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Concordia University

Montreal QC

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  • Analyst
  • Security - Continuity - Risk


This represents a full-time indeterminate contract. Please note that knowledge of French is mandatory to effectively participate in external committee meetings.


Reporting to the Director, IT Architecture, Security and Planning, the incumbent reviews current policies and develops Information Security and IT Security policies, directives and procedures.

Primary responsibilities

  • Perform IT security audit and lead vulnerability assessment and monitor audit corrective action plan; define IT security standards.
  • Monitor external technology security risks and review technology trends.
  • Develop a set of information security policies.
  • Build and maintain an information security awareness program.
  • Setup a security incident response team and review procedures on an ongoing basis
  • Provide security monitoring procedures and ensure IT staff monitor systems on a regular basis.
  • Monitor IT security risks and produce reports (e.g. risk report, monthly dashboards)
  • Participate to solution architecture review and ensure security requirements are met.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and at least five years of related work experience.
  • Certified Security Professional certification (SSCP, CISSP, GIAC or other recognized security certifications) desirable.
  • Knowledge of international security standards and best practices (ISO27001, FISMA and other equivalents standards) and of Quebec ("Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels") and Canadian laws (Privacy Act, PIPEDA) highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Macintosh, UNIX and Linux system administration in a networked environment.
  • Knowledge of network technologies.
  • Discretion about IT security incidents.
  • Good spoken and written English and French (Level 4) to communicate effectively with members of the community.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a structured environment where teamwork is essential as well as work with various investigation bodies.
  • Capability to work under pressure while maintaining harmonious relations with co-workers.


  • $73,534- $87,881per annum