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Security Compliance Lead

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 27, 2024

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Security Compliance Lead role is accountable for facilitation and ensuring our domain teams align with all policies, procedures, regulations, and IT risk management processes. Collaborates cross-functionally to help mature and execute the IT Risk Security and Compliance processes which includes governance, risk assessment, risk analysis, risk metrics, risk reporting, internal/external audit support.  Provides leadership for the creation of a Compliance Strategy, project execution and improvement initiatives for IT.  Creates strategies and processes related to all areas of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.  Also, coordinates the efforts of several groups to ensure compliance with Personal Identifiable Health Information, as well as other federal and industry regulations and requirements. This role will also ensure adherence to Training Compliance within the IT domain areas.

In this role you'll be responsible for:

  • Compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring that all applicable AbbVie IT policies and procedures are followed.  Reviews and provides input to improve procedures as applicable.
  • Establishing and overseeing formal risk analysis and risk-assessment programs for various Information services, systems and processes.
  • Ensuring and monitoring compliance with Personal Identifiable Health Information, as well as other federal and industry regulations and requirements. Work with business teams to ensure data is properly classified.
  • Liaison with Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance, Security and Risk Management to support the remediation of risks; ensuring risks are tracked to closure.
  • Participating in the creation and maintenance of AbbVie’s risk, security & compliance policies, standards, guidelines, and baselines.
  • Ensuring adherence to our corporate wide IS Security program.
  • Collaborating and working cross-functionally to develop and operationalize a robust continuous learning training framework. Facilitate along with the respective trainers the sessions to educate IR BTS staff and clients as deemed necessary.
  • Maintaining awareness and expertise on governance, risk, security & compliance trends through training and industry research to proactively ensure we minimize the risks to our environment.
  • Ensuring that IR systems and/or platforms are compliant with technology policies and other regulatory requirements.

Experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role:


  • Bachelor’s Degree Information Technology, Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 5 -10 years of experience with IT Compliance, IT Risk, and/or IT Audit
  • In-depth understanding with all aspects of regulatory and contractual compliance, especially Personal Identifiable Information and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements
  • Experience communicating and presenting both verbally and in writing to various audiences, including committees, large groups, senior management, and executive leadership.
  • Experience with IT process, risk and control frameworks, such as COBIT, ISO 27001, ITIL, Risk IT.


  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment design and delivery.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task and strong problem resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional teams towards task completion.
  • Requires knowledge of outsourcing methodologies and operating models and working with professional services firms
  • Requires experience overseeing geographically distributed and culturally diverse workgroups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of business and technology trends.
  • Strong interpersonal / relationship management skills.

Why Business Technology Solutions

For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, shape the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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