Cyber Security Specialist (2 Vacancies)

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The incumbent participates in the planning, evaluation, implementation, and operations of hardware and software security solutions. The incumbent monitors for threats, leverages solutions to identify threats, and contains cyber risks.


  • Deploy and test technology to log critical events
  • Develop techniques to trigger alarms and identify possible cyber threats requiring investigation
  • Analyse firewall traffic and network security logs for threat awareness
  • Investigate and recommend hardware or software solution to enhance existing security measures
  • Assess potential system vulnerabilities by scheduling monthly and ad-hoc penetration testing and vulnerability assessment exercises
  • Identify zero-day threats and take proactive measures to minimize exposure and risk
  • Escalate security incidents and system breaches to department leadership
  • Collaborate with network and infrastructure specialists to ensure network administration and server installations meet security standards and compliance requirements
  • Contain security threats as quickly as possible, once discovered, while minimizing impacts to business operations
  • Acts as a guiding resource and initial escalation point for incident response when identified by SOC operators
  • Audit the activities of College staff and students to ensure policy compliance
  • Investigate security and privacy breaches by reviewing logs, interpreting data, and developing documentation for the legal department
  • Work with the legal department to develop policies required to meet legal and accreditation requirements
  • Coordinate the collection of evidence during forensic investigations by working with internal resources, regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies
  • Work with functional areas of the Information Systems department to identify clear roles and responsibilities in the event of disaster or data loss
  • Coordinate the collection of evidence during forensic investigations by working with internal resources, regulatory authorities, and enforcement agencies
  • Create guidelines and procedures to manage cyber threats
  • Review the adherence to protocols and work with the operations team to maximize adherence to events
  • Establish and maintain a set of security standards applicable to all technology implementations
  • Deliver workshops and education to the Information Systems department regarding cyber risks and case studies related to network security
  • Coordinate cyber-threat awareness training to assess risk competencies of Conestoga employees
  • Stay current on existing threats and risks that could impact the College
  • Coordinate with InfoSec communities on emerging threats


  • Three year Diploma/Degree in Information Technology
  • Industry related IT Data Security certifications such as CISSP, (ISC)2 associate, CompTIA Security Plus
  • Five years of related practical experience
  • Strong understanding of IP, TCP/IP, and other networking administration protocols
  • System administration experience in an Active Directory and Windows Server environment
  • Familiarity with Palo Alto firewalls and Cisco routers is desired