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Associate Director, IT (Business Information Security Partner)

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2206202 Category Information Technology Division AbbVie

Job Purpose

The Business Information Security Partner (BISP) is a senior information security partner within the business function for all services and core solutions; responsible for prioritizing security risks across the line of business (BU’s), technology, and representing the BTO BISO in functional security matters.  Role is accountable for executing process and frameworks for application security, ensuring proper engagement and reviews of proprietary apps (in partnership with internal and external product development teams), ensuring data security and compliance to key regulatory and enterprise security policies.  Keeping abreast of changes to data privacy regulations, information security risks, threats and opportunities, compliance with corporate standards, and issues affecting all technologies/platforms within the BTO and dependent up/down stream systems. Advocate for technology innovation and investment across BTS and other internal groups.


  • Support the implementation and monitoring of an application development and security framework for external applications and technology.
  • Act as partner and proactively support technology innovations to ensure secure and ongoing stable and safe technology.
  • Ensure the implementation of ISRM, data protection and privacy standards across the business. Manage the security processes and effectively ensuring guidance in accordance to ISRM policies and procedures.
  • Communicate security strategies, risks, and gaps to non-technical stakeholders proactively and regularly.
  • Assist with the prioritization, security, and compliance risks across the business. Ensure risk remediations are prioritized appropriately with key stakeholders.
  • Work with functional IT teams to develop mitigations for system security threats and risks.
  • Serve as a cyber security subject matter expert (SME), coordinating and providing multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills, and experience in security architecture, and security management roles and responsibilities.
  • Represent the corporate Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) organization in local security and compliance matters.
  • Manage the risk register process for the business and ensure that risk dispositions are tracked and reported on
  • Provide consulting services on current and upcoming projects covering all levels IT security architecture.
  • Support formal investigations driven by various corporate functions.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and Corporate Policies across all technology.
  • Role could be located in Lake County, Illinois or remote.  If remote, it would require a minimum of 10% of time would be required to be physically present in Lake County, Illinois in addition to any other required travel.


  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 9 years of experience in Information Security and IT Risk Management.
  • 8-10 Years leading an Information Security team in a matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively partner and communicate and understand the sense of urgency
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing enterprise security solutions in a global context.
  • Deep understanding of Information Security and Risk Management frameworks impacting IT and Information Security (e.g., NIST, ISO).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a wide range of audiences (e.g., executives, technologists, business stakeholders)
  • A critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Information Security certifications preferred: CISSP
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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