Cyber Security Manager - Application Security



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Job Type: Permanent 
Reference code: 124858   
Primary Location: Toronto, ON  
All Available Locations: Toronto, ON 


Our Purpose


At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.

By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

  • Learn from deep subject matter experts through mentoring and on the job coaching
  • Leverage the Deloitte CPA Advantage program, a comprehensive support program for CPA modules and the CFE.
  • Be encouraged to deepen your technical skills…whatever those may be.
  • Build your leadership skills at Deloitte University.
  • Have many careers in one Firm.
  • Partner with clients to solve their most complex problems
  • Enjoy flexible, proactive, and practical benefits that foster a culture of well-being and connectedness.
  • Enjoy My Benefit Dollars - a flexible benefit to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. 
  • Experience a firm where wellness matters.
  • Experience MyFlex and an agile work environment where work is what you do not where you do it
  • Experience MyFlex where reduced hours or seasonal work allows you to meet your personal goals.
  • Build a network of colleagues for life
  • Have an impact that matters through pro bono and significant volunteer opportunities.
  • Be empowered to lead and have impact with clients, our communities and in the office.
  • Be expected to share your ideas and to make them a reality.
  • Be part of a firm that leads the way and pushes themselves to look like contemporary Canada.
  • Grow your network and your knowledge by joining one of our many Employee Resource Groups.


What will your typical day look like?


As a Cyber Security Manager with a focus on application security at Deloitte, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of cyber security within the organization. In this position, you will assess projects for application security risks, provide recommendations and mitigations, and lead key initiatives to enhance our application security practices. Your role encompasses project management, leadership responsibilities, and the ability to effectively communicate security-related technical details and metrics to leadership.




  • Conduct and lead team members through application Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC) reviews and application security assessments in a hybrid multi-vendor cloud environment.
  • Evaluate application architecture for security issues and flaws, including network security, IAM misconfigurations, encryption and key management configurations and cloud configuration issues.
  • Provide training and awareness sessions to application development teams, highlighting the benefits of web application layer protection services, and demonstrating exploits of confirmed security vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate with development teams to integrate automated security tools into the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline and promote agile security practices adoption.
  • Perform comprehensive Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), and Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Review security scan results and work closely with the development team to prioritize security vulnerabilities using a risk-based approach.
  • Conduct in-depth Infrastructure as Code (IAC) assessments and providing guidance to infrastructure teams on cloud security hardening.
  • Assess the effectiveness of Identity and Access Management (IAM) controls, access controls, and user management processes.
  • Identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses through application security assessments, code reviews, threat modeling, and vulnerability scanning.
  • Provide actionable recommendations and guidance to improve the security posture of applications and their supporting technology infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and enhance security policies, procedures, and risk management strategies.
  • Lead key security initiatives, manage projects, and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Align security efforts with organizational goals and risk management strategies.

About the team


You will be reporting to the Senior Manager of Information Security and representing security as a service function to stakeholders and clients. This role offers high level of cross-team and cross-customer visibility and requires the individual to demonstrate security subject matter expertise and critical thinking along with customer-centric mindset and positive demeanor. 

Enough about us, let’s talk about you


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Information Security with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience.
  • Certifiable competency in cybersecurity topics of security risk management, architecture, and engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of application security concepts, secure coding practices, and industry application security standards.
  • Proficiency in identifying and remediating common web application vulnerabilities, including OWASP Top 10.
  • Understanding of security code issues for various programming languages and technologies.
  • Technical competence in complex application environments, containerization, serverless computing, Infrastructure as Code (IAC), and CI/CD technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in using application security testing tools for static and dynamic code analysis, as well as penetration testing.
  • Hands-on experience in assessing multi-vendor cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) and awareness of their security offerings.
  • Experience in secure software development with knowledge of phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate information security issues to diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.




  • CISSP, CISM or an equivalent certification demonstrating competence at managerial-level cybersecurity and process knowledge are desired.
  • OSCP certification or Security Engineer/Associate/Architect level certification from a leading cloud vendor (AWS, Azure, or GCP) is desired.
  • Good-to-have/aspiring for: GWAPT, GCPN or GPCS certification.


Our promise to our people: Deloitte is where potential comes to life.


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We are a group of talented people who want to learn, gain experience, and develop skills. Wherever you are in your career, we want you to advance.

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Diverse perspectives and life experiences make us better. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we want you to feel like you belong here. We provide flexible working options to support you and how you can contribute. Be the leader you want to be.

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Some guide teams, some change culture, some build essential expertise. We offer opportunities and experiences that support your continuing growth as a leader.

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We are uniquely able to offer you new challenges and roles – and prepare you for them. We bring together people with unique experiences and talents, and we are the place to develop a lasting network of friends, peers, and mentors. Our TVP is about relationships – between leaders and their people, the firm and its people, peers, and within in our communities.

The next step is yours


At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action PlanReconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative.

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