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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Cybersecurity Operations Advisor (IT Advisor)

Richmond, BC
Full Time
2 days ago

NB 51085743 - NC 51086720

BCH-R-5743-211008E1Employment Posting ID:

Cybersecurity Operations Advisor (IT Advisor) Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Dunsmuir 09Job Location: Permanent Lower MainlandRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

BC Hydro is seeking a talented individual, with a range of skills and experience, to join its cybersecurity operations team. The team is responsible for defending, detecting and responding to cyber incidents, managing threat and vulnerability, and overseeing or directly supporting security platforms such as SIEMs, firewalls, and anti-virus systems. The team is often consulted on matters of security requirements and design, and there are opportunities to participate on projects.

These positions will appeal to individuals who want to make a difference, who are naturally curious, driven, and who possess a strong security aptitude and positive attitude. Personal growth is important at BC Hydro and so all team members have the opportunity to undertake different roles within the team based on your skill set and the needs of the team.

BC Hydro offers a complex and challenging technical environment facing advanced threats. We can all but guarantee that you will never be bored!


As a member of the Cyber Security Operations team, you may perform a combination of the following tasks;

Cyber Defence * Use data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats * Perform cyber defense trend analysis and reporting * Use cyber defense tools for continual monitoring and analysis of system activity to identify malicious activity * Assist in the construction of signatures which can be implemented on cyber defense network tools in response to new or observed threats within the network environment or enclave * Develop content for cyber defense tools.

BCH-R-5743-211008E1 - Cybersecurity Operations Advisor (IT Advisor)

NB 51085743 - NC 51086720

Incident Detection & Response * Investigate, analyze, and respond to cyber incidents * Assist with the development of new analytic methods/correlation rules for detecting threats and incidents * Perform event correlation using information gathered from a variety of sources within the enterprise to gain situational awareness and determine the effectiveness of an observed attack * Provide timely detection, identification, and alerting of possible attacks/intrusions, anomalous activities, and misuse activities and distinguish these incidents and events from benign activities. * Analyze identified malicious activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on system and information * Determine tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for intrusion sets * Analyze, isolate and remove malware.

Threat & Vulnerability * Identify and assesses the capabilities and activities of cybersecurity criminals or foreign intelligence entities; produce findings to help initialize or support law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations or activities * Characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources * Support vulnerability management by producing reports and making remediation recommendations * Monitor external data sources (e.g., cyber defense vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams, Security Focus) to maintain currency of cyber defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise * Perform scans and/or recommend computing environment vulnerability corrections * Support and configure BC Hydro's vulnerability management tools.


* Bachelor's Degree or Technical Diploma * Five or more years IT / network operations experience * Three or more years of experience in a security operations role is preferred but not mandatory. * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision * Strong knowledge of various security technologies, infrastructure, and network systems * Good verbal, written, and customer services skills

Plus, some combinations of the following;

* One or more security certifications including CISSP, CRISC, CISA, CISM, GCIH, GPEN, CEH * Scripting (python) / Security DevOps experience * Knowledge of networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. * Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. * Knowledge of cyber defense and vulnerability assessment tools and their capabilities * Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies * Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods * Knowledge of adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures * Knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and network security architecture * Knowledge of the common attack vectors on the network layer * Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services * Knowledge of how to use network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities * Knowledge of computer forensics and investigative procedures * Knowledge of packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump).

BCH-R-5743-211008E1 - Cybersecurity Operations Advisor (IT Advisor)

NB 51085743 - NC 51086720

* The positions are located in downtown Vancouver.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * NOTE: This job may have a second position become available. Applicants from this posting would be considered for both positions.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Date Posted: 2021-10-08 Closing Date: 2021-10-22
Information Technology