Senior Specialist Cyber Security – City of Toronto


Full time

City Division: Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

Reports To : Director Business Application Resilience

Salary: $110,947.20 to $130,353.60

Work Location: 55 John Street, Toronto

Job Type & Duration: Full Time, Temporary, 36 months

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours work week

The City of Toronto is looking for a Senior Specialist Cyber Security for the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer reporting to the Director Business Application Resilience.


To support the execution of the Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) mandate, cyber vision and strategy, providing strategic business advice, senior level guidance, technical and operational support and services on Business Application Resilience cyber programs and initiatives to all City divisions, agencies and corporations.

To define, develop and support Business Application Resilience cyber programs and initiatives and to engage with teams across the organization to build alignment on key projects and initiatives and develop execution roadmaps



  • Post-secondary degree in Business or Technology or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience in business application protection.
  • Extensive experience in Cyber Security.
  • Experience with circulation and commenting software.
  • Extensive experience with security evaluation/analysis within a technical organization
  • Extensive experience with a combination of relevant technical disciplines in the field of Information
  • Security and Information Risk Management.
  • Extensive experience in conducting risk assessments, required controls definition, control procedure appropriateness, security capabilities identification.
  • Extensive experience applying security frameworks (e.g. ISO 27001, COBIT), laws and standards (e.g. NIST, GDPR, etc.)
  • Preferred Certifications (any in the list): CISSP, CRISC, Microsoft 365 Security Administration Certification or SAP Certified Technology Professional – System Security Architect.

Find the detailed job responsibilities, qualifications, skills, and other information here.


Additional Comments/Information

A normal workweek is 35 hours, however, unforeseen situations may require extended hours of work with little or no prior notice. In case of a cyber incident or breach, rotation shift, continuous extended hours may be required with little or no prior notice.

*Subject to a police check, background check, psychological assessment, and/or any other checks on a regular basis as the Office of the CISO handles highly sensitive and confidential information.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

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