Information Security Analyst - Data Security

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 6320 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may work from any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon. 


The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with over $4 billion in annual revenue and assets of $12 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million members in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

The Information Security Analyst – Data Security is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and responding to data loss prevention (DLP) alerts generated by our security tools. The analyst will work closely with other members of the cyber security team to ensure that our data protection measures are effective in reducing our risk exposure to cyber threats.  This position will focus data security and providing identification, analysis, and reporting services in support of businesses/groups. 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor DLP alerts generated by our security tools.
  • Analyze DLP alerts to determine if they are genuine security incidents, false positives, or benign events.
  • Investigate DLP alerts that require further analysis, including researching user activity, reviewing file metadata, and conducting forensic analysis of impacted systems.
  • Work with other members of the cyber security team to develop and maintain policies and procedures related to DLP alert monitoring, analysis, and response.
  • Develop and maintain metrics on DLP alert volume, severity, and resolution time, and report regularly on these metrics to management.
  • Collaborate with other members of the cyber security team to implement technical controls and data protection measures that align with industry best practices for DLP.
  • Participate in incident response activities as needed, including analyzing DLP alerts that may have contributed to a security incident.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors to ensure that data protection practices are well-understood and supported throughout the organization.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


  • Completion of Post-Secondary education in Cyber Security, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in cyber security, or a related field, with a focus on DLP alerts.
  • Experience with DLP tools including cloud DLP.
  • Strong technical skills in data analysis.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and frameworks for data protection, such as ISO 27001, NIST, and GDPR, and experience applying these standards to real-world scenarios.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and prioritize DLP alerts based on risk and impact.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications and ongoing commitment to professional development. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders.



Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba's Top Employers for 2023 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work!

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

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