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Cyber HUB Security Threat Investigators

September 13 2021
Categories Information Technology, Networking, Analyst, Security, Continuity, Risk, Information technology
Mississauga, ON

Two (2) contract positions to March 31, 2022

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) has an exciting opportunity for two Information Technology experts with extensive experience in cyber security within the education system. If you qualify for such a role, read on.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Information Officer, you'll utilize your expertise in continuously monitoring, detecting, analyzing, combating, and neutralizing cyber threats. As a Cyber HUB Security Threat Investigator, you'll seek out cyber weaknesses and stealthy attackers while performing deep dives into data to understand pre- and post-cyber-attacks, maintain situational awareness while proactively analyzing incoming security signals in real time with a balance of accuracy and speed using a variety of proprietary and third-party tools, and function as part of a collaborative team assessing the scope of attacks and the affected systems. You'll also analyze vulnerability assessments and mitigate the associated cyber security risk before it affects the organization, and maintain an analytical approach in threat actor-based investigations as you thrive in a fast-paced and time-sensitive environment.

Additionally, you'll be responsible for the overall coordination and assessment of cyber threats against each Board in the hub, and communicate with other provincial cyber security hubs, Ministry of Education and cyber security leads of various school boards on current threats, while promoting collaboration and coordination between school boards to strengthen cyber security practices and recommend opportunities to manage cyber security risks. You'll also investigate and provide reporting on cyber threats, incidences and common issues among school boards.

This position may require overtime including evenings, weekends and holidays. Overtime could be required on short notice in order to respond to current threats and incidents.


With a post-secondary education in an Information Technology field, such as cyber security, information systems or another related field, and a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years' work experience in Information Technology Kindergarten to Grade 12 cyber security, you have the solid foundation this role demands. Your success as a Cyber HUB Security Threat Investigator will also be supported by the following:

  • Demonstrated understanding of incident response processes and/or procedures
  • Ability to analyze and interpret Firewall events, Intrusion Prevention System alerts, suspicious emails, syslog, and any other resources that provide insight into overall IT network and security infrastructure
  • Detailed knowledge of cloud technologies including Microsoft Azure and Google
  • Basic knowledge of LAN/WAN concepts and technologies, TCP/IP, and packet captures
  • General knowledge of school board applications including Financial, Human Resource, Student Information Systems and Virtual Learning Management Systems
  • Experience with SIEM solutions such as Microsoft Sentinel and endpoint protection such as MS Defender
  • Demonstrated and detailed knowledge of Microsoft, MAC, and Linux operating systems
  • Experience providing security guidance for IT projects including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls to assist in the mitigation of identified risks
  • Understanding of common network vulnerabilities and penetration testing
  • Programming knowledge (Bash, KQL, Python, etc.)
  • Analytical mind with strong attention to detail and a commitment to quality of service
  • Strong complex problem-solving, troubleshooting, and reasoning skills. Independent work and research on complex IT security topics are critical.
  • Excellent technical, presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively communicate and articulate complex security concepts
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment


One (1) or more of the following certifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester

SALARY RANGE: $76,284 - $95,358 per annum

To apply for the position of Cyber HUB Security Threat Investigator, please complete an online application through Apply To Education . Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021.

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender, gender expression, and sexuality, and in terms of ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB's numerous affiliated bargaining agents.

Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-racism

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance, etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.

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Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process; such as, test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their account. network