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Senior Advisor, Information Security, Security Governance

September 23 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Consultation, Business analyst, Project management, Security, Continuity, Risk, IT Business Analyst
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


As an IT security advisor, you help protect IT hardware, software and data against modification, destruction, and accidental or unauthorized disclosure. You also assist in authentication and access control by designing, administering and controlling proven security systems. You analyze IT system vulnerabilities and implement protective measures to back up, restore and secure systems.

You advise and assist clients and partners as part of intervention and development initiatives related to the management and resolution of major IT security events. You recommend solutions to improve or optimize standards, policies and programs. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your line of work.

You prepare recommendations, solutions and action plans based on the organization's objectives and priorities. You help solve complex problems using your analytical skills and extensive knowledge of your line of business. Coordination is critical, so you interact with stakeholders working in other technology fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

General Information on the Position

Main responsibilities

  • Propose innovative approaches to cybersecurity and take charge of resulting projects with a team of cybersecurity enthusiasts

  • Ensure the development and optimization of security processes, and support information security activities

  • Develop, implement and communicate information security policies, procedures, standards, practices and directives. Liaise with the parties involved to ensure that new regulatory requirements are communicated to the appropriate departments or persons responsible

  • Report on key information security indicators and help develop the information security strategy and prioritize security program initiatives

  • Represent the organization on national and international working groups to improve security practices

  • Stay abreast of trends and best practices in cybersecurity

Other working conditions

  • Workplace: Montreal or Levis, depending on the candidate's preference

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in information technology, including at least 4 years in cybersecurity

  • Experience with major information security initiatives

Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • Certified or working toward certification in information security (e.g., CISA, CISSP, CISM, GPEN, OSCP)

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Business insight, Interpersonal Savvy

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network