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Chief Security Officer

  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job description

Location: Ottawa, ON Canada


Term: Permanent

High Tech Genesis is currently looking to hire a Chief Security Officer (CSO), you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our organization's assets, mitigating risks, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. With your strategic vision and leadership, you will lead our security efforts, from developing robust security processes to driving innovation in security management solutions. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the security landscape of our organization and contribute to its long-term success.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the development and execution of comprehensive strategies to assess, mitigate, and manage risks across all operational facets of the organization.
  • Oversee crisis management protocols and ensure preparedness for unforeseen events.
  • Design, implement, and maintain robust security processes and policies to safeguard the corporation's assets.
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate risks pertaining to informational, physical, and financial security.
  • Develop measures to limit liability and exposure to security threats.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to ensure adherence to local, national, and global regulations, particularly in areas such as privacy, health, and safety.
  • Independently monitor and enforce compliance standards across all organizational activities.
  • Conduct ongoing research to stay abreast of emerging security threats and trends.
  • Drive the implementation of innovative security management solutions to enhance organizational resilience and mitigate evolving risks.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the security team, fostering a culture of excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop and mentor team members, empowering them to excel in their roles and contribute effectively to the organization's security objectives.

Job requirements

  • Proven experience in a leadership role within the security domain, with a track record of successfully implementing security initiatives
  • In-depth knowledge of security protocols, compliance standards, and crisis management best practices
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess and mitigate complex risks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across various departments and levels of the organization

Desired skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Security Management, Risk Management, Business Administration) required; advanced degree
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Chief Information Security Officer)

High Tech Genesis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values.

Please be advised:

  1. Applicants must have the legal right to work in Canada.
  2. Kindly submit your resume in MS Word format upon application for this position.