Information Security Specialist (Role A-3)

Would you like to be part of an operations team dedicated to detecting and preventing threats to help secure information for one of Canada’s leading banks? Does investigating complex problems with an attention to detail sound like something you would enjoy?  If so, this role may be a good one for you.

Here is what you will do:

  • Clean and format large data sets to facilitate analysis
  • Review and analyze data to identify clusters, outliers and security threats
  • Use statistical analysis and data mining techniques to support the development of strategies used to mitigate vulnerabilities and risk
  • Summarize and present detailed findings and recommendations for increased security by email to the assigned manager
  • Perform specific data or analysis based on business user requests
  • Contribute to automation of reporting requirements

In performing this role you will: 

  • Have a degree or diploma in Business, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent experience
  • Have an interest in the field of IT Security
  • Apply data science techniques and use your Python and/or R programming skills to efficiently analyze data
  • Use your exceptional attention to detail to detect anomalies or clusters to identify threats
  • Use your critical thinking skills help to evaluate information inform your decision making

Nice to have:

  • Experience using data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
Role Business Location Deadline
Information Security Specialist CIBC Toronto  September 4, 2018 Closed

The Recruitment Process


The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to apply for the roles. This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne Canada. Instructions for applying are included below. Applicants will be shortlisted for participation in the next step based on a review of each online questionnaire and assessing the likelihood of fit for the roles for which we are recruiting.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step in the Specialisterne recruitment process is an Employment Discovery Workshop. It is a hands-on, task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a relaxed setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you – what motivates you, your interests and your skills.

Training Program

Candidates whose profiles are well-suited for the roles for which we are recruiting will be invited to participate in a four-week skills evaluation and training program on the employer’s site. It will include case studies, real-life projects, as well as training relevant to the roles and working environment.


Employment offers are made to the candidates with the best fit. Once accepted, the individuals will transition into their positions at the organization. Specialisterne Canada will provide support where necessary, which may include modifications to the work environment.

Those not selected can have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future.

To Apply

Please read the role descriptions carefully.

If you completed a Specialisterne questionnaire in the past, please do so again, as this one has been customized for this recruitment program.

For More Information

Please direct any questions via email to  If you prefer to speak on the phone, send us an email and we will schedule a call.

For a complete description of the process and all our roles, download this PDF.

For more information about Specialisterne, visit our website

We look forward to hearing from you!

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