Cybersecurity Advisor

March 19, 2020

(Work place: Montréal)

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.

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

You will serve as an advisor and coach for information security matters as part of the organization’s various IT security intervention initiatives. You will develop tools, work methods and work processes. The nature of the files and projects will require comprehensive expertise in your field of activity. You will propose recommendations, solutions and action plans in line with the organization’s orientations and objectives and will offer ideas.

You will help solve problems through analysis and by drawing on your comprehensive knowledge of the business. You will be required to interact with stakeholders working in complementary, technology-related fields. Highly developed interpersonal skills will therefore be essential.

Main Responsibilities

  • Act as a leader of change by recommending innovative cybersecurity approaches and by taking charge of resulting projects with a team that is passionate about cybersecurity.
  • 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

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 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
  • Have participated in or led major information security initiatives

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

  • Certified or working toward certification in information security (CISSP, CISM, GPEN, OSCP, etc.) 
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities 
  • Knowledge of the ISO 27001 standard, NIST and major compliance frameworks such as PCI-DSS
  • Familiarity with information security methods and approaches
  • Advanced proficiency in English oral and written

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation, Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

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Job Family

Information technology (FG)

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