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Threat Intelligence Analyst

Date: Jun 2, 2021

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

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices 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.
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, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Are you interested in helping to build a Cyber Threat Intelligence program from the ground up? Wawanesa is expanding the scope of its growing cybersecurity program by adding a capability to provide actional intelligence related to emerging cyber threats. Our Security Operations and Analytics team has a mission to detect and respond to cyber threats and to provide understandable and actional information about emerging threats, our security posture, and measures of the effectiveness of our security program.
This role will have a significant and meaningful impact on a variety of stakeholders including our incident response team, security advisors, security awareness program, IT departments, and our leadership team.
We work with leading security tools, and have a well curated set of security event data sources. You will not be starved for data, tools, or opportunities to succeed.
Our team is experienced, dedicated, diverse, and highly engaged. This is the kind of job where you can make lasting contribution to a company that believes in doing the right thing for our members and the communities we operate in.


Job Responsibilities

As a member of the Security Operations and Analytics team of cyber security analysts, you will succeed by collecting, processing, and analyzing security data and information to produce actional recommendations to improve Wawanesa's ability to detect and respond to cyber threats. Your will track emerging threats, provide threat advisory reports, develop threat metrics, assist with the enrichment of security event information, and automate our detection mechanisms. As part of your role, you will take turns in our on-call incident handler and threat monitoring rotations.  Additionally, you will:

  • Curate cyber-crime threat intelligence data sources, both technical and non-technical 
  • Produce threat intelligence products include briefings, presentations, and assessments
  • Conduct threat, risk or business impact assessments for business units or projects to identify security gaps or requirements
  • Work with information security leadership to develop strategies and plans to enforce security & audit requirements and address identified risks.
  • Develop security processes and procedures, and supports service-level agreements (SLAs) to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.
  • Conduct research on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and assesses the resulting company risk.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend intelligence-related software and services.
  • Assist with incident response activities including classifying information security alerts/notifications.
  • Work collaboratively on information security education and awareness activities, including content review and development and implementation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience in either Incident Response, IT Security, or Intelligence with a demonstrated ability to process security data and leverage structured analysis to provide actionable insights on attacker methodology, tools, and emerging threats to support incident response or improve security posture

Preferred Skillsets and Experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a cybersecurity related role
  • Hold or working towards a professional security certification such as CISSP, CISM or equivalents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to publish advisory reports
  • Detailed knowledge of Incident Response methodology and attacker TTPs
  • Experience tracking adversaries using a variety of data and intelligence sources
  • Experience with both cloud-based and traditional IT infrastructure
  • Experience working with large data sets using tools and scripting languages like Excel, SQL, Python, SIEMs, and Jupyter Notebooks
  • Experience leveraging technical threat intelligence to enhance security events and improve security detections
  • Demonstrated capability to produce and present threat intelligence tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Experience automated threat detection on endpoint, network, server, and cloud platforms 
  • Deep and practical OS security/internals knowledge
  • Understanding of network protocols, infrastructure, and telemetry
  • Understanding of threat analysis models such as the Diamond Model, Cyber Kill Chain, and MITRE ATT&CK and experience using them to track attacks
  • Experience applying structured analytic techniques for threat intelligence
  • Programming or scripting background (Python, PowerShell, bash) is a plus
  • Knowledge of Data or Decision Science methods is a plus





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 and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of our workforce is currently working from home.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.