IT Security Manager



  • Information Technology
  • Job Code: EG5209141022
  • Posted: October 31, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for an IT Security Manager based in Calgary, AB. 

This position is responsible for leading enterprise Information security as the IT Manager including cybersecurity, IT platform security, IT processes, IT policies, IT audit, IT testing, and IT compliance. They will work with the CIO to develop a security roadmap, program, projects, standards, and policies that address identified risks and business security requirements. This role will be accountable to the IT Steering Committee to align priorities, implement and manage IT security programs and infrastructure with metrics for ongoing performance measurements and reporting.

Key Job Activities:

IT Planning, Governance, and Strategy

  • Work with the CIO to develop a security program and security projects that address identified risks and business security requirements.
  • Manage the process of gathering, analyzing and assessing the current and future threat landscape, as well as providing the CIO with a realistic overview of risks and threats in the enterprise environment.
  • Work with the CIO to develop a budget based on short and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and report on governance and compliance with security policies, as well as the enforcement of policies within the IT department.
  • Propose changes to existing standards, policies, and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage a staff of information security professionals, hire and train new staff, conduct performance reviews, and provide leadership and coaching, including technical and personal development programs for team members.

IT Security Leadership
  • Develops and implements security standards, processes and procedures, and guidelines for the enterprise.
  • Ensures and monitors security compliance with industry and government rules and regulations.
  • Reports security performance against established security metrics.
  • Provide security communication, awareness and training for audiences, which may range from senior leaders to field staff.
  • Work as IT leader with partners and vendors and the legal and purchasing departments to establish mutually acceptable contracts and service-level agreements.
  • Manage production issues and incidents and participate in problem and change management forums.
  • Serve as an active and consistent IT leader in the information security governance process.
  • Provide support and guidance for legal and regulatory compliance efforts, including audit support.
  • Assist resource owners and IT staff in understanding and responding to security audit failures reported by auditors.
  • Manage and train a staff of IT information security professionals to attain security program objectives and goals.
  • Accountable for the leadership of 3rd party cybersecurity partners and vendors including evaluation, selection, and management to stated objectives.
  • Proactively stay ahead of industry regarding enterprise electronic security education, certification, best practices, and tools for IT and connected platforms.

IT Technical Leadership
  • Consult with IT and security staff to ensure that security is factored into the evaluation, selection, installation and configuration of hardware, applications and software.
  • Define and lead the implementation of technical controls to support and enforce defined security policies.
  • Research, evaluate, design, test, recommend and plan the implementation of new or updated information security hardware or software, and analyze its impact on the existing environment; provide technical and managerial expertise for the administration of security tools.
  • Work with the enterprise architecture leads to ensure that there is a convergence of business, technical and security requirements; liaise with IT management to align existing technical installed base and skills with future architectural requirements.

Position Requirements:


  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems management, or related discipline; an M.B.A. or M.S. in similar disciplines preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

  • A minimum of 7 years of IT experience and at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge in information security and compliance is required.
  • 5-8+ years of experience in running the information security program analyzing and applying information security and risk management related practices
  • 5-8+ years of experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and allocation
  • 5-8+ years of experience with regulatory compliance and information security management frameworks (e.g., IS027000, COBIT, NIST 800, etc.)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and the basis of disability or any other federal, state

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Erick Garcia, Recruiter, Information Technology. Visit our website at to view our job opportunities, career tips, and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-CAL


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