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Analyst, Information Security

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    Posted: 12/01/17
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Information Security, the Analyst, is responsible for a broad range of tasks, including the day-to-day administration of information security tools and devices, alert and incident response, risk assessments and vulnerability scanning. The individual in this position interacts closely with personnel within the IT department — including the application development, operations and network, and client services — and with business departments.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Deploy, manage and maintain security systems, including, intrusion detection systems, web access and messaging gateway filters, endpoint protection software, network access control systems, PKI, etc.
    • Research, recommend, evaluate and implement information security solutions that identify and/or protect against potential threats, and respond to security violations.
    • Monitor logs and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution. Identify potential internal and external threats.
    • Participate in security incident response efforts by, amongst other things, having an in-depth knowledge of common security exploits, vulnerabilities and countermeasures.
    • Prioritizing remediation activities with operational teams through risk ratings of vulnerabilities and assets.
    • Perform information risk and vulnerability assessments to identify deficiencies in security.
    • Perform user or system security audits.
    • Analyze and resolve security breaches and vulnerability issues in a timely and accurate fashion.
    • Serve as technical lead within Information Security projects.
    • Keep current with emerging security alerts and issues.
    • Develop and maintain security documentation.


    • University degree or certificate in related area or a combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered.  Relevant information security certifications are highly desirable.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Technology.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in in administering Information Security controls in an organization and performing risk and vulnerability assessments.
    • Experience with IT compliance assessments (PCI etc.).
    • Experience with IPS/IDS and SIEM technologies and other security technologies.
    • Ability to balance security requirements with enabling the business
    • Strong customer/client focus with the ability to manage expectations appropriately; provide a superior customer/client experience; and build long-term relationships.
    • Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.
    • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to conduct research into security issues and new products as required.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Ability to exercise tact and discretion, and to maintain effective and harmonious working relations.
    • A secret clearance will be required.
    • English is essential. Bilingualism is an asset.


    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
    Fax : (613) 998-0272
    e-mail :

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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