Manager, Digital Security

Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 6342 

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

Working under minimal supervision, this job contributes to Wawanesa’s success by executing on the Digital Security portfolio of the Information Security program and leading cross-functional Cyber Security subject matter experts to support the enterprise with secure-by-design controls that align to the corporate standards and policies. The Digital Security portfolio offers security advisory services (Application Security, Secure Code Training & Review, Web Application Pen Testing, Cyber Investigations & Forensics) to support the organization.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the design, implementation, and maintenance of the Digital Security roadmap.
  • Forms a consulting like function for Digital Security Services such as offering internal consultancy advice and practical assistance on Secure-by-Design principles. 
  • Responsible for ensuring successful execution of Web Application and API Pen Testing for the organization.
  • Responsible for ensuring successful delivery of Cyber Investigations for the organization.
  • Engage with both technical and business stakeholders for requirements and security service delivery.
  • Foster strong cross-functional partnerships for consistent delivery.
  • Assess and recommend vendors for cyber security related solutions.
  • Support Application Vulnerability Management program.
  • Seeks industry trends and organizational knowledge to ensure security practices are aligned and effective. 
  • Support cyber security senior leaders, Information Services and business stakeholders in the definition of metrics and reporting that effectively communicate successes and progress of the security program.
  • Supports cyber security senior leaders in the development of budget projections and strategic plans based on both short & long-term objectives.
  • Participates in efforts to improve the Information Security community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 7 years’ of progressively responsible experience in an Information Services/Information Technology role, preferably information security.
  • 2 years experience in a leadership role.
  • Post-secondary degree/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Completion of, or working towards, a recognized management certification.
  • Understanding of IT architecture, development and operations with a focus on information security.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a persuasive and eloquent manner.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload and multiple projects.
  • Strong Leadership skills with the ability to engage and influence business and IS leaders.
  • Ability to develop effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines and cost estimates.
  • Ability to make well justified decisions in complex and time sensitive situations
  • Industry certifications (such as CISSP, CISM, GIAC and CIPP) are considered assets
  • Experience in the insurance/finance industry is considered an asset.
  • Experience with Wawanesa’s specific methodologies and technologies is considered an asset
  • Understanding of ITIL is considered an asset.



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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