Senior Project Manager

Job CategoryInformation Technology
Position TypeContract
Application Deadline December 31, 2019
Experience Required5+ years
Job Duration6 months
Education RequiredBachelors

Our client in Telecom industry is seeking a Senior Project Manager in Mississauga.
Job Description
The Company is looking for a Project Manager, Cyber Security to oversee the direction and management of cyber threats, responses, capabilities and protection.
The Project Manager, will be responsible for:
Ø  Security Operations, which includes a team of security specialists that will identify, investigate and remediate security events;
Ø  Security Processes, including their creation, updating and adherence to reduce the risk of security threats to the business; and
Ø  Security Planning and Projects, including the creation of a roadmap for planning and budgeting purposes and the initiation and program management of security related projects.

Security Operations
·         Manage the security incident responses, which includes liaising with Senior Executives, IT Security and vendors, assessing vulnerabilities to ensure their correct classification and ensuring a plan is put in place and followed through for a swift resolution to Critical, High and Medium severity vulnerabilities.
·         Provide risk-based activities prioritization, tracking, reporting, and liaising with development, operations and business unit resource teams to drive remediation steps.
·         Collaborate with IT and compliance team to coordinate the IT components of both internal and external audits to ensure security programs are in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies.
·         Ensure that IT security audits are conducted periodically or as needed.
·         Responsible for onboarding of security testing tools.

Security Processes
·         Develop, implement, and oversee enforcement of security policies, procedures and work plans based on industry best practices.
·         Work with the IT Security to design and implement a sSDLC (secure Software Development LifeCycle)
·         Develop a culture that stays current on the latest cyber security trends, emerging technologies, threats, and incorporate appropriate safeguards into the Company’s Security Program.

Security Planning and Projects
·         Design, implement, and maintain cyber security plan.
·         Developing an evaluation method to assess the security program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
·         Research and evaluate new cybersecurity threats, IT trends and security controls.
·         Initiate, oversee and report on projects that will improve the security stance.
·         Support the planning and the decision support process for the security program, coordinating with a variety of internal stakeholders & meeting regularly with senior executives.

People Management
·         Manage Security Team staff including the hiring and onboarding process.
·         Ensure Security Team staff receive appropriate training to stay current.
·         Mentor Security Team staff to ensure continued growth.
·         Perform regular reviews with Security Team staff to reinforce their understand of their roles and ensure that all team members are working together towards the common goal of a secure environment.

Budget Management
·         Develop a budget and operating plan for the security program.
·         Update and report on the program budget on a monthly basis.

Qualifications & Skills
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Systems Security or related field.  Master’s degree is an asset.
·         Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications are assets.  ITIL v3 and other IT, security or management certifications are also an asset.
·         Experience with Application Security and Vulnerability Management programs that leverage SAST, DAST, network vulnerability scanners, etc.
·         Experienced in:
o   managing threat response;
o   instituting cyber security and risk metrics for reporting;
o   establishing security processes to reduce business risk;
o   creating roadmaps that include architectural improvements and projects in order to reduce the security threat footprint.
·         Demonstrated management skills, such as budget development and administration, policy development and implementation, personnel administration, staff training and development.
·         Leading by example and ability to transfer your knowledge of cyber security best practices, tools and processes to your team members and other staff.
·         Since the position entails working with sensitive and confidential information, a high level of integrity is required.
·         Well-developed research, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify risks and propose appropriate mitigation strategies, where required.
·         Strong organizational skills to facilitate management of and tracking large volumes of data, activities, findings and changes.
·         Ability to effectively communicate and foster strong working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization as well as external contacts.
·         Multitasking in high stress situations while ensuring that no details are missed.
·         Exercising good judgement when dealing with issues and ensuring a sense of urgency in their resolution while remaining calm and focused.
·         Taking the initiative and working proactively with minimal supervision.
Candidates must be in Canada and with valid work permit for being able to apply for this role.
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