Information Security Analyst (Temporary)

College Oakville Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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Faculty/Department: Information Technology
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NJ
Reference Number: 18/A/104

Hiring Range: $67,867-$72,109

Salary Range: $67,867-$84,834
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Application Details: This is a temporary contract that may continue until November 2nd 2019


The Information Security Analyst supports the overall security strategy, policies, and procedures at Sheridan and collaborates with clients on solutions to mitigate risks and enhance system security.  The incumbent performs daily security activities and maintenance for Sheridan’s enterprise systems as well as security audits, investigations, risk analysis, and application-level vulnerability testing and reviews. The Information Security Analyst is a contributor in developing security awareness materials, security presentations, and information security training sessions.  The incumbent deals with information of a highly sensitive and confidential nature on an ongoing basis, including incidents and security breaches.


Specific Responsibilities Include:


  • Performs daily security maintenance and activities for enterprise systems (Sitecore, PeopleSoft, C-Cure).
  • Performs security knowledge transfer to assist in making security part of normal IT and College activities.
  • Monitors/responds to abuse complaints (copyright violations, online harassment/threats, hacking, spam).
  • Executes protocols to evaluate, test, assess and improve the integrity and effectiveness of security infrastructure (e.g. Firewalls, Intrusion Detection System, other security devices).
  • Monitors information security trends (internal and external) and keeps others in IT and other Sheridan groups, informed about information security-related issues/activities.
  • Advises on the development, implementation, and maintenance of Sheridan’s information security policy, standards, and guidelines.
  • Under direction of the Director of Information Security or the AVP-IT, advises IT network and system administrators, systems analysts and programmers to ensure security issues are successfully dealt with and mitigated
  • Informs Sheridan faculties/departments about information security best practices, procedures and policies
  • Other security related duties as assigned




The successful candidate will possess a 3-year diploma/degree in Information systems security, information assurance, computer science or a related discipline. Along with 2 years of previous job related experience, (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Progressive industry experience in information technology, including experience with Internet technology and security issues. Able to demonstrate up-to-date skills and knowledge through professional activities. Knowledge of current technologies and trends. Familiarity with various desktop computer applications to prepare reports, project plans, and presentations. A security and criminal background verification may be required prior to hire. Experience in an academic environment is an asset. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills (verbal & written); communicating information security related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff; articulates Sheridan’s information technology security and compliance policies and procedures. Interpersonal and collaboration/team skills. Time management and organizational skills. Conflict resolution skills; defuses difficult situations diplomatically.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

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