As hackers ramp up attacks with increasingly sophisticated methods and tools that are readily available for purchase on the dark web, the “white hats” need all the help they can get. According to recent estimates, there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry by 2021.
Forensic Investigation Courses at BCIT
Our Fall term is starting soon and space is still available in a few courses.
Interested in taking a course for professional development?
Contact BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca for more information on approval to register.
This course focuses on the application of crime analysis tools, techniques and methods to support crime reduction initiatives, criminal investigations, and effective deployment of police resources. Students will learn how to prepare crime statistics and crime maps, identify crime patterns, develop concise and effective written products, and attain a thorough understanding of the current state of the Crime Analysis field in Canada.
Class Meeting Times: Saturdays, September 8 – October 13 from 08:00 – 17:00 at the BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus.
This course provides a broad overview of forensic document examination. It is intended for anyone who may have a need to interact with forensic document examiners, e.g. investigators, lawyers, corporate compliance officers, police and crime scene officers. The course will include the requirements needed to enable forensic document examiners to conduct examinations of signatures, handwriting, office printers, printing and other physical evidence relating to documents. NOTE: This course will not train students to become forensic document examiners.
Class Meeting Times: ONLINE September 16 – December 2 with two in-class sessions on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 from 09:00 – 16:00 at the BCIT Burnaby Campus.
Interested in learning more about Forensics at BCIT? Join as at our next Info Session on September 17 starting at 6pm at the BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus. Register here to attend.
There will be an Information Session about the hiring process at the BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus.
Date: September 12th, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00pm
Location: Room 810
Please arrive on time and prepared to ask questions.
BC Hydro is looking for two full-time Cybersecurity and Risk Compliance Analysts.
Closing Date: September 9, 2018
- Coordinate with committees of BC Hydro internal teams and stakeholders to identify potential Cybersecurity risks
- Conduct security threat and risk assessments of IT and OT, providing guidance and recommendations for technical security controls
- Identify and track the remediation of security risks and vulnerabilities in software and systems; confirming the impact, mitigation and remediation options
- Analyze security test results with applicability to target environments
- Develop technical expertise to assist operational roles when critical systems experience breaches, outages, errors, or unexpected activities
- Coordinate with the Project Managers to ensure the projects are implemented under compliance and cybersecurity best practice
- A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security or equivalent
- It is desirable to have a CISSP certification or one of these certifications (e.g. GSEC, GCIA, GCWN, CISA, CISM, CCNA, GPEN)
- Ability to obtain a security clearance for a Security Sensitive Position classification
- A minimum of 7 years of experience in Information Technology, with at least 5 years in cybersecurity
- Experience in several of: Active Directory, Intrusion Prevention/Detection (Network, Host, Wireless), Security Information Event Management (SIEM), log management, VPN, Firewalls, NGFWs, Wireless Intrusion Prevention (WIDS), Web Content Filtering, Internet Policy Enforcement, Strong Authentication, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Database Activity Monitoring (DAM), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, Encryption
BC’s top tech companies are looking for developers, QAs, data analysts, UX/UI designers, IT and DevOps engineers, and project managers!
If you are a tech professional in one of these roles who is looking for your next dream job or looking to connect with awesome local tech employers, join us at the next Talent Day! Hosted by BCjobs.ca in partnership with the BC Tech Association, Talent Day is an opportunity for you to network and connect with top notch tech companies in a casual setting.
Don’t miss out on this chance to meet recruiters and technical reps from Vancouver’s best companies face-to-face, learn about new opportunities, and build a strong connection to continue the conversation later!
Date and Time:
Thu, 16 August 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
BC Tech Innovation Hub – 887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
Connect with companies like…
- Arista Networks
- Best Buy Canada
- GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions
- IT Glue
- Traction on Demand
- …and more!
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for IT Graduates to join their organization.
Closing Date: 2018-09-26 Reference Number: 18- 968-07-081
Job Category: Entry Level Who Can Apply: Canadian Citizens
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Salary Range: $61,380 – $74,670
We are seeking upcoming and recent graduates from Information Technology Programs who are interested in joining an organization that offers opportunities to work in a stimulating and challenging environment, where technology plays a crucial and strategic role.
Our IT professionals are involved in creating or maintaining solutions, systems, platforms and tools, or skillfully integrating existing commercially off the shelf products, with the overall objective of protecting Canada and its citizens against terrorism, espionage and other threats to national security.
Status: Indeterminate (permanent) or Term – 1 year
Candidates applying must be a graduate or within one (1) year of obtaining a university bachelor’s degree or technologist designation in the field of Information Technology.
The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.
Language Requirement: Various linguistic requirements
Upcoming and recent Information Technology graduates will be considered for one of following technology streams:
IT Software Solutions:
- Develop complex software applications to meet demanding architectural standards
- Liaise closely with business analysts and end users
- Develop solutions that enable our partners to deliver on their activities
- Support the full software delivery cycle
- Build on your knowledge of development methodologies and techniques
- Work on IT projects and innovation initiatives to support the IT services provided to our internal clients and partners
- Troubleshoot technical problems, deploy new systems, or implement business changes
- Engage in a broad range of opportunities, ranging from networking and infrastructure technologies, client services delivery and change management
- Develop exposure to how IT supports and strengthens the organization’s capabilities in fulfilling its mandate
You will be employed on an underfill basis until you acquire the required experience to reach the full working level of the position, which will normally range between 12 to 24 months.
