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Manager Information Security

February 21 2017
Categories Database Systems, Help Desk, Product management, Programming - Development, Project management, Security - Continuity - Risk, System administrator
Toronto, ON

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a Manager Information Security to work in the University Information Technology department for this exciting opportunity.  Are you a professional within the field of Information Technology?  Do you possess at least 5 years' experience in a senior information security role, within a large organization? Do you possess knowledge of business acumen, information technology domain knowledge and expertise in the area of information security? Do you possess experience in leading and motivating specialized and experienced technical staff? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will:

Assume responsibility for the operational management and implementation of the University's Information Security Program. Based on strategic direction from the Information Security Officer (ISO), the Manager develops and implements programs and initiatives that help assure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of University information systems and data. The Manager takes a proactive and process-oriented approach to overseeing day-to-day information security activities. In addition, the Manager serves as an authoritative advisor and consultant for management within the University on information security and assurance policies, guidelines, procedures and standards, and as such must be capable of effectively communicating and working with both IT and non-IT peers on a technical and non-technical level.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

A relevant 4-year University degree (master's degree preferred) in a technology related discipline (e.g. computer science, information systems management, software engineering), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in information security. We are seeking individuals who have Experience in computer and information security assessment, risk management, incident response, disaster recovery planning, security reviews and audits, all within a complex and sophisticated technological infrastructure is required. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess one or more of the following professional certifications: CISSP, SANS/GIAC; CISA; CISM.


To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedure procedures go to and refer to posting# CPM-10349.

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York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

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