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Job Posting: Information Security Advisor - Incident Response (City of Calgary, AB)

The City of Calgary is hiring an Information Security Advisor - Incident Response.


As an Information Security Advisor you will be responsible for supporting the strategic and tactical initiatives of the Information Security Incident Response Team. You will manage information security incidents, improve incident response processes, tools and capabilities. Following the Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) framework, you will work with Information Security and Business Units to develop, implement and promote a risk-aware culture.  Primary duties include:

  • Provide leadership during information security incident handling, analysis and security posture improvement recommendations.
  • Focus on the continuous improvement of the Incident Response service and Assist in Incident Response metrics and reports.
  • Develop and maintain incident response standards, playbooks, processes and procedures as well as other documentation to assist in security investigations, exercises, and tests.
  • Develop, implement and manage testing of incident response plans and procedures.
  • Provide training and awareness of information security incident response plans and processes.
  • Perform forensic activities and data collection activities in support of investigations.
  • Provide recommendations and training to data owners to manage access to information under their ownership ensuring they are applying appropriate security controls to that information.


  • A completed 2 year related diploma and 8 years of Information Security experience; OR a degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Records Management, Business Administration, Technical Communications, or a related discipline with 4 years of Information Security experience.
  • A recognized Security certification (for example: Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is preferred.
  • Incident handling experience including knowledge of root cause analysis, common probing and attack methods, viruses & malware as well as experience performing threat risk assessments would also be considered assets.
  • Understanding of electronic investigation, forensic tools, and methodologies.
  • Maintain awareness of current cyber security tools, threats and techniques in order to advise customers appropriately.
  • Demonstrate a professional, calm, and expert manner at all times, while also being able to show leadership during stressful situations.
  • You have the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify, remediate and bring closure to all potential security related incidents
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment, well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relay often technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Strong organization & planning skills, with the ability to self-start, prioritize, multitask & work in a team setting. 
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.

Union: Exempt

Position Type: Permanent

Compensation: Level E $77,891 - $117,609 per annum

Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week

Business Unit: Corporate Security

Location: 113 6 Avenue S.E.

Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.

Apply by: May 7, 2021

Job ID #: 303942


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