Security Awareness Advisor

June 25, 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.

Job Level

NV-09As an awareness advisor, you help improve the organization’s security situation by increasing employee knowledge of cybersecurity. You develop proactive strategies aimed at raising awareness among certain target groups or all Desjardins Group employees. You analyze the IT solutions in place to identify opportunities and recommend strategies to raise employee awareness at the appropriate time.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.

Additionnal responsibilities

  • Diagnose issues, challenges and needs related to IT security, compliance and incident management to determine target outcomes

  • Develop and help implement objectives, solutions, action plans and intervention plans

  • Analyze data, conduct studies, make recommendations and write reports

  • Monitor the IT security and incident management industry.

Specific responsibilities

  • Analyze the IT solutions in place to identify potential solutions for raising employee awareness of cybersecurity
  • Define and implement proactive strategies to raise the general awareness of Desjardins Group employees
  • Define and implement proactive strategies to raise the specific awareness of certain target employee groups
  • Collaborate with the communication and training teams on various mandates

Other working conditions

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

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

  • Experience in information security
  • Communication experience
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Sound knowledge of the technologies

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Business insight, Interpersonal Savvy

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date


Job Family

Information technology (FG)

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