationships necessary for the successful execution of the division product cybersecurity program. This includes: 
• Developing and maintaining external and internal relationships to influence product cybersecurity policy, standards, and program 
• Alignment with and incorporation of regulatory requirements 
• Enhancing secure interoperability and communications with extended entities (internal and external) 
• Stay abreast of changes in the business and product environment as well as the evolving regulatory and threat landscape 

Position Accountability / Scope 
This role reports to the Global Director, Information Security. Candidate is responsible for overseeing cross-functional activities that help product R&D teams build safe and secure medical devices & services that are compliant with industry regulation and meet customer and patient security/safety expectations. Candidate will be the key point of contact for all medical devices / products security related queries from frontline staff and managers, including product R&D teams across division. 

Minimum Education 
BA/BS in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or threat and risk management related disciplines. Master’s degree is desirable. 

Minimum Experience/Training Required 
• Previous work experience in a medical device cybersecurity role is required 
• Experience with medical device certifications from government agencies is preferred 
• Strong understanding of medical devices cybersecurity and the relationship between threat, vulnerability and potential customer risk in the context of risk management 
• Strong understanding of medical product safety risk and the relationship with product cybersecurity risk 
• Certifications such as CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CPP or CFE are preferred 
• Four to six years of experience working in a medical device engineering or support is preferred 
• Familiarity with FDA cybersecurity guidelines for medical devices 
• Familiarity with design of medical devices such as optical lasers, hand held point of care devices, diagnostic devices etc. is a plus 
• Deep understanding of industry standards such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, FedRAMP, RMF etc. 
• Knowledge about the latest security technologies and tools used within the product security domain, such as PKI, firewalls, IDS/IPS, 2-factor authentication, network segmentation, etc. is highly desired

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