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Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

Your contribution

In an organization where cybersecurity is key to decision-making, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a multitude of innovative projects and contribute to building the Bank of tomorrow through your expertise and creativity. By collaborating with your colleagues in all sectors of the organization, in your advisory role, you’ll help identify and take control of cybersecurity and IT risks, while ensuring we remain a trusted partner to our clients. We want your know-how and your ideas! Join our team and together we’ll influence the Bank as we move towards a shared goal: become the most cybersecure organization in the world!

  • Profile: Like communicating and collaborating, have the reflex to question the status quo
  • Experience: Proven expertise in cybersecurity and risk management, good knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or solid experience in a related field, supported by certification in cybersecurity (CISSP, CEH, CISM, CISA, GIAC/SANS,CRISC,...)
  • Work environment: Bilingual, collaborative workspaces, project delivery in agile mode, cutting-edge technological environments

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What does it take for a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor to stand out our team? Here are a few of the required skills: (1 Beginner – 10 Expert)

  • Passionate about cybersecurity 10
  • Flexible and versatile 9
  • Team and community spirit 9
  • Innate technological curiosity 8
  • Ability to influence and explain in plain language 8
  • Results-oriented 8
  • Sense of urgency / Ability to manage priorities 7
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

5 key characteristics

  • Ambassador
  • Agile
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Creative
  • Collaborator

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The role of the Cybersecurity advisor is essential to protect the current bank and the bank of tomorrow.

— Lyne d'Amico, CISO

I participate on diversified and innovative projects in a dynamic environment!

— Cyber Security Advisor


  • Skilled and inspiring colleagues

  • Stimulating challenges and projects

  • Job security & benefits

  • Cybersecurity: Our top priority

  • Dynamic and flexible environment

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Detailed Description

Job ID 18771834160 Date posted 11/24/2021

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

A career in technology at National Bank means participating in the transformation to have a direct impact on the client. If you are passionnate about Information Security, we want to know you!

As a Cybersecurity Senior Advisor, you'll have the opportunity to take part in large-scale projects. You’ll work in an environment where you can excel while collaborating closely with all Bank sectors. 

Your role
  • Ensure that risk considerations are considered at each stage of the system development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Assess the risk posture of one or more business units
  • Produce, maintain and communicate indicators (progress, performance, risk, etc.)
  • Proactively propose solutions to reduce the risk of potential failures
  • Use your judgement, based on existing policies and industry best practices, recommend application and network security measures.
  • Collaborate with several key stakeholders (IT architects, analysts, BISO, IT Risks and of course our various business lines)

Required competencies:
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and 5 to 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum 2–5 years of experience in information security (authentication, authorization, access control, audit, cryptography, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of the processes for integrating security assessments into the enterprise life cycle (servers, workstations, applications, network components, etc.).
  • Team spirit, good interpersonal and communication skills and focus on customer service.
  • Ability to explain risk to different audiences (technical and non-technical professionals).
Prefereed competencies:
  • Professional IT certifications (CISSP, AWS, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GIAC or other equivalent certifications).
  • Experience within a large and complex organization (exemple: Banking industry).
  • Excellent knowlodge of the industry best practices
Your benefits
Upon hiring, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer attractive benefits for you and your family:
  • Health and wellness program, including many benefits
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Preferred banking services
  • Volunteer program
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual sleep clinic
These are just a few of the many benefits we offer. We've rolled out a number of additional measures to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing during the pandemic. 
We're putting people first
We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.
Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us,  and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 
We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.
We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?
Ready to live your ambitions?

JobField: IT

Unposting Date: 2021-12-22

Job Number: INF0012Y

Posting Date: 2021-11-24

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