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Title:  Global Head of Security Advisory Services


Requisition ID: 24231

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

Purpose of Job

This is a global senior leadership role in the Information Security function which oversees the Bank's portfolio of Security Advisory and Security Control Objectives  This role is accountable for the advisory and risk assessment, fully aligning with the Bank's  policies, standards, guidelines, and directives which govern the Bank's information security posture. 

Leading a large team of staff with global accountability the role is responsible for the following functions:


Key Job Accountabilities

1.   Threat Risk Assessment  functions include intake, review, development and required followup of all Secuirty assessements required by the Bank's buisness lines and parteners.  The Framework consists of Security Policies, Standards and Directives required to support business objectives and meet regulatory requirements.


2.  Research and Development - Supporting the Bank's understanding of industry best practices and emerging technology and its' applicability to our complex global banking environment.


3.  Security Advisory Services - Providing support to the global bank on matters of compliance to security standards


4.  Security Awareness & Training - Provides a comprehsive, cross-disciplinary program to educate users globally on security best practices. 


5. Regulatory Affairs - Acts as the central focus of global security regualtory matters, ensuring that all regulatory requirements are incorporated into our governance material, and that all regulatory compliance initaitives are completed.  Ensures that any regulatory requirements are understood and incorporated into our operating model and that compliance can be validated.  Oversees and develops relationships with post-secondary insititutions and supports the development of the next generation of security professionals through these strategic relationships.  Provides an assessment of


6. Third Party Security Assessment Program - Implements and operates an effective program to continually assess our third party relationships for the appropriateness of their security controls.


7.  Special projects which draw upon cross-functional resources to implement or analyze information security activities.


Skills, Experiences and Funcational Competencies

A mature and seasoned senior Information Security Professional with at least 10 years of progressive experience. 

Particularly good at understanding security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities and the ability to assess and articulate risk effectively.

Excellent written communication skills.

Highly developed management skills 

Spanish language is an asset.



The incumbent must be certified in one or more of the folloiwng security crediations:


Ceritfied Information Systems Security Professional (CSSIP)

Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)

Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

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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