Senior Cyber Security Advisor

Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 6343 

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 Cyber Security Advisor role contributes to Wawanesa’s success by advising technical and business teams on the implementation of security requirements to protect data and maintain & strengthen the organizational risk posture.     


Job Responsibilities

  • Provides advisory support to Insurance and Technology groups by ensuring alignment with Security standards and policies with a focus on implementation of controls in applications, data, cloud platforms, systems, networks and end-point solutions.
  • Consults broadly with both Technology and Business teams to guide and influence implementation of security in technology decisions and initiatives.
  • Leads the design and creation of security guidelines, design patterns, standards, and best practices for use by Insurance and Technology teams.
  • Provides a security advisory service with respect to policies, standards, procedures, and major industry regulations for Wawanesa’s applications.
  • Provides peer mentorship and guidance within the information security team. 
  • Foster and promote security culture amongst all Insurance and Technology stakeholders.
  • Research and understand emerging technologies and concepts in the industry.
  • Perform threat risk assessments.
  • Perform general security consultations for Insurance and Technology projects and initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 5+ years of Information Services/Information Technology related experience with minimum of 3 years in a Cyber Security related role.
  • Superior knowledge of industry standard technical security controls.
  • Superior knowledge of Cyber Security and Risk Management frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of security tools and technologies.
  • Experience with M365 and other cloud technologies and platforms.
  • Experience with secure design of SaaS based applications.
  • Familiarity with assessing and understanding vulnerability assessments.
  • Ability to build relationships and use facilitation skills with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • 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 workloads.
  • Possession of industry related certifications is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the insurance/finance industry is considered an asset.
  • Experience leading projects or initiatives is 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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