• Region: Ottawa Region
  • Categories: Other
  • Type: Full-time
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The Opportunity – IT Security Administrator

Under the direction of the Director, Information Technology, the IT Security Administrator is responsible for securing Carefor’s hardware, software, and networks and all technology operations. The IT Security Administrator will be integral in elevating Carefor’s security posture by implementing security best practices and frameworks that align with the business requirements. The IT Security Administrator is required to understand the network infrastructure, monitor & evaluate threats and make recommendations to protect the network. This requires planning, evaluating and implementing security strategies to prevent breaches and ensure that Carefor’s digital assets are secure.


You will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Drive all aspects of securing Carefor’s infrastructure and be responsible for identifying security threats
  • Conduct specific analysis, research, and recommendations to rectify and implement improved measures for Carefor’s overall security posture.
  • Enhance Cyber Security Awareness program
  • Be an evangelist for security best practices and works in compliance with security standards; write documentation for audits
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders
  • Use analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
  • Maintain an information security risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to information security
  • Coordinate and oversee security operations and data protection across all Carefor systems and departments
  • Oversee emergency patch and vulnerability management for all Carefor systems
  • Enhance staff security training on formal security protocols, cyber security, as well as the identification of information security breaches and the prevention thereof
  • Provide security monitoring through tools and processes through 24/7 real-time
  • Maintain integrity of software-and-hardware through internal and external reviews and audits
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis on all near miss & security breaches, with a Post-mortem Analysis for management
  • Improve Carefor’s Incident Response and Disaster Recovery protocols and execute tabletop simulations for security incidents and breach response
  • Responsible for Data Loss prevention monitoring & enhancing data encryption on all systems and processes at rest and in transit


What we offer you:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Defined benefit pension program
  • Flexible schedule and work arrangements
  • Work life balance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A collaborative team culture that supports making a difference in the lives of our clients


We are looking for an individual who:

  • Good understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
  • Experience with scripting languages and automation tools
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them
  • Ability to work in a team oriented collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of Security Regulations and Standards
  • Experience executing logical and complex troubleshooting methods
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with a proven effective customer service focus


You will need to have:

  • University degree Computer Science, Programming, or Engineering or related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant IT security experience or similar role or equivalent combination of education and experience Microsoft 365 certifications (Fundamentals or higher)
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CISM (Certified Information Systems Manager) certification or equivalent
  • This position requires a self-aware, innovative, and resourceful person equipped with the ability to deal with issues and tasks proactively and simultaneously, with a calm demeanor and a customer centric approach
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and assess risks, threats, patterns and trends
  • Creativity and forward thinking – must be able to anticipate cyberattacks, always thinking one step ahead of a cyber-threat
  • Detail oriented - to be focused on the details of a security system, noting any minor changes, and foreseeing any potential problems
  • Ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders to ensure data and information requirements are met to support business decisions
  • Able to communicate security measures and threats to people from a wide variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • Always stay current on relevant technologies and cybersecurity threats


Qualifications considered an asset:

  • Has experience working in a health care environment and/or working in a non-profit organization
  • Ability to converse in both official languages
  • ITIL Certification
  • Microsoft Azure Security
  • Knowledge of Splunk, Carbon Black, Rapid7, Qualys


About us:

Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing service in Ottawa for over 123 years.

Please visit www.carefor.ca to learn about the range of programs and services we offer to the Champlain Region.

Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please let us know in your application if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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