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Cyber Security Governance Analyst

Full Job Description

In a changing world, unprecedented challenges require unmatched talent. Join one of Montreal’s Top Employers in 2022. We are a dynamic and growing organization having its main establishment located in downtown Montreal and part of a leading international banking institution fully committed to building a more sustainable future. Note that the position may be in the Canadian Branch of BNP Paribas or in one of its subsidiaries based in Montreal.

The position at a glance

Part of BNP Paribas Americas Information Security Cyber Strategy team, the Cyber Security Governance Analyst will be assisting in collecting & consolidating information to prepare various committees defined as part of the BNP Paribas Americas Cyber Security governance, with the respective committee content including and not limited to KPI/KRIs reporting defined, presented, and followed up per the Cyber Security governance charter. This role avails the opportunity to interact with a wide range of stakeholders across the organization and the globe to obtain understanding of the evolving risks, risk appetite, and controls. It is an exciting opportunity to work with Executives, contribute to and learn to build a highly effective information security culture by championing comprehensive governance framework, monitoring, and advocating key risk metrics.

In detail

  • Participate in the key Information Security committees preparation following defined frequency of BNP Paribas Americas Cyber Security governance.
  • Assist in enriching the agenda, tracking committee activities, ensuring timely distribution of reports, minutes and action plans.
  • Design, develop and appropriately distribute information security reports and presentation materials.
  • Collect, synthesize metrics and reports from IT/IS teams.
  • Regularly liaise with stakeholders from different functions across, to ensure discussions, workshops or tasks are being held as needed for the committees.
  • Partner with key members and contributors to the Cyber Security program, in order to maintain the agenda, ensure datasets preparation and collection, and identify and resolve issues ahead of committees.
  • Continuously improve and maintain reporting and data visualizations while ensuring accurate, relevant and complete data via automation, simplification.
  • Propose improvement initiatives to contribute to the team efficiency including, but not limited to: reporting automation, Information security data consolidation, data analysis and dataviz.

The strengths and skills that will help you succeed


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience
  • Junior/fresh graduates are welcome
  • IT/IS experience, Information Security or IT Governance role would be appreciated.
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, PowerBI and other Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency in organizational and documentation skills, strong coordination with several different teams
  • Ability to work effectively with various teams


  • Knowledge of data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, Alteryx)
  • Programming in one or more languages (SQL, Python etc.)
  • Knowledge of Information Security functions (e.g. data loss prevention and detection, penetration testing, identity and access management, incident response management, and network architecture) and relevant KPI/KRI
  • Knowledge of information security frameworks and regulations such as NY DFS, FRB, FFIEC, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, SANS Critical Security Controls, OWASP Top 10 and others.
  • Good communicator with demonstrated ability to convey key messages in a clear and concise manner

What’s in it for you

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer flexible benefits including a family and spouse insurance program, a defined contribution pension plan and paid days for volunteering. Hybrid work arrangements, such as remote working up to 50% and flexible working hours are available for most positions. BNP Paribas provides excellent training and personal development programs, as well as opportunities for career development within the company and internationally.

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What you need to know

  • We will review candidates as they apply, so don’t wait to submit your application;
  • If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. BNP Paribas will work with you to ensure that you are able to participate fully in the process;
  • You must be legally eligible to work in the Greater Montreal area and, if applicable, hold a valid work or study permit. Physical presence in BNP Paribas’ office(s) is an essential function of this position;
  • Given the vast majority of our clients, both internal and external, is based outside of Quebec and Canada, our positions require employees to speak another language than French – being English for most positions; other languages such as Spanish or Portuguese may be also specifically required and such will be clearly mentioned in the requirements of the position;
  • All BNP Paribas employees in Canada must be adequately vaccinated against COVID-19 on the date of hire, unless exempt for a reason protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at the heart of our commitments

At BNP Paribas all employees are on an equal footing allowing us to create a work environment that values and respects people for their talents, skills and competences.

BNP Paribas recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, and other protected status (Employment Equity Act and Canadian Human Right Act).

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About us

BNP Paribas is the top bank in the European Union and a major international banking establishment. Present in 65 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, the bank holds key positions in several areas of banking and financial services.

BNP Paribas’ mission is to contribute to a responsible and sustainable economy by financing and advising its clients according to the highest ethical standards, while striving to respond to essential concerns in terms of the environment, regional development and social inclusion.

Since 1961, BNP Paribas has supported large Canadian companies and institutions in their business development by offering a full range of specialized financial services and investment products.

With over 1,200 employees, BNP Paribas in Canada continues to attract experts from diverse fields as well as ambitious young talent from around the world. We are proud to offer our employees a rewarding and international workplace where they can build their professional careers by honing their skills, meeting challenges and enriching their knowledge of the financial industry.

Our certifications and partnerships

  • Montreal Top Employer 2022
  • Women in Governance – Parity certified – Silver certification
  • CCDI Consulting Inc. (Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Pride at Work Canada
  • Rainbow Accreditation issued by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
  • ROSEPH – Grouping of specialized organizations for the employment of persons with disabilities
  • IndigenousWorks

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