iFathom Corporation | Security Specialist


Ottawa, ON

Job Description:

iFathom has been providing custom application design and development work, system integration, and quality IT Professional Services to government and private sector clients for more than 15 years. iFathom holds contracts with various government departments for IT Professional Services in different categories for specific ongoing IT projects.  These contracts are often administered through the issuance of Task Authorizations over the course of the project.  The different resource categories that are required in the different development phases of the project are called up via these Task Authorizations at the appropriate stage of the project.  In this case, our client has identified Security Specialist as one of these categories. Qualified candidates who apply for this position will be contacted when taskings for this position come up, as and when required by our client.  CVs will be kept in our database for this purpose for twelve months.


Candidates must have at minimum a Reliability Status Security Clearance from CIISD. 


  • 7+ years of experience reviewing, analyzing and evaluating new and existing security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures and providing advice as to their appropriateness and effectiveness;
  • Must possess one of the following certifications:
    • Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Certified Professional (SCP)
    • SNIA Certified Systems Engineer (SCSE)
    • SNIA Certified Architect (SCA)
    • SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSNE)
  • Experience conducting security threat and risk assessments for two or more IT projects valued at $250K or more;
  • Experience conducting security threat and risk assessments for one or more IT projects valued at $500K or more; and
  • Experience conducting one or more security compliance audits.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare work plans, schedules and progress reports;
  • Develop IT security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures;
  • Review existing security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures and provide advice and recommendations for system implementation;
  • Conduct security threat and risk assessments of IT facilities, application systems and communications;
  • Conduct reviews of backup, recovery and business continuity plans;
  • Investigate security incidents and reporting cause and related weaknesses and recommending remedies;
  • Design the security framework and propose recommendations for implementing the security components of IT infrastructure required to protect assets and to support application systems; and
  • Provide advice on the security aspects of application systems under development.

Contact Info

Please send your resume to jobs@ifathom.ca and type Security Specialist jobID #244 in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please.


Security Specialist