Information Security Specialist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Insight Global

Data Security Specialist

Job Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate security-focused tools and services including project leadership roles.
  • Develop and deliver training materials and perform general security awareness and specific security technology training.
  • Develop and interpret security policies and procedures.
  • Direct, motivate and develop key staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team.
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies.
  • Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans.
  • Offer guidance to Information Security Consultants to prepare lower profile Threat Risk Assessments and Security reviews of planned initiatives across the organization. Prepare high level security profiles for a LOB which they can use to measure their security posture across multiple initiatives.
  • Participate in security compliance efforts.
  • Prepare management reporting of all security engagements and manages workload and priorities to ensure that effort is expended where risk is most prevalent. Design and implement security assessment processes across the organization.
  • Weigh business needs against security concerns and recommends necessary changes to enhance information systems security. Act as a focal point to the business units for all matters of security. Conduct security assessment on high profile initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required.
  • Experience with Varonis, Microsoft Information Protection and Big ID
  • Previous work experience using and implementing Big ID
  • Consistent implementation of security solutions.
  • Experience in infrastructure or application-level vulnerability testing and auditing.
  • Knowledge of approaches, tools, and techniques for gaining the cooperation and support of others.
  • Ability to establish and build healthy working relations and partnerships with clients, vendors and peers.
  • Ability to address training and career development needs of individuals, teams or organization.
  • Strong experience and detailed technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security.
  • Ability to form, build and manage effective teams.
  • Ability to produce a variety of business documents that demonstrate command of language, clarity of thought and orderliness of presentation.
  • Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques and roles and responsibilities in providing technical or business guidance to clients within and outside own area.
  • Knowledge of processes, tools, techniques and practices for assuring adherence to standards associated with accessing, altering and protecting organizational data.


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