Cyber Security Specialist

Location: United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-Riverside Office Complex
Shift: 1st Shift – Monday to Friday
FLSA Status: Exempt



The Cyber Security Specialist is the company lead for generating and leveraging programs and processes in defining, architecting and/or implementing cyber related protection solutions. Collaborating with the Information Systems, Internal Audit and various Graco teams is critical to the position. This is a hands-on leadership position.

Graco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications.  We have excellent corporate opportunities including positions in accounting, finance, information technology, purchasing, marketing, communications and human resources. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016.

JOB RESULT AREAS: Investigates, defines and utilizes technologies and processes to enhance security capabilities and implement improvements.  A three year cyber security roadmap has been created and will be actively used to manage priorities, activities and investments. Performs security monitoring, security and data/logs analysis, and forensic analysis and mounts incident response.

Specific Areas of Focus include, but are not limited to, the following: performing daily security monitoring duties; create a security metrics program to allow monthly reporting and trending for security data points; working with the various departments in establishing a PCI program; establishing an Information Security Awareness Program; creating an assessment criteria for SAAS providers; finalizing the Incident Management Plan; and implementing a single sign-on solution for internal users.


  • Duties will include defining cyber requirements and design  solutions, providing guidance and direction related to security technologies, performing analysis on cybersecurity collected data and test results, identifying and implementing cybersecurity design, and preparing and maintaining security related documentation.  
  • Analyzes and assesses vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, networks), investigates available tools and countermeasures to remedy the detected vulnerabilities, and recommends solutions and best practices.
  • Analyzes and assesses damage to the data/infrastructure as a result of security incidents, examines available recovery tools and processes, and recommends solutions.
  • Tests for compliance with security policies and procedures.  
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 5+ years of progressive technical (hands-on) experience related to Information requirements, determination, development, and implementation
  • Experience in security systems involving various computer hardware and software operating system and application solutions in both a stand-alone and in LAN/WAN configurations
  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability of various operating systems
  • Experience with network and system security administration, including operating system security configuration and account management best practices for UNIX (HP-UX & Solaris), MS Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and CISCO system.
  • Working knowledge of cyber security toolsets 
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment


  • Familiar with NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Familiar with Program Protection Plan (PPP)
  • Security related Network (e.g., Cisco) and Operating Systems (e.g., Solaris) certification or training
  • Desired certifications include Security+, CISSP or equivalent, CEH or equivalent


Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Our expectations are high. That’s why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!


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