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OT (Operational Technology) Senior Security Analyst

Produits forestiers Résolu

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted May 4, 2022.

Focused on both environmental stewardship and financial success, Resolute Forest Products offers promising and fulfilling job opportunities, where motivated individuals have every chance to accelerate their careers. If you are passionate and ready to make a difference, Resolute is the company that will assure you of success.

Our Montreal location in Quebec, Canada is currently seeking talent to fill the position of OT (Operational Technology) Senior Security Analyst. This job is permanent, full-time.

Resolute-LP Engineered Wood Inc., located in Larouche (Québec), is an unconsolidated entity in which Resolute Forest Products has a 50% interest. Resolute operates the wood engineering facility and the joint venture partners are in charge of the sale of the products.

Your team and challenges:
Reporting to the Director, Cyber Security, you will be part of a highly dynamic team whose leaders and members are encouraged to exceed expectations.

The Sr. OT Security Analyst is responsible for maintaining a robust cyber security presence across Resolute’ manufacturing (OT) environments. This position participates in the identification, tracking, monitoring, containment and mitigation of OT security threats across complex and disperse environments.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for monitoring, managing and assessing OT cyber security risks.
  • Participate & Contribute to the development of the OT Security Program
  • Manage the process of gathering, analyzing and assessing the current and future threat landscape, as well as providing a realistic overview of risks and threats in the operational environment.
  • Contributes to the development of the OT security strategic plan and roadmap:
    • Identification of short- and long-term goals and objectives.
    • Participate in project prioritization
    • Participate in the development of business cases to support request for funding
  • Provide OT Security guidance on OT Projects.
  • Provide recommendations on how best to mitigate OT risks
  • Responsible for the development & implementation of OT Security policies & procedures
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of OT governance
  • Monitor existing OT Security solutions to recommend initiatives / projects.
  • Document & follow up OT cyber security incidents
  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of OT Incident Response capability – Policy / Procedures / Plans
  • Present changes at the Change Advisory Board (CAB) as needed
  • Establish metrics and key performance indicators to monitor the overall health and effectiveness of the OT cybersecurity and infrastructure program
  • Technology ownership for identified OT security stack components.
  • Ensure operational status on a day-to-day basis ensuring no degradation to the OT Security eco system.
  • Perform daily checks across all identified OT security stack components.
  • Management of the identified OT Threat Library.
  • Planning of all OT Security related projects.
  • Participation in projects as required
  • Provide best possible proactive and reactive measures to minimize OT security incidents and loss of production
  • Build relationships with mill process control groups to provide insight into OT Security risks
  • Stay informed about the latest cyber threats to the OT and ICS environment
  • Serve as subject matter expert in Industrial Automation and Control Systems security

Your team:
Reporting to the Director, Cyber Security, you will be part of a highly dynamic team whose leaders and members are encouraged to exceed expectations.

Education and experience required :

  • University degree in information system, computer science or engineering, or a related field of study and a M.Sc in information security is preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years of IT experience, with seven years in an information security role
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience within Cyber Security gained from Operational Technology environments
  • Certifications:
  • Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) is required
    • Either Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is required
    • As well as a minimum of one of the following certifications or related certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
    • Experience in conducting cyber incident investigation
  • Experience in contributing to the development of cybersecurity and infrastructure technology strategies for OT environments with clear understanding of the differences between IT and OT environments (e.g. 24×7 production operating model, safety and environmental risk factors, patching and anti-virus processes, segmentation requirements and security policies in ICS environments, technical debt and technology lifecycle management, etc.).
  • Experience developing and maintaining policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Experienced working with OT technologies / providers (ie: PLCs, DCs, Rockwell, Andritz, Allen-Bradley, Foxboro, etc)
  • Experience in development of OT Security policies & procedures

Skills required :

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in both French and English with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at all level of the organisation.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently with the IT and OT managers, the OT engineers and OT operations staff.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze security requirements and relate them to appropriate security controls.
  • Excellent understanding of the differences between IT and OT environments as it pertains to cyber security & mitigation as well as OT security concepts, protocols, industry best practices and strategies.
  • Proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments, and in defining treatment strategies.
  • Ability to manage tasks and priorities in a context of fast-paced teamwork
  • Project management skills and experience in creating and managing project plans, including budgeting and resource allocation.
  • An understanding of operating system and network protocols.
  • Sound judgment and the ability to make informed decisions.
  • Practical approach to problem solving and decision-making.
  • Vendor- and technology-neutral /objectivity when assessing and recommending overall EA directions and solutions

Only selected candidates will be contacted. Resolute Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer.

Forest products are essential, as are each and every one of our employees and contractors. We take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our employees and to safeguard the integrity of all Resolute facilities.

We are all in this together. We are one community. We are #RESOLUTEPROUD

Jobs where you grow
We are a global leader in the forest products industry offering a dynamic and safe work environment with opportunities and challenges that will help develop your skills.

With a diverse range of pulp, paper, tissue and wood products sold in over 70 countries, Resolute owns or operates some 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in Canada and the United States.

We are a company writing a new story for itself in a rapidly changing industry. We have made important inroads to ensure long-term profitability and to be an environmental supplier of choice. In order to remain a leader in our field, we are looking for individuals who are driven and eager to learn. Come take part of our history and be part of the change!

How are we building the Resolute of the future?
Find out in our Annual Report, available at

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