The Information Systems and Technology (IST) department at the University of Waterloo provides information systems, technology and services in support of teaching, learning, research and administrative needs across campus. Within IST, the Information Security Services (ISS) group provides a comprehensive set of information security services to the University of Waterloo including security/risk/compliance assessments, security awareness, identity and access management, vulnerability management, network security monitoring, TLS certificates, and incident response.
ISS has an immediate need for an Information Systems Specialist to provide security risk and compliance support for technology initiatives. The complexity of technologies supported varies widely from small systems supporting specific processes in individual business units or research teams, to complex ERP systems. The successful applicant will work closely with technology staff, functional staff, instructional staff and researchers to navigate security/privacy risk management processes to ensure security risks are managed appropriately within the University of Waterloo’s risk management framework.
Key competencies for this role include advanced business and systems analysis, risk management, relationship management, organization & planning, communication, and teamwork. The Information Systems Specialist is directly involved in the life cycles of multiple systems, and is involved with other projects and working groups within IST. The responsibilities of this role currently include: