• Information Security Advisor Toronto
  • SPECTRAFORCE in Toronto, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Security Advisor

12 Contract - Extendable

Remote- Toronto ON or Chicago IL

Job Description

Provides information security consulting services for Client overall and businesses/groups. Liaises with stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities and enables Client to meet its goals by understanding business vision, objectives and KPIs. Leads the development of information security strategy by understanding business processes, policies, information and information systems. Builds exceptional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ensures that requirements and solutions align to a real business need, are approved by all relevant stakeholders, and meets essential information security standards. Provides thought leadership, promotes new processes and methodologies and emerging technologies, with the flexibility to align to the unique requirements of the business/group and deliverables.
• Understands and can explain to others the core processes, risks and mitigation... techniques for designated areas.
• May work with vendors to troubleshoot issues to meet service expectations.
• Understands the strategy, plans, activities and needs of all stakeholders and translates those business needs into solutions and makes recommendations.
• Provides advice, counsel and support on information security matters and recommends solutions to assigned business/group leaders on principles, frameworks, programs, approaches, trends, legislation and regulatory requirements including interpretation of policy and identification and management of risk.
• Builds credibility and influences/negotiates effectively to drive business performance through development and delivery of information security solutions.
• Tracks metrics and milestones, providing recommendations for resolution and escalating as appropriate when issues arise.
• Facilitates discussions and follows a disciplined approach to plan, elicit, analyse, document, communicate and manage initiatives and issues with stakeholders by applying a variety of elicitation techniques to probe, challenge and understand associated risks.
• Promotes process improvements and methodologies; keeps emerging information security issues and trends in mind and ensures standards are followed.
• Creates professional presentations and deliver them in a meaningful concise way.
• Assesses information security impact to a project’s benefits and risks when scope changes.
• Develops and champions information security best practices, including staying abreast of industry information security and business trends through benchmarking and/or participation in professional associations.
• Gathers, examines and interprets data and information to extract meaningful insights, answer business questions and provide actionable recommendations.
• Assists with continuous improvement activities and root cause analysis with the goal of strengthening information security capabilities.
• Ensures consistent, high quality practices/work and the achievement of business results in alignment with business/group strategies and with productivity goals.
• Focus is primarily on business/group within Client; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
• Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
• Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.
• Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

• Typically between 2 - 4 years of relevant experience and a post-secondary degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Information Systems or a related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Preference for candidates who have or are pursuing at least one certification in a related field, with strong preference for information security certifications from a well-recognized institution (e.g. (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS).
• Understanding of industry standards and frameworks e.g. NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF), ISO 27001 and 27002, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), etc. - In-depth.
• Experience in information security concepts and methodology.
• Knowledge of business analysis, project delivery practices and standards across the project lifecycle - In-depth.
• Knowledge of information security processes, procedures and controls - In-depth.
• Understanding of and problem solving ability for information security issues within their business group - Working.
• Understanding of information security risk and regulatory requirements - In-depth.
• Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.
• Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.
• Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.
• Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.
• Influence skills - In-depth.
• Data driven decision making - In-depth.

Toronto ON


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