Information Security Specialist


Location: Toronto Ontario


Information security is your game!

Questrade Technologies Group (QTG) acts as the back-bone for Questrade. They act as strategic partners with each business unit to help Questrade leverage technology to gain competitive advantage. The team is comprised of very skilled, very committed individuals working collaboratively. They collectively create a unique work environment that is fast-paced and challenging, but also very open and supportive.

And where does the Information Security Specialist fit into this?

You will assist in maturing Questrade’s information security program. The Information Security Specialist shall ensure the appropriate security controls are in place to maintain confidentiality, Integrity & availability of corporate assets. The Specialist will be responsible for performing risk assessments, technical vulnerability management, security incident response and investigations.

What’s it like working as a Information Security Specialist at Questrade?

As an Information Security Specialist you will provide security advice to internal users on a wide variety of IT related projects and business initiatives. You will ensure sure that all business or technology solutions include adequate control measures. You will also assist with the improvement of security on information systems (MS Windows & Linux). You possess a desire to keep abreast of new zero-vulnerabilities, exploits, attack methodologies, malware trends & analysis, developments in forensics and general information security best practices!

Need more details? Keep reading…

You will develop and maintain cyber security & information security standards, policies and guidelines. You will conduct & write TRA (Threat Risk Assessments) and update & develop new use cases for detecting & preventing advance threats by leveraging existing security controls. You will perform regular security assessments on production systems and networking environments as well as vulnerability management for proper security gap mitigation. You will perform day-to-day information security activities, including monitoring & incident response and make it  your personal goal to ensure Questrade meets ISO2001 and 27002 requirements. As a subject matter expert, you will provide recommendations based on industry best practices and methodologies such as the SANS Top 22 Critical Security Controls and the OWASP Top 10. You will conduct security assessments of day-to-day changes to security controls such as firewalls, web proxies, anti-virus, DLP etc. You love researching and staying informed on latest developments and best practices within the field!

So are YOU our next Information Security Specialist? You are if…

You have 4-5 years of experience in the Information Security field, IT Audit or related disciplines. You have the ability to interpret and translate business requirements into technical security requirements that meet enterprise security standards and align with the standards with the help of your strong technical and business writing skills. You have good understanding of the commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the Information Security field. You have working knowledge of best practice security frameworks, commonly used risk assessment methodologies andindustry recognized IT audit and controls standards. You have experience in Mobile Application Security, Security Architecture & Design, Single Sign On and cloud security. You have hands on experience with Nessus Security Center &Application Penetration test tools as well! Your excellent interpersonal skills give you the power to work with teams as well as on an individual basis. Have your CISA, CISM, CRISC and/or CISSP certifications? Even better!

About Questrade

At Questrade, we put you first and give you the respect you deserve. Because we are just like you: investors, savers, dreamers. We believe that financial independence is not only a privilege but a right.
And we want to help you realize it. We are transforming the Canadian financial landscape, one innovation at a time.

We owe our success to a simple philosophy: never stop improving. Our talented team is driven to innovate. Together, we create new products, services, and a client experience that is disrupting the financial services industry.

Imagine being part of a team where ideas thrive, hard work is rewarded, and great minds come together. Join team Questrade.

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