Security Analyst

Kitchener, ON

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ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad process by connecting students, recruitment partners, and partner schools on a single platform.
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We’re building a movement - an education revolution.
We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. 
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
Opportunity:
As a Security Analyst, you will be implementing, configuring and /or administer security mechanisms that support Applyboard’s security strategy, security policy and business objectives. You will be working under the direction of Director of Security. You will be entrusted with the sacred duty of protecting the data for millions of students globally! 
You will be responsible for pre-release security stance verification on software development, application implementation, and system configurations. Review current and proposed technology systems to determine security risks, recommend and develop mitigation strategies. Liaise with all teams as required to ensure security requirements are included in the project plans Monitor, audit and record and alert on actual and potential security risks

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Investigate and respond to security incidents
  • Able to tune correlation rules and outcomes via security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and
  • response (SOAR) platforms
  • Monitor networks and cloud systems for potential threats
  • Review and triage information security alerts, provide analysis, determine and track remediation, and escalate as appropriate
  • Detect and respond to malicious behavior on cloud systems, SaaS, workstations, servers, and networks
  • Manage and support the log collection, security scanning, intrusion detection, content filtering, and other security-related systems
  • Actively research, evaluate, and drive next generation security technologies
  • and solutions to solve the organizations needs
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows capabilities and with network and host based forensic processes
  • Familiarity of the investigation of malware and host compromise incidents
  • Understanding of intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, and
  • IP reputation systems
  • Technical understanding of current cybersecurity threats and trends
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and resolve inquiries 

What you bring to the table:

  • 5+ years of relevant security experience
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information Security, Business,
  • Management, Information Technology, or related field
  • Practical experience with deployment and/or operation of commonly used information security solutions
  • Prior experience with secure software development, data protection, cryptography, key management, identity and access management (IAM), network security (VPNs) within SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud environments
  • Strong knowledge of current security threats, techniques, and landscape, with a dedicated and self-driven desire to research and learn more about the information security landscape
  • Review and triage experience with SIEM, endpoint detection and response tools
  • Previous experience with LogRhythm is an advantageous
  • Experience and knowledge related to the configuration and maintenance of security monitoring and reporting platforms

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
  • Working alongside a brilliant and globally diverse team based in Waterloo and Toronto
  • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!



Life at ApplyBoard: By joining our team, you have the opportunity to be part of one of the fastest-growing technology companies, not only in Canada but the world. With that, you will have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of more than 1,000 team members from 25+ countries, representing 30+ nationalities, and speaking 50+ languages.Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities.
About ApplyBoard: ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,500 institutions across Canada, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. ApplyBoard, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has helped more than 200,000 students from more than 125 countries along their educational journeys since 2015.
ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list in 2019 and #2 in 2020. ApplyBoard was also been named to LinkedIn’s list of Top Startups in 2020 and TechTO’s list of top Canadian Rocketship companies to accelerate your career in the Tech Industry. 
In 2021, ApplyBoard announced a C$375M Series D funding on a C$4B valuation. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team around the world, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
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