Senior Specialist Threat Intelligence – City of Toronto


Full time

City Division: Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

Work Location: 55 John Street

Job Type & Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: $110,947.20 to $130,353.60

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week

Number of Positions Open: 1


The City of Toronto is looking for a Senior Specialist Threat Intelligence for the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer reporting to the Manager Cyber Intelligence & Response.


To support the execution of the Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) mandate, cyber vision and strategy, providing technical and business advice, support and services on Threat Management cyber programs and initiatives to all City divisions, agencies and corporations.

To define, develop and support Threat Management cyber programs and initiatives, engaging with teams across the organization to build alignment on key projects and develop execution roadmaps.

To provide subject matter expertise, strategic advice, senior level guidance and operational support for Threat Intelligence area within the Threat Management section.


  • Post-secondary degree in Business or Technology or a related discipline.
  • Over 6 years experience in Threat Intelligence
  • In-Depth knowledge of cyber investigation or threat intelligence.
  • Extensive experience with intelligence analysis processes, including Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and closed source intelligence gathering, source verification, data fusion, link analysis, and threat actor, is required.
  • Extensive experience working in a Security Operations Centre (SOC) or Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT/CIRT).
  • Excellent understanding of the current vulnerabilities, response, and mitigation strategies used in cyber security is required.
  • Excellent ability to research and characterize security threats to include identification and classification of threat indicators is required.
  • Investigative and analytical problem solving skills demonstrated by previous risk analysis and intelligence development experience are required.
  • Excellent current and working knowledge of Information Security best-practices, methodologies, and techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of effective security practices in a large, complex environment and awareness of general security-related training requirements within this environment.
  • Preferred Certifications (any in the list):  CISSP, CRISC, OSCP, CEH, GPEN


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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
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