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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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