Chief Information Security Officer

June 22 2019
Categories Information Technology, Security - Continuity - Risk, Executive
Toronto, ON

A world-class executive opportunity for a strategically and tactically savvy cybersecurity expert combining subject matter expertise with the skill and confidence to oversee a mission-critical portfolio for an award-winning municipal leader.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, the City of Toronto is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Cybersecurity is a vital function within the City's complex multi-site, multi-division and multi-stakeholder environment, making the role of Chief Information Security Officer a uniquely exciting and rewarding career opportunity.

Administratively reporting to the Chief Information Officer, and functionally to the City Manager, you'll provide vision and leadership by leveraging your strong business acumen and working knowledge of cybersecurity technologies and initiatives covering large enterprise environments and the broader digital ecosystem. This will see you working proactively with management and City divisions and agencies to implement and enforce practices on standards for cybersecurity, and to understand and articulate the impact of cybersecurity on digital and physical assets as well as business operations. 

As Chief Information Security Officer, you'll lead the cybersecurity organization within the Corporate IT Division to ensure a consistent, high-quality cybersecurity management focus in support of City goals. Your knowledge of modernized IT operations – on premise and cloud – will be evident as you oversee a variety of cybersecurity and risk management activities that are vital in ensuring the achievement of City business outcomes where business process is dependent on technology.

A collaborative leader, you'll work with senior and middle management to determine the acceptable level of risks for the City, translating and implementing solutions to mitigate the City's security risk exposure, ensuring senior stakeholder buy-in while safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of information assets owned, controlled and/or processed by the City of Toronto.

Committed to continuous improvement, you'll develop, design and implement functional policies and programs that significantly change overall business performance based on long-term needs, develop and implement sound management practices and procedures, and provide staff with the direction, guidance, processes and tools needed to increase efficiencies and improve effectiveness of service delivery.

As Section leader, you'll assume typical managerial responsibilities, from developing, managing and monitoring the cybersecurity budget, to resolving labour relations issues. Your focus as you lead and motivate a diverse workforce will be on ensuring effective teamwork, and high standards of work quality and organizational performance, and promoting continuous learning and innovation.

This high-impact senior role calls for a strong balance of business acumen and in-depth technology knowledge commensurate with having achieved a chief level in information security, including a sound knowledge of third-party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodologies. With such a profile, you're well prepared to ensure the consistent application of cybersecurity policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services, including privacy, risk management, compliance and business continuity management.

You're a recognized champion of best practices in cybersecurity, with an impressive track record of professional success and the credentials to match. These could include any combination of the following or comparable certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC); Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO); Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT); Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); or Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP).

An exceptional communicator, you'll build and nurture external networks consisting of industry peers, ecosystems partners, other governments and other relevant parties, maintaining a strong security posture that will ensure the City is well informed of common trends, findings, incidents and cybersecurity risks, and able to capitalize on technological developments and improvements. You'll also act as an innovative leader, demonstrating your commitment to the organizational values of diversity and inclusion, and cultivating an innovative workforce of high-performing professionals in a positive service delivery culture.

To apply to this strategic executive position, submit your application to Phelpsgroup at *******@***********.ca. Application deadline: July 5, 2019.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

Accommodation: The City is committed to providing Ontario Human Rights Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.


401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Phone: 416-364-6229

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