Senior Cyber Security Specialist Job at CDW – in Toronto, ON

Job Description

At CDW, we’re always on, forever vigilant, and information security is infused in our DNA. A Fortune 200 leader and Canada’s number one provider of IT solutions, we have a proud 20-year track record of safeguarding companies’ critical data and resources through the very latest cybersecurity technologies and practices.

As a Senior Cyber Security Analyst, you’ll be a key contributor to our Security Operations Center (SOC) team, which specializes in detecting and responding to security incidents. This job is an excitingto work with real security threats and work with clients to mitigate and respond to such threats.

Join us and bring your considerable talent and desire to learn, experiment, lead and succeed in an innovative, highly autonomous and entrepreneurial environment. Together, we can advance cybersecurity and your career like nowhere else.

What you’ll do

Conduct incident investigations on SIEM tools

Perform threat hunting on customer networks to detect and isolate threats and provide recommendations to customers.

Act as designated lead on customer on-boarding projects to ensure a successful transition to SOC for security monitoring services.

Provide proactive security investigation and searches on client environment to detect malicious activates

Maintain up-to-date understanding of security threats, countermeasures, security tools and network technologies

Maintain technical proficiency, sharing knowledge throughout the firm through tool development, template enhancements and methodology enhancements

Identify and implement improvements in existing processes and procedures

Prepare Monthly Security Reports for managed clients which includes excellent analysis and recommendations and present them to customers during monthly meetings.

What you need to succeed


Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Science or related technical degree or related work experience

5+ years of experience in Cybersecurity operations or a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Strong understanding of computer networking and software development

Ability to obtain and maintain a Government of Canada Level 2–Secret security clearance

Expert knowledge of security incident management, malware management and vulnerability management processes

Advanced understanding of client-server applications, multi-tier web applications, relational databases, firewalls, VPNs, and enterprise Anti-Virus products

Security monitoring experience with one or more SIEM technologies – QRadar, Splunk, LogRhythm, and intrusion detection technologies

Familiarity with a scripting language (Python, JavaScript, etc.)

Ability to be available after hours and participate in on-call rotations


Information Security professional designations such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+

Preferred vendor certifications such as Splunk, QRadar, Logrhythm

Bilingual English and French

Ability to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers.

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

The well-being of our employees is essential to us. CDW offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental and vision coverage, coworker stock purchase program, paid vacation time and sick days, RRSP/DPSP and DPSP match, tuition reimbursement, coworker discounts and other generous perks.

About the Company

Company: CDW –

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

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