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Network Security Consultant - 03091

Toronto, Ontario


The Network Security Consultant role requires extensive knowledge of network connectivity, network security and internet technologies with demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing, configuring, implementing, and troubleshooting network and network security solutions for the K-12 school board environment. This resource is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Providing hands-on subject matter expertise troubleshooting with securing software-defined networking (SDN) technology including:

    • Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) including Fortinet, Cisco Meraki, Palo Alto, etc.

    •  Emerging SD-Edge such as VMware VeloCloud, Silver Peak, etc

  • Providing subject matter expertise for the design, development and delivery of technical training courses on secure networking solutions, as well as Network Traffic and Data Management (NTDM), Next-Generation Security (NG-SEC) architecture and products to support boards’ secure broadband modernization implementations

  • Providing implementation guidance, and hands-on troubleshooting and configuration of network data monitoring and management systems including SolarWinds, FortiManager and Panorama

  • Troubleshooting, providing analysis, and recommending solutions on complex network performance issues using network performance management tools and other network troubleshooting/performance benchmarking techniques

  • Performing network load testing, preparing test plans, completing the testing analysis, and risk assessments to ensure sound network architecture using load testing tools

  • Configuring, installing and troubleshooting network hardware including modems, switches, routers, and servers

  • Configuring and administering network protocols such as MPLS, VPLS, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)

  •  Providing subject matter expertise, configuration, troubleshooting, training, and implementation guidance with network security and network protection solutions, including:

    • Next-generation cyber security technologies

    • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection

    • Advanced intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS)

    • Endpoint detection and response (EDR) and other endpoint security solutions

    • Cloud-based cyber security solutions (e.g. Zscaler, Cisco Umbrella)

  • Staying abreast of the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape to provide subject matter expertise, guidance and advice on tactical and operational network security practices

  • Providing subject matter expertise, analysis, configuration, troubleshooting, and implementation guidance with network operations centre (NOC) and security operations centre (SOC) technologies, including:

    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    • Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)

  • Providing subject matter expertise, analysis, configuration, troubleshooting, training, and implementation guidance with authentication solutions and technologies for:

    • Password-based authentication

    • Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

    • Certificate-based authentication

  • Designing and building network data monitoring and management systems

  • Creating/updating detailed system documentation and technical specifications various solutions and architecture, including SD-WAN, network security and network protection solutions, and NOC and SOC solutions

  • Assessing new and emerging network security solutions and technology trends and industry analysis, including, but not limited to wireless network security practices including authentication and edge security

  • Presenting to various stakeholders, as needed

  • Deliver on other duties as assigned. Provide status and project status reports on other deliverables assigned.

  • This work involves working in close partnership with various government departments, the K-12 education sector, telecommunications providers and network technology vendors to develop customized approaches and implementation plans.

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