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Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Cybersecurity Risk Analyst (100% Remote) in Nashville, Tennessee

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Job Description:

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Job Purpose:

Caterpillar’s cybersecurity team is seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Risk Analyst to manage data-driven information security risk analysis efforts. As the thought leader for cybersecurity risk analysis and quantification, the incumbent will collaborate with business partners to scope and execute the analysis, communicate the results to leadership and promote the risk quantification methodology.


The responsibilities for this role are:

  • 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

  • Guide assessors and business partners in the accurate use of FAIR concepts in providing inputs to the FAIR-based GRC 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

Basic Requirements:

  • 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, Information Technology or Auditing

  • Risk quantification and/or risk management experience with proven ability to effectively apply risk principles to challenging business situations

  • OpenFAIR Foundation certification and experience in applying the FAIR Body of Knowledge to decompose and analyze complex risk issues

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

  • Excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills

  • Strong 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

  • Proficient in Microsoft O365 products

Top Candidate Will Also Have:

  • Subject matter expertise in development of risk appetite and/or risk register

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

Additional Details:

  • Location: Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; East Peoria, Illinois or Remote within the United States

  • Relocation is offered

  • Remote work is offered

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance. We offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits [medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401(k)] along with the potential of an annual bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details:

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This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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