• Information Security Governance Specialist

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 6 days ago(7/11/2018 1:21 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Position Overview:


    The Information Security Governance Specialist is accountable for assisting with the implementation and management of Security Governance services in support of the global security program.    This role is responsible for assisting with the implementation and management of a global security compliance management program and ensures that information security risks are identified, managed and tracked. This role also develops and maintains the enterprise security awareness strategy, plan and directives and facilitates the collaboration between key stakeholders to identify high-risk areas and themes for the program.


    The Information Security Governance Specialist will work with the Director, Information Security Governance as well as other risk and governance teams across the enterprise to ensure practices are aligned. 



    • Supports the development and maintenance of global security, policies and standards that align to business objectives and address legal and regulatory requirements
    • Supports testing of security controls working with risk management, compliance, audit and other key stakeholders
    • Provide information related to security audits and coordinates updates and tracking of management actionsReviews and assesses requests for exemptions to security policies and standards
    • Supports the management of global Information Security Risks to ensure they are current, accurate, and actions against remediation plans are tracked.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of a security risk reporting framework
    • Develops and maintains the enterprise security awareness strategy, plan and directives.
    • Provides awareness & training of our security policies and standards so that employees know, understand, and can follow them.
    • Assists in the development of methods, tools, templates and training in support of Security Governance services



    • 5-7 years of experience of in the financial services industry or in a large organization.
    • 5-7 years of experience within the area of information security, risk, compliance and/or governance.
    • A degree, preferably computer science related, or a combination of education and related experience.
    • Professional Designation in IT compliance or Security such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) or Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) would be an asset
    • In-depth understanding of information technology security governance, assessments and best practices across the industry.
    • Demonstrated ability to link high level policies and direction into actionable operational standards and directions.
    • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
    • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with a diverse workforce.
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
    • Experience in the fields of IT auditing and risk management an asset
    • Previous experience using GRC tools
    • Facilitates and influence discussions with Senior Leaders in IT, Enterprise Risk, etc.
    • Ability to multi-task and change direction/priorities quickly

    We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.


    Discover your opportunity….


    Apply today!


    Great West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.


    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.



    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed