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Title:  Data Protection Specialist




Requisition ID: 69979


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


Reporting to the Director, of Data Protection and Loss Prevention, the Data Protection Specialist is a member of a team responsible for the ongoing implementation of security controls to mitigate ongoing data security risk involving the loss or exposure of Scotiabank informational assets. The Data Protection Specialist is responsible for providing advisory and technical knowledge to the development, implementation and improvement of solutions to protect Scotiabank’s informational assets from loss or exposure.



  • Govern the deployment of data security controls that mitigate and reduce the loss and exposure of Scotiabank’s informational assets.
  • Recommend strategic security solutions and security control improvements specific to the enhancing the identification of data security events.
  • Lead projects and meet tight timelines while dealing with multiple business lines
  • Technical knowledge/support to automate processes within existing applications and/or other researched solutions
  • Expand on threat scenarios and enable added monitoring/blocking to mitigate potential threats.
  • Coordinate with application and business teams to enable protection services and provide guidance through knowledge of network architecture, domains, policy and processes
  • Ensure currency of support documentation, operational playbooks, and data catalogues
  • Develop and manage policies and rules deployed as part of Scotiabank’s Data Loss Prevention program.
  • Work with the Senior Manager of Data Loss Prevention to enhance the detection of events involving the loss or exposure of Scotiabank’s informational assets.



  • Post-secondary education with studies focused on information/cyber security
  • Over 5 years of current and working knowledge in the field of information or cyber security.
  • Strong approach to critical thinking, analytics, and detail-oriented.
  • Able to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism
  • Demonstrate a current and working knowledge of Information Security best-practices, methodologies, and techniques.
  • Proficiency in technical writing & communication for a business audience.
  • Data Management and Data Protection security experience
  • Willingness and ability to work with teams and build relationships using an open and respectful communication and collaboration style
  • Professional certifications and membership of associations in the field of information/cyber security (i.e. Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)).




Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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