Director Information Security
Toronto, Ontario
3d ago

Loading... Title : Director Information Security Job ID : BP655942930This is a full time position with our client based in MississaugaThe Director, Information Security is the Information Security Officer (ISO) for the Enterprise, responsible for establishing and managing the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

The Director directs staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining processes and technologies across the enterprise to ensure information and information technology risks are within acceptable levels as defined by the CIO, CEO and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

This role is also responsible for developing and executing a cybersecurity strategy for the organization, intended to drive situational awareness, collaboration, deliver meaningful services, and create unity and consensus on what efforts are important to more effectively address cyber across the diverse complex environment.

Things You Need to Have :

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent work experience; an M.B.A. or M.S. in information security is preferred
  • A minimum of fifteen years of IT experience, with five years in an information security role in a supervisory capacity
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) / GIAC GSEC (Global Information Assurance Certification - Security Essentials Certification)
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with business managers, IT engineering and IT operations staff
  • A strong understanding of the business impact of security tools, technologies and policies
  • Strong leadership abilities, with the capability to develop and guide information security team members and IT operations personnel, and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience working with legal, audit and compliance staff as well as developing and maintaining policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Experience with common information security management frameworks, such as International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework and other leading edge security frameworks
  • Ability to lead and represent the organization at industry councils and committees.
  • Things You Will be Doing : The Director leads the staff and associated activities of the organization’s Security Strategy and Security team

  • Reporting to the VP of I&TS and CIO, the Director role is critical to ensuring the organizations security program is effective at identifying, detecting, responding and recovering from a cybersecurity event.
  • The Director represents I&TS Information Security to the ELT, Board, and the rest of the company; and ensures that the security team evolves in organization, capability, and equipment in order to keep pace with the threat environment

    The Director role is composed of a variety of activities, including very tactical, operational and strategic activities in support of the ISO's program initiatives.

    Four cornerstone (extensive descriptions for each of these responsibilities is available) responsibilities include :

  • Strategic support
  • Security liaison
  • Architecture / engineering support
  • Operational support
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