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Cybersecurity is embedded in everything we do at Caterpillar, from the core IT systems used by tens of thousands of Caterpillar employees and business partners deployed on premise or within a Cloud provider to the products and machinery that we sell to our customers. The Cybersecurity organization has undergone a major transformation, and we are seeking the right talent to join the team.

The Risk Analysis Lead will manage and directly contribute to data-driven information security risk analysis efforts and related processes. The chosen candidate will collaborate with business partners to scope and execute the analysis and communicate the results to leadership. 


• Development, application and maintenance of Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR)-based models, standard analysis scenarios and risk quantification tools/techniques

• Scope and facilitate risk quantification meetings and working group sessions

• Communicate results of analysis to process partners and leadership 

• Engage with business partners to have meaningful discussions on threats, compensating controls, policies and risk

• Implement, maintain, and guide assessors and business partners in the use of a risk triage process

• Develop and deliver both formal and informal risk quantification/FAIR training and socialization efforts

• Establish, develop and manage key partnerships

• Support risk reporting dashboards for cybersecurity and business partner leadership

• Participate in risk management efforts and support the Governance, Risk and Compliance team



Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor (4-year) degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business or other degrees in related fields

• 6+ years of experience in Cybersecurity or Information Technology

• 3+ years of experience risk quantification and/or risk management experience 

• At least one of the following active certifications or ability and willingness to obtain within one year: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC

• 3+ years of experience in Microsoft O365 products


Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:


• Subject matter expertise in risk quantification, management, governance and development of risk appetite

• OpenFAIR certification

• Experience in applying FAIR methodology

• Baseline Knowledge of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) concepts

• Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills

• Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to senior leadership

• Focus on quality and attention to detail; strong organizational skills


If remote, the employee will be onsite 75% of the time for the first 6 months. After 6 months travel will be up to 25%. If employee is located in Peoria, travel will be up to 10%.


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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