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Senior Information Security Analyst

Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Remote - Canada, CA Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E-7W5 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Regina, SK, CA, S4S-6X3 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


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 Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 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 Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

The Information Services organization at Wawanesa Insurance provides value to our customers by contributing to the goals of the business through leadership in the development and effective delivery of information technology services. 
We continue to initiate strategic projects that will enable our business community to achieve their goals.  As a result of these initiatives, we are growing our team!  

Job Overview

The Information Security Analyst is responsible for maintaining the security and integrity of data and must have knowledge of different aspect of information security within the company. The Security Analyst is responsible for the development and oversight of security requirements involved in incident response and threat management modification and ongoing support of existing objectives and initiatives. The Security Analyst must work with business partners as well as IS professionals in implementing security controls across the organization. 


This position will focus on incident and threat management and providing analysis and reporting services in support of businesses/groups. Overall, build relationships and liaises with stakeholders to understand problems and opportunities for improvement for alignment with Wawanesa's business objectives. 
Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with the information security team to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.
  • Detecting and assessing threats and incidents and determining their impact to Wawanesa's business operations, employees, or facilities
  • Conduct multi-step breach and investigative analysis to trace the dynamic activities associated with advanced threats
  • Perform investigation and escalation for complex or high severity security threats or incidents
  • Serve as an escalation resource and mentor for other analysts
  • Work with MSSP and other security partners for developing and refining SIEM correlation rules
  • Work on complex tasks assigned by leadership, which may involve coordination of effort among different analysts
  • Coordinate evidence/data gathering and documentation and review Security Incident reports
  • Assist in defining and driving strategic initiatives
  • Create and develop SOC processes and procedures working with different levels of analysts
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to Wawanesa’s Security Policy, Procedures, and Architecture based on operational insights
  • Define and assist in creation of operational and executive reports
  • Define tool requirements to improve SOC capabilities
  • Maintain up-to-date procedure documentation for incident and threat management
  • Initiates, facilitates, and promotes activities to create information security awareness within the organization.
  • Proactively identify and assist with implementation of products and tools to ensure security of our infrastructure and applications, collaborating with all areas of IS to harden our environment.
  • Interact with all levels within the organization to ensure activities are understood and completed appropriately.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security / Assurance, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related discipline from an accredited University or College or a combination of experience and education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Technology with at least 3 years of experience in a Security Analyst role in security operations.
  • Knowledge and experience in using ISO 27000, NIST, and other applicable security frameworks
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Familiarity with network-based services, client/server applications, mobile applications, enterprise systems and infrastructure, network architecture, and security infrastructure.
    • Familiarity with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technologies and processes
    • Understanding of firewalls, proxies, SIEM, antivirus and IDPS concepts.
    • Understanding of security controls, such as encryption, identity and access management, and vulnerability scanning.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to build and maintain high credibility with all business partners.
  • Strong verbal, written communications, and task management skills.
  • Ability to document and explain technical concepts and details clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences (e.g., technical, business, auditors, etc.).
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills with the ability to react quickly.
  • Proven self-starter and willing to accept additional responsibilities as position expands.
  • Project management knowledge and experience considered an asset.
  • Relevant industry certifications such as GSNA, GPEN, CEH, GCIH, GSEC, and GCFA will be considered an asset.  CISSP certification is considered a strong asset
  • Experience with security incident response, penetration testing, and computer forensics considered an asset.


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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