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Director, Cyber Security

May 14 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Internet, Web, E-Commerce, Security, Continuity, Risk, Executive, CTO
Pickering, ON

Do you want to be part of a team helping to strengthen every community across Ontario? Are you interested in seeing the importance of your work firsthand? Do you have a passion for big data and cloud computing – and know the benefit of using  data to improve business practices?

Become a Director, Cybersecurity with MPAC

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Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.

The Team:

MPAC's Cybersecurity team is responsible for the detection of incidents and threats including the coordination of key programs that impact all aspects within the Cybersecurity Services area.

The role:

The Director of Cybersecurity oversees several critical programs to ensure that there are protections from Data Loss, Detections of Cyber and Data loss events and monitoring of the threat landscape for impacts to the corporation. This role partners with several levels of the organization ensuring compliance to ISO/IEC 27000 series standards (and others), directives and industry regulations are met.

Is this role right for you?

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment coordinating multiple issues and threats that can be occurring simultaneously;
  • You love to learn about new threats that can impact both the organization and its customers;
  • You are adept at problem solving, collaborating across the organization to solve complex problems;
  • You thrive on communicating clear, accurate statuses on issues, problems and projects;
  • You want to lead complex projects providing security advice to ensure information security risk are mitigated;
  • You thrive in solutioning for multiple security domains (Security Management, Security Engineering, Identity and Access Management, etc.);
  • Working on different types of projects (from large complex to simple) is a part of your DNA;
  • You love to collaborate with various business lines inside and outside of the IT Department; and
  • You thrive on creating security updates for all levels withing the corporation such the the executive management group (EMG) and MPAC's Board of Directors.

Here's what you will need to succeed:

  • Completion of a university degree in Computer Science or a related field;
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in IT security and a minimum of 5 years of experience managing a technical discipline with significant impact;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and project management skills;
  • Ability to operate in a cloud environment such as AWS with a solid understand of the various security controls and services and how to apply;
  • Familiarity of common security threats, security technologies, and industry standards, best practices, trends and emerging technologies;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to conduct planning and oversee implementation and management of programs;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, including conflict resolution, to work with cross-functional teams and liaise effectively with staff in all areas of the corporation;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills to effectively negotiate service level agreements and develop strong vendor relationships; and
  • Ability to influence management and build credibility across the organization.

Nice to have:

  • Possess one or more of the following industry certifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of information security industry standards (e.g. ISO/IEC 27000 Series, NIST SP 800-53, CIS Control, Cyber Security Framework, MITRE, etc).

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great corporate culture
  • Flexible work
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Strong focus on learning, professional accreditation and mentorship
  • Leading edge technology

Full time MPAC employees also enjoy: competitive benefits package, defined benefits pension plan, three weeks' vacation to start, parental leave top-up and more.

Additional Information:

Posting number: MPAC-130-21
Number of positions:  1
Location: MPAC Head Office, Pickering
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week
Employment type: Full-time
Branch: IT Security
Department:  Information Technology
Position level and salary:  PG J $126,473 - $158,092
Area of Search: Open


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