Promoting security awareness and development.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.  They are hiring a Security Analyst, Enterprise Architecture and Security.

The Technical Security Analyst reports to the Manager, Information Security, and provides technical security leadership and expertise as well as supports the privacy and security auditing capability for clinical applications within Information Management Information Technology Services (IMITS) that provides services in the Lower Mainland to Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC). In addition to demonstrating general security-related knowledge, the Security Analyst is a proven expert in at least one core technical competency (such as boundary controls, antivirus, intrusion detection/prevention, monitoring/reporting) and consults on projects that require those skills. Responsibilities include conducting system audits and reviews to determine and investigate system breaches, analyzing networks, systems and applications using a variety of Risk Management and Security Audit methodologies, and developing comprehensive reports detailing findings. Analyzes findings and produces recommendations to correct unmitigated risks. Works with management staff across the three health organizations to design and implement secure system solutions and works closely with Privacy team to investigate cases of internal and/or external network access attempts and breaches.

Key Accountabilities


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, and five to seven (5-7) years’ of recent related experience in an information technology role that included information security, incident response and security threat analysis, preferably in a public sector and/or health care environment. Certification in a cyber-security discipline (CISSP, CEH, SCF, CISA, SANS) is desirable. Active CISSP or SANS GIAC certification is preferred.

Ideally experience in security incident response/privacy investigations, in addition to having proficient technical skills in scripting, automation and security threat investigation and prevention techniques.

Uses broad knowledge of a wide range of information security technologies and processes such as firewall, Intrusion Detection/Prevention systems, Security Information Management solutions, managed antivirus solutions, security incident response and threat intelligence to provide technical information security leadership. Applies strong knowledge of information security concepts and security technologies. Uses exceptional written communication skills and analytical abilities to conduct assessments, document and analyze finding and prepare related recommendations. Proactively interacts with stakeholders at all levels to creatively achieve results in a dynamic environment. Ability to translate business and technical requirements. Uses strong oral communication skills to present technical information to a variety of audiences.

Please apply through the Careers at PHSA website.

This entry was posted in Industry, tagged Security and posted on March 7, 2018