Cyber Data Protection Analyst- Remote

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J4G8

Company: Ansys

 Requisition #: 14600 


Our Mission: Powering Innovation That Drives Human Advancement  


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys. 


Innovate With Ansys, Power Your Career.  


Summary / Role Purpose

As a Cyber Data Protection Analyst, you will be responsible for identifying potential cyber security incidents and maintaining situational awareness within the Cybersecurity department. You will be part of the Cyber Response team where you will engage with peer teams to ensure that Data Protection controls are in place and corresponding alerts are responded to. In addition, you will support the development of the company’s Insider Threat detection capabilities to efficiently analyze large volumes of security related data for potential threats.



Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development, deployment, and support of Cyber Data Protection solutions.
  • Participate in the engineering of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) rules, Data Classification processes and Data Minimization solutions.
  • Engage with peer teams to complete Cyber Data Protection projects and meet Cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Respond immediately to Data Protection alerts and other Cybersecurity incidents.
  • Interface with the Legal team to investigate and report on suspicious user activity.
  • Assist the Privacy team in Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) processing, retention planning and other relevant tasks.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in the information technology, military, or intelligence field or formal education within cybersecurity.
  • Strong knowledge of Cybersecurity technologies and Data Protection methodologies.
  • Ability to analyze/summarize data to proactively monitor and respond to Insider Threats.
  • Solid understanding of threat actors and their tradecraft.
  • Ability to clearly communicate in an organized, concise manner.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills  

  • One or more of the following certifications preferred (GCFA, GCFR, GCIH)
  • Experience with Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Data Classification/Retention, Insider Risk, and eDiscovery technologies preferred but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of PowerShell, Power Automate, or other scripting languages is a plus.



At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential. We are ONE Ansys. We operate on three key components: the commitments to our stakeholders, the behaviors of how we work together, and the actions of how we deliver results. Together as ONE Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement. 


Our Commitments: 

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper


Our Values: 

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what's next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions: 

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive. 


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high — met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost. 


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics. 

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplace globally and in the U.S., Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (Belgium, China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and U.K.). 

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. 
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity. 



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