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Security Specialist

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Location: Denver, CO, United States
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description


This is a security leadership role on the Threat & Vulnerability Management Team and is focused on delivery of security expertise and leadership for the advancement, execution and sustainability of the Threat & Vulnerability Management Program (TVM).

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic/thought leadership on maturing and optimizing Threat & Vulnerability Management Programs.
  • Maintain clear ownership and daily accountability of TVM security operational processes and technologies.
  • Provide direction and support of operational tools and methods for identifying and communicating vulnerable items for Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM).
  • Provide input and support to leaders/peers from architecture, engineering, and IT operations on architecting tools and solutions related to vulnerability and secure configuration management.
  • Obtain and maintain knowledge on existing security procedures and directives related to vulnerability management.
  • Provide overview of services and status of key project to stakeholders and security leadership.
  • SME on team deliverables and key projects. Provide oversight for TVM activities such as; new tool implementation/investigation, significant changes, and process improvements.
  • Develop and report on metrics to departmental and business unit leaders & stakeholders.
  • Maintenance and configuration of API’s for creating vulnerability groups in ServiceNow
  • Develop and maintain workflows in ServiceNow related to vulnerability management remediation processes.
  • Interface with IT Operations staff and leadership to drive efficiency into vulnerability management processes in ServiceNow
  • Educate Caterpillar workforce on TVM operational processes to ensure successful execution.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor (4 year) degree in Security Engineering/Architecture, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a related field

  • 5 years of Cybersecurity, Information Technology, military cyber position, or Risk Management

  • 5-8 years of Information Technology experience


Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:

  • One or more professional information security certification from an accredited institution (CISSP, CCSP, CSSLP, CISM, GISCP, GWAPT, GWEB etc.)

  • Other vendor certifications such as ServiceNow and Qualys are preferred, but not required.

  • 5+ years of Information Security Knowledge of Information Security, IT Risks and Controls assessment.

  • Knowledge of information security frameworks, ISO 27001, 27002, NIST CSF, NIST 800-82.

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity risks associated with vulnerability testing, patch management, and secure configuration management.

  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools & technologies such as Qualys.

  • Experience with Vulnerability Response Module in ServiceNow or other ServiceNow module experience.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, changing priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change, while multitasking effectively.

  • Exhibit strong influencing / negotiation skills as well as written/verbal communication skills and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work with and influence developers, development managers, project managers, technology peers, and business contacts are required.

  • Linux or Windows administration experience.

  • Good knowledge of REST API integration.

This position offers an opportunity for Remote Work, if located outside of East Peoria, IL. 

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at
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Dec 12, 2019


United States