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Director of Security


This is a Full-time position in Oakville, ON posted April 4, 2021.

About Q4
At Q4, we hustle, we grind and we grow. As the team members that make up #Q4orce, we care, we compete and we support each other every day. We’re on a mission to deliver a best-in-class client experience driven by technology, data, and of course, our people. 
As the leading provider of website, analytics and virtual events solutions to investor relations and the capital markets, Q4 is a trusted partner to over 2,400 of the world’s most successful public companies and institutions – and we are growing at an incredible pace. We’re on our way to becoming the largest capital markets platform company in the world. That’s where you come in. 
We hire smart, curious, and talented people to push boundaries, reimagine what’s possible and turn challenges into opportunities, all while keeping the needs of our clients at the heart of everything we do.
This is your opportunity to be a part of something special. Join us!
The gig
The Director of Security will be a senior member of the Security, Privacy and Compliance department. The role will manage security operations with direct responsibility for detection & monitoring operations, incident response, and threat identification and initiatives. The role will build/lead a small team and be hands-on with strong influencer skills and ability to balance day-to-day execution with strategy. The successful candidate must have a proven track-record of working closely with internal and external stakeholders to understand and safeguard the assets, people, and processes across a global company.

In this role you will:

  • Lead security operations, monitor emerging threats, oversee incident response and procedures and capabilities, enable outcomes-based metrics, and work closely with internal and external stakeholders for incident responses to determine appropriate courses of actions.
  • Develop and implement industry standard cyber controls and threat analytics.
  • Identify and drive the end-to-end remediation of discovered or potential security vulnerabilities and mature operational security processes and procedures.
  • Execute periodic security testing and reviews, promptly remediate any findings, and ensure policies, controls, and procedures are effective, documented, and understood by relevant stakeholders/roles through training and education.
  • With the Director, IT and VP of R&D, enhance the Cloud security framework, including prevention, detection, and response controls for all Cloud environments, and drive DevSecOps adoption across the entire software development lifecycle by enabling tools, processes, and framework.

Essential Skills for Success

  • Bachelor Degree, with a technology or business emphasis, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Possess one or more of the following industry certifications: CISSP/ CISA/ CISM, CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional), SABSA (Security Architecture), Other industry recognized Information Security certifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current cloud platforms, services and security best practices for their protection
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of information security industry standards (e.g. ISO17799, ISO27001, NIST, COBIT, ITIL, etc), and legislative/regulatory requirements (e.g. SAS-70, SOX, B198, GDPR, PIPEDA, etc)
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in information security including: Security Management, Policy & Procedure development, Governance Frameworks, Security Programs.
  • Developing and implementing cloud security architectures.
  • Knowledge and experience in Risk Assessment and Risk Management.
  • Security Architecture and IS Infrastructure Processes experience.
  • Operational security (network architecture, application, systems).
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to create solutions to fit a diverse and complex environment.
  • Adaptable to new technologies and challenges not previously encountered.
  • Able to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders, including business leaders, operational staff and engineers.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work with both technical and business users.
  • Self-motivated with acute attention to detail.
  • Innovative and proactive.
Why Q4?
We are motivated by solving complex problems in unorthodox ways.  Emphasis on your well-being means you experience your true potential.  We offer a variety of benefits to ensure you can always work hard and have fun:
– Health, wellness and lifestyle benefits to balance your heart, mind, and body.    
– Pension matching and Employee Equity Incentives to support your financial health.  
– Unlimited paid time off so you can be really recharge and enjoy life.  Enough said.   
– Flexible working environment.  Choose your home, one of our trendy offices or mix it up. 
– Virtual team building and socials. Keeping people connected is important.  
– And an amazing culture to top it all off!
Join #Q4orce
A career at Q4 means joining a team that thrives in a fast paced, high growth environment; one that is focused on providing growth opportunities, encouraging diversity & inclusion and working to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re thrilled to be able say that the Q4 team and culture have even won some awards along the way including being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women and Technology.
Q4 values diversity and people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Should you require any accommodations prior to or during the interview process, please contact