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Security Threat Intelligence Analyst

Date: Jan 31, 2019

Location: Scarborough, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 46087


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

Job Purpose:


Scotiabank is a large international bank with financial services in over 55 countries worldwide. Cyber Security Services (CSS) is a team of security professionals in the Scotiabank Information Security and Controls (IS&C) group with a mandate to protect the bank and respond to cyber events.  The Threat Intelligence Analyst will provide technical expertise and analysis to the proactive and reactive responses to information security threats against Scotiabank Group. The incumbent will analyze and research known indicators, correlate events, identify malicious activity, and discover new sources to provide early warning related to a variety of cyber threats.  In addition, incumbent will help define, evaluate and recommend the Cyber Security Operations Centre software/hardware solutions to improve detection capabilities.  As part of the regular research and documentation processes, the incumbent will create technical papers documenting security threats, risks and mitigation techniques to protect Scotiabank Group.


The goal of this position it to research emerging security threats and their potential impact to Scotiabank while assisting in the reduction of false positives by refining the monitoring scope and detection rules as well as providing insight in the investigation of security events and incidents as required.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Track high priority threats and conduct research to identify existing, evolving and emerging cyber threats to Scotiabank.
  • Provide security-focused recommendations based off of intelligence findings
  • Assist in reviewing, developing and implementing countermeasures across various security controls (IDS,IPS,SIEM, Web Content Filtering, etc.) to identify and detect known threats.
  • Ensure timely responses to requests for investigation or information from other security teams.
  • Provide effective communications on situational awareness and technical intelligence to different stakeholders and trusted partners.


Functional Competencies:


  • Experience and effective participation in threat intelligence, hunt, computer network defense, or incident response activities
  • Experience in researching, identifying and analyzing cyber security threats
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to senior-level executives as well as technical staff
  • Independent self-starter with strong analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Experience with analyzing and interpreting data from multiple sources, documenting the results and providing meaningful analysis reports and briefings
  • Focus on teamwork to achieve common objectives 


Education/Work Experience:


  • University degree or college diploma or 1 years equivalent security industry-related experience required

  • Certifications in security preferred (eg. GCIH, GREM, GCFA, GCTI) but not required
  • Demonstrated malware analysis ability a plus
  • Experience with a variety of scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and others a plus
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English. Spanish is a benefit

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking 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. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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