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Senior Technical Specialist – Security

Economical Insurance

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 6, 2022.

Senior Technical Specialist – Security 


Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste . Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. 

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people – and its customers – and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Guide partners on a broad range of specific Technology Controls and Information Security programs, policies, standards and incidents.
  • Assist with the execution of processes defined to respond to and recover from security incidents
  • Implement and maintain tools aimed at preventing, detecting and analyzing security threats
  • Assist with the identification of vulnerabilities in the Corporate IT environment as well as in the online platforms
  • Seek the remediation of vulnerabilities identified internally/externally by communicating with relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor systems for unexpected activity to identify anomalous behaviour and events.
  • Research and propose new or emerging technologies and tools that would enhance the Cyber Security posture.
  • Effectively liaise and communicate with technology partners and key business stakeholders regarding information security incident events and trends.
  • Define, implement and manage standards, operating procedures, and solutions that mitigate risk and maximize security, service availability, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Continually learning new attack vectors, new threats, and security framework expertise.

What do you bring to the role?

  • Passion for Cybersecurity
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • University degree or college diploma in a relevant discipline
  • Relevant industry related certification CISSP, GSEC, OSCP, GIAC, etc.
  • Knowledge of industry adopted frameworks and methodologies (MITRE ATT&CK, CIS, NIST, ISO, PCI-DSS, etc)
  • Knowledge of cryptographic techniques, firewalls, vulnerability management solutions, intrusion detection/prevention systems, endpoint protection, and SIEM solutions
  • Holistic understanding of cloud integration and technologies (including SAAS, PAAS, IAAS public and private cloud infrastructure)
  • Proven ability to rapidly analyze complex technical security threats and incident information to be able to communicate business-impacting risk to non-technical audiences
  • Experience with forensic investigations
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with discretion in sensitive situations

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot – you deserve it.

We offer: 

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns – participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: .

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