IT Security TRA and C&A Analyst

Location: National Capital Region

Security Clearance: Secret Security Clearance

Core Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for the Information Technology Security TRA and C&A Analyst Level 3 include, but are not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Review, analyze, and/or apply Federal, Provincial or Territorial IT Security policies, System IT Security Certification & Accreditation processes, IT Security products, safeguards and best practices, and the IT Security risk mitigation strategies;
  • Identify threats to, and vulnerabilities of operating systems (such as MS, Unix, Linux, and Novell), and wireless architectures;
  • Identify personnel, technical, physical, and procedural threats to and vulnerabilities of Federal, Provincial or Territorial IT systems;
  • Develop reports such as: Data security analysis, Concepts of operation, Statements of Sensitivity (SoSs), Threat assessments, Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs), Non-technical Vulnerability Assessments, Risk assessments, IT Security threat, vulnerability and/or risk briefings;
  • Conduct Certification activities such as: Develop Security Certification Plans, Verify that security safeguards meet the applicable policies and standards, Validate the security requirements by mapping the system-specific security policy to the functional security requirements, and mapping the security requirements through the various stages of design documents, Verify that security safeguards have been implemented correctly and that assurance requirement have been met. This includes confirming that the system has been properly configured, and establishing that the safeguards meet applicable standards, Conduct security testing and evaluation (ST&E) to determine if the technical safeguards are functioning correctly, Assess the residual risk provided by the risk assessment to determine if it meets an acceptable level of risk;
  • Conduct Accreditation activities such as: Review of the certification results in the design review documentation by the Accreditation Authority to ensure that the system will operate with an acceptable level of risk and that it will comply with the departmental and system security policies and standards and identify the conditions under which a system is to operate (for approval purposes). This may include the following types of approvals;
  • Developmental approval by both the Operational and the Accreditation Authorities to proceed to the next stage in an IT system’s life cycle development if sensitive information is to be handled by the system during development;
  • Operational written approval for the implemented IT system to operate and process sensitive information if the risk of operating the system is deemed acceptable, and if the system is in compliance with applicable security policies and standards;
  • Interim approval – a temporary written approval to process sensitive information under a set of extenuating circumstances where the risk is not yet acceptable, but there is an operational necessity for the system under development; and
  • Develop and deliver training material relevant to the resource category.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• A minimum of five years of cumulative experience in the last 10 years in conducting IT Security TRA and C&A/SA&A activities.
• Possess one current professional certification from the following:

  • Registration/licence to practice professional engineering in Canada;
  • CISSP from (ISC)2;
  • CISSP / ISSEP from (ISC)2;
  • CISSP / ISSAP from (ISC)2;
  • CISSP / ISSMP from (ISC)2;
  • CISM from ISACA;
  • CBCP from DRI;
  • CPP from ASIS;
  • GIAC / Any Silver audit certification;
  • GIAC / Any Gold audit certification;
  • C/CISO;
  • CRISC; and
  • CISA.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé.

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