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Analyst, IT Security and Risk (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

Sector: Risk 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary Range: $53795.00 to $67243.75

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

About the role

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. In this role, you will assist with developing and delivering a risk-managed, IT security monitoring and incident management protocol and resolving current and evolving threats emerging within the internal and external IT environments. You expertise in information security will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.


What you will need

  • Undergraduate degree or College Diploma in a related field such as risk management, business, finance, and information management preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in information security.
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered in a field that is related to security and/or risk.
  • Knowledge of encryption.
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment and Risk Management.
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001, 27002.
  • Knowledge of security technologies such as identity management, computer forensics, application security and network security technologies.
  • Experience with IT or network operations.
  • Good communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Good influencing, negotiating, critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Skill in examining issues from the clients’/stakeholders’ perspectives, and designing and delivering business/security solutions that meet client needs.


What you will be doing

Advice and Guidance

  • Assist with the assessment of security risk events by gathering evidence to analyze and investigate the potential impacts to the entire corporation from these events.
  • Conduct research to stay abreast of security technologies and the impact of new technologies on security.
  • Develop and maintain an IT Security risk monitoring and incident management protocol to quickly identify and flag current and evolving threats.
  • Assist in the implementation of security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.


Analysis and Reporting

  • Maintain and test security processes, procedures and practices to protect and safeguard against security breaches under the direction of a Specialist, IT Security and Risk.
  • Identifies security issues and assist in designing solutions for any existing gaps to ensure security principles, policies, practices and customer’s expectations are met.
  • Performing research on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, trends and industry standards and provision of actionable strategies to address any CMHC-specific risks.
  • Respond to client requests and research solution options.
  • Assist with security threat and vulnerability analysis, technical vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.


Does this sound like you?

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Posting closing date: August 27, 2019 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled).


Job Requisition ID: 3863  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s): Anywhere in Canada 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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