IT Security Design Specialist

Application deadline
Friday, May 31, 2019
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As an IT Security Design Specialist you will assist in the development, implementation and testing of IT security protocols and standards on a wide range of security technologies and systems.

  • Review, analyze, and/or apply architectural methods, frameworks, and models such as TOGAF, US government FEAP, Canadian government BTEP and GSRM, Zachman, UMM;
  • Review, analyze, and/or apply a broad range of security technologies, systems and applications architectures, and multiple hardware and software platforms, including:
    • Directory Standards such as X.400, X.500, and SMTP
    • Operating Systems such as MS, Unix, Linux, and Novell
    • Networking Protocols (for example, HTTP, FTP, Telnet)
    • Network routers, multiplexers and switches
    • Domain Name Services (DNS) and Network Time Protocols (NTP)
  • Review, analyze, and/or apply Secure IT architectures, standards, communications, and security protocols such as IPSec, SSL, SSH, S-MIME, HTTPS
  • Review, analyze, and/or apply IT Security protocols at all layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stacks
  • Review, analyze, and/or apply the significance and implications of market and technology trends in order to apply them within architecture roadmaps and solution designs.
  • Review, analyze, and/or apply Best practices and standards related to the concept of network zoning and defence in-depth principles
  • Analyze IT Security statistics, tools and techniques
  • Analyze security data and provide advisories and reports
  • Prepare technical reports such as requirement analysis, options analysis, technical architecture documents, mathematical risk modeling
  • Security architecture design and engineering support
  • Conduct data security designation/classification studies
  • Prepare tailored IT Security alerts and advisories from open and closed sources Complete tasks directly supporting the departmental IT Security and Cyber Protection Program
  • Develop and deliver training material relevant to the resource category


  • Advanced university degree or post-secondary diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Professional work experience designing, developing and maintaining cybersecurity architecture(s).
  • Demonstrated professional work experience performing cybersecurity audits and tests on systems and applications to ensure the cybersecurity architectural framework is maintained.
  • Has one or more of the following certifications:
    • CISSP-ISSAP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional – Information Systems Security Architecture Professional)
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
    • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
    • CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • Hold a valid Government of Canada Secret security clearance
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada
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