Information Security Analyst

Position Summary

Interior Health is looking for a permanent full time Information Security Analyst to join our Information Management & Information Technology team.

**The location of this position is flexible within the Interior Health region.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who possess strong problem solving skills, attention to detail and an appetite to continually learn and adapt to new technology.

About the Role:

The Information Security Analyst plays a key role in assisting Interior Health (IH) departments and staff with security compliance. The Security Analyst provides initial intake, assessment, and prioritization of requests for IMIT Information Security Services and/or events requiring incident response prioritizing based on risk and urgency, ensuring that work activities are logged and tracked and that higher priority events are appropriately escalated. The Security Analyst helps coordinate investigations for security-related incidents and policy violations as well as participates as a key member of an integrated breach response team. The Security Analyst deals with sensitive and critical situations and provides training and education on IH’s security procedures, policies, and standards at all levels of the organization.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Conducts information security investigations and performs breach management activities utilizing approved processes and techniques to conduct electronic audits, review security logs, and gather forensic evidence.

• Analyzes complex information through acute problem-solving to manage and investigate security incidents; develops reports, action plans, and response communications on mitigation strategies.

• Monitors and maintains security tracking tools and associated databases and prepares reports and presentations on metrics and risk trends.

• Participates in security, vulnerability, and risk assessments related to the information security features of the systems, networks, and related administrative activities; recommends mitigation strategies where necessary.

• Monitors and interprets security alerts generated by security monitoring systems to ensure appropriate and timely response to security-related incidents.

• In collaboration with other Information Privacy and Security personnel, promotes security best practices by developing and assisting in the delivery of corporate-wide security education and training materials to staff, physicians, clinicians, management, and external customers.

• Provides day-to-day guidance and direction both verbally and in writing to internal staff, physicians, clinicians, and management on information security policy, standards, and best practices.

• Assists in the support of provincial eHealth programs and initiatives that require privacy and security compliance.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, competitive salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong technical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.


Education, Training, and Experience:

• Graduation from a recognized degree program in Computer Science, plus five (5) years of recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Preferred completion of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or other recognized information security certification (Security+ MS Security etc.)
• Comprehensive knowledge of information security principles, standards, best practices, and industry trends.

Skills and Abilities:

• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with professionalism, tact, confidentiality, and discretion.
• Working knowledge of core security technologies including firewalls, anti-viruses, intrusion prevention, encryption, and web content filtering.
• Investigative and analytical skills to research, analyze, and interpret data and information from a variety of disparate sources.
• Excellent time management skills to prioritize, complete assignments, and schedule activities.
• Advanced proficiency in business applications, Microsoft Office Suite, databases, internet/intranet, and report writing.
• Ability to set priorities and work unsupervised in a complex environment.
• Ability to drive a vehicle and must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

“Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the B.C. Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).”


Starting salary is approximately from 67K to 93K and will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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