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Senior Advisor, Information Security, Security Governance

September 23 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Internet, Web, E-Commerce, Consultation, Business analyst, Security, Continuity, Risk, IT Business Analyst, Business Process 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 Senior Advisor, Information Security, Security Governance 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 play an advisory and coaching role in the organization as part of IT security intervention initiatives. You develop work processes, methods and tools. The nature of your files and projects calls for extensive knowledge of your area.

You propose recommendations, solutions and action plans in line with the organization's objectives and priorities. You share ideas and help solve problems using your analytical skills and extensive knowledge of the line of business.

You are required to interact with stakeholders working in complementary, technology-related fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

General Information on the Position

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 8 years of relevant experience in information technology, including at least 4 years in cybersecurity

  • Master's degree in a relevant field (an asset)

  • Experience in security governance, risk assessment and the development of security policies and standards

  • 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

Specific knowledge

  • Knowledge of the ISO 27001 standard, NIST and major compliance frameworks such as PCI-DSS

  • Familiarity with information security methods and approaches

  • Knowledge of project management

  • Strong communication skills in both French and English, both oral and written

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network