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Join the mission-critical Cybersecurity Division in the City of Toronto to establish and sustain a City-wide cyber strategy to continuously improve the City’s cyber posture.

As a strategic minded leader, the Director, Cyber Diplomacy and Governance will lead the planning and implementation of proactive cyber strategies, processes, policies, standards, guidelines, and initiatives. You’ll conduct risk assessments to detect all potential threats and protect the City’s digital assets while driving forward the City’s cyber security mandate.

Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer and supervising a team, you will lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of an enterprise-wide information security strategy, which includes governance, architecture, risk management, awareness, and training. Establishing and monitoring leading-edge information security standards, you’ll collaborate with other cybersecurity leaders and across the City to ensure policies and standards are followed.

Leveraging your background in information systems security as well as senior management, you’re well equipped to establish annual and long-range security and compliance goals, review internal processes to identify potential opportunities for improvement, and develop and implement programs that make changes to overall business performance. You will also administer the section’s annual budget and ensure the expenditures are within approved limitations per the City’s financial, capital and operating budget processes.

As a strong communicator with excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills you’ll promote engagement and awareness by building relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and partners. You have outstanding strategic thinking, planning and problem-solving skills, complemented by the ability to prepare comprehensive reports and presentations for all levels of an organization.

Your qualifications include a post-secondary degree in Business or Technology or a related discipline, and extensive experience at a senior management level leading the development and maintenance of an enterprise-wide cyber framework, program or strategy. You also have considerable experience leading all aspects of a variety of critical functions including governance, risk management, third party risk, cyber awareness, and cyber strategy and advisory.

With a vast knowledge of current security standards and governance (ISO/IEC, NIST, ANSI/ISA, ISCI), you possess an understanding of the cyber threat landscape. You also have a comprehensive understanding of the cyber security issues facing large government organizations including service delivery, policy development and strategic and service planning.

Professional Security certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), SANS, CCSP, would be considerable assets.

To apply to this strategic directorship role, submit your application to Phelps at, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Application deadline: December 7, 2020

Contribute to building the City’s Cyber Practice:

As North America’s fourth largest city and Canada’s financial and business capital, the City of Toronto is seeking innovative, proven cyber leader to join our dynamic team. Help build a leading practice cyber organization that will be responsive in meeting the needs of our 240+ different lines of business involving more than 20,000 staff at 600+ sites.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.

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Director, Cyber Diplomacy & Governance