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Philips Product Security Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Effective January 4th, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips. Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

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Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common: An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So, whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.

As Product Security Officer you are the leading expert (and responsible) in the your designated business, markets and functions for all activities related to information, products, services and solutions security, both internally and for the products and services we deliver to our customers.

The Product Security Officer works across various environments, markets and business teams to maintain and expand a world-class capability and culture around product security and ensures that formal regulations and certifications are kept up to date and adhered to

You are responsible for

  • Reporting on Product Security Business specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);

  • Working with Quality and Regulatory on Product Security process and procedures to be established or updated in the Quality Management System;

  • Understand key market Regulatory Requirements;

  • Supporting the Group Security to drive security standards throughout the business;

  • Champion the importance of product security during the life cycle of products;

  • Support/localize information security training and awareness activity for product managers, program managers Quality and Regulatory and architect teams;

  • Identify Security Risks throughout the Product Development Life Cycle;

  • Work with Cross Functional teams to provide Security Requirements Guidance and Secure by Design Guidance based on a risk based approach;

  • Ensure customer security requirements are being addressed within our products;

  • Supporting business initiatives by providing solutions based on security best practices, regulatory and customer requirements;

  • Conducting Product Security Risk Assessments for Business products and solutions;

  • Supporting the development of risk mitigation and control plans for the product in the Business;

  • Ensuring that all Static Code Analysis, Penetration testing, and Vulnerability assessments are completed in the Product verification phase;

  • Communicating risks and recommendations to mitigate risks to the senior management;

  • Supporting the development of Customer security documentation/product labeling;

  • Ensure compliance and act in accordance with Philips GBP - General Business Principles policies and Information Security;

  • Supporting businesses in maintaining external business certifications and compliance with other (international) guidelines for information security

  • Assisting with business internal audits and overseeing and guiding external audits related to its products and services in the markets

  • Assisting with business internal audits and overseeing and guiding external audits related to its products and services in the markets

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum of 10 years in product/information security or risk management and/or related functions (such as IT audit, IT Risk Management and IT Compliance)

  • Information security management or audit qualifications such as CISM, CISSP, CISA, or CRISC;

  • Experience in Health information security management (ISO 27799, ISO/IEC 80001, RMF for DoD, EU MDR, UL 2900)

  • Excellent knowledge Laws and regulations on cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and breach notification (95/46/EC, HIPAA, FDA Pre and Post Cybersecurity Requirements, ISO/TS 14265, 21CFR820, SB1386, etc.)

  • Domain specific standards and approaches on privacy and product security (DICOM, IHE)

  • Practical experience in highly regulated environment (FDA, SOx, Export, Privacy/GDPR, HIPAA)

  • Excellent knowledge of ISO27001/2 and NIST Cybersecurity frameworks

  • Experience working in a large global organization

  • Excellent understanding of how different business units integrate into the strategic vision, business trends and the direction Security must take to support the business

  • Strong interpersonal skills – communication, presentation, ability to influence and lead

  • Motivated, positive attitude, and results-oriented

  • Fluent in English, additional languages - an advantage

  • Willingness to travel as needed

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

How we work at Philips

Our newly adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.​

Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:​

We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when, and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams, and our customers on a case-by-case basis. ​

We want to be at our best: The way we work, and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best. ​

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Philips Electronics Ltd is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.