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Title:  Director information Security Governance & Risk Management - Toronto, ON


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 Governance and Security Control Objectives  In addition this role acts as the Chief Security Advisor and heads up the Threat Risk Assessment Review process to ensure that all security assessments are aligned with these objectives.   


Key Job Accountabilities

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


1.   Governance functions include development and maintenance of Scotiabank’s Information Security Governance Framework.  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 Assurance -  Supporting the achievement of the Bank’s information security objectives by ensuring that security operation teams adhere to defined processes and procedures.      Reviewing operational practices, reporting gaps, and working with the process owners to achieve resolution of any identified deficiencies.Identification and management of compliance related issues, tracking of IS&C IT risks and other key performance indicators.


5. Acting as the Chief Security Advisor and operating the centralizled global security threat risk assesment process.  This unit is responsible for supporting all internal clients with expert advice on the implementation of secure solutions, while providing global guidance to the regional advisory teams.  The role must ensure the process is thorough, but leveraging creative solutions to support evolving digital factories and agile environments.


6. Third Party Security Assessment Program - Implement and operate 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 Functional Competencies

A mature and seasoned 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.


Education and Other Requirements

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)


Spanish would be an asset, some travel will be required.


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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