Cyber Security Specialist – Halifax, NS


Dovre Group is pleased to offer the following employment opportunity: Cyber Security Specialist located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a permanent full-time role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and advice with respect to the translation of stakeholder needs and system requirements into technical security mechanisms and system architecture.
  • Develop security test plans and procedures for OT, IT, ICS and Network security test, evaluation, and commissioning activities.
  • Assist in technical risk assessments as part of design and the assessment of vulnerabilities.
  • Assist in the identification, design, coordination, conduct, monitoring and assessment of various forms of technical testing (i.e. Factory Acceptance Testing, Final Acceptance Testing).
  • Assist in the identification, design, coordination, conduct and evaluation of various forms of physical security testing including penetration testing and modeling of physical security for the CSC ship.
  • Witness and report on penetration tests, red team testing and similar forms of testing (i.e. Vulnerability Assessment) for OT, IT and ICT systems.
  • Analysis and assessment of various forms of network infrastructure based on the NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, SoGware Engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Cybersecurity.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least five of the following area:

  • Security Management
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Systems Security Architecture
  • Security Design Principles – Network, IT, OT, and ICT Security Design
  • Security testing and validation (i.e. VA, Pen Test, FAT etc.)
  • Quality Management – Developing Security Test Plans and Procedures
  • Application of ITSEC best practices
  • Problem solving skills and ability to lead and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related Cybersecurity / technical domain.

Certifications in:

  • Physical Security Professional (PSP)
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • PMP or working towards PMP

Experience in the following areas:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Security Assessment and Authorization Experience (specifically ITSG-33)
  • Generation of artefacts for Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Developing Security Test Plans and Procedures
  • Physical Protection System (PPS) Design (i.e. CCVE, Access Control etc.)
  • Use of engineering related tools (i.e. DOORS, CAMEO)


A competitive salary and benefits package, include but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP Matching Program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities;
  • Relocation offered.

Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position. However, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Geanine McGrath

Senior 360 Recruiter

Cherie Taylor
Senior 360 Recruiter



Job ID: #25658