- Interpersonal Skills
- Organizational Skills / Multitasking
- Problem Solving
- Analytical Skills
Conditions of Employment:
Some positions have a 24/7 shift requirement
Various language requirements:
- English Essential (EE/AE)
- Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
- Bilingual Non-Imperative (BBB/BBB)
For bilingual imperative positions, offers will be made to qualified candidates who meet the linguistic requirements. For bilingual non-imperative positions, offers will be conditional upon meeting the linguistic requirements within two (2) years of appointment.
This position is designated CS; therefore, the employee may be eligible for a terminable allowance of 4% of the annual salary.
Some relocation expenses may be reimbursed.
You must be eligible for an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview and a polygraph. There is also a background investigation that includes credit and financial checks. Using illegal drugs is a crime. Drug use is an important factor in your reliability and suitability assessment. This is part of the selection process. So do not use drugs starting from when you submit your application.
A team of 23 Criminal Justice undergrads from California State University spent the afternoon at BCIT Burnaby Campus combing through an extensive crime scene, collecting evidence, and searching for the missing pieces to solve the crime.
The scene consisted of a crashed vehicle, dead body, and skeletal remains which may have looked real, but the faux crime-scene was all a part of the kick-off to the third annual, two-week field school, hosted by the Forensic Science and Technology department.
“The students come up here to get a Canadian perspective on forensic science,” comments Dean Hildebrand, Associate Dean of Forensic Science and Technology. “We take them through a mock-crime scene where they search for and collect evidence, then they process the evidence in the lab, and we finish the two-weeks with them on the stand at a mock trial to present their evidence.”
The scene takes on elements that they might find on the job, and for these students this is the first time they are in the field suited up and playing the part.
“The field school follows the applied-learning model at BCIT, the students receive the hands on learning while exploring all areas of the field including cyber crime, crime scene analysis, and forensic biology/chemistry,” comments Dean.
“We have to learn something beyond our borders, we have to have a global perspective and prepare our students to have a comparative understanding of different processing techniques at the crime scene and forensic analysis methods in the lab,” says Professor John Wang, California States Long Beach, who has taken his students to BCIT for the third year now to take part in the field school.
Learn more about the various areas to study within Forensic Science at BCIT.
MNP is seeking an Analyst for their growing Forensics team. Protecting businesses’ best interests, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Their recognized Forensics team combines accounting and investigative expertise to resolve fraud emergencies. Their professionals conduct assessments that gauge an organization’s vulnerability to fraud and help implement anti-fraud controls to reduce exposure to criminal and civil wrongdoing.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Assist in the execution of client engagements primarily on the matters of fraud investigations, fraud risk assessments, forensic accounting and litigation support
Assist in the execution of investigative plans on sensitive litigious matters and objectively analyze complex financial matters including:
Collaborate with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work
Analyze financial data, examine documents, conduct in-depth research and assist with Forensic engagements such as contract disputes, asset misappropriation and conflicts of interest
Engage in forensic analysis of financial and related data through specific engagements regarding the calculation and analytics of economic loss claims, loss quantification, dispute resolution and risk management
Conduct research, document examination and constructing financial models with a view to articulating findings
Support the design, development, formatting and proof reading of high quality professional reports, memoranda, proposals and correspondence
Support the delivery of high quality client service to ensure client needs are responded to in a timely, accurate and professional manner, including:
Monitoring project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status and seek clarification on discrepancies where applicable
Participate in forensic team meetings on a regular basis
Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
Network with local professional, business, and community while raising awareness of MNP and looking for new business development opportunities
Promote MNP advisory services through the assistance with the team delivery of presentations, writing articles, facilitating workshops or participating in community activities
Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
Participate in regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
- Attend internal MNP courses to further develop knowledge around performance improvement
- This is an ideal position for someone looking for a long-term career as an Analyst and enjoys project based, detailed and independent work
- Possess a Business Intelligence, Information Technology or Criminology Degree or Diploma
- Advanced Excel data analysis skills
- Experience with data or intelligence analysis software such as IDEA, ACL, ArcGIS, I2 Analyst Notebook, Visio or other similar software program
- Open Source Intelligence research skills
- Familiarity with financial statements, accounting reports and accounting software
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify, obtain, analyze and consolidate information from various sources
- Knowledge or interest in fraud, white collar crime, business loss, litigation and loss recovery
- Ability to work in high conflict scenarios
- Ability to achieve Enhanced Reliability Level Government of Canada security screening
- Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Visio
- Previous experience in data analytics, legal or litigation support, police or regulatory body is an asset
- Understanding of bookkeeping and record keeping practices is an asset
- Experience with investigations is an asset
- Some travel may be required
We collaborated with BCIT’s Communication Department to create a new course designed specifically for students in the Forensics Bachelor of Technology programs.
This course provides practice in written and oral communication skills used in forensic science and investigation careers. The emphasis is on explaining technical material in plain language and communicating investigation results in reports and presentations. The course also includes techniques for e-mails, letters, reports, and for making oral presentations. Students prepare a professional job application and LinkedIn profile and examine strategies for maintaining their online reputation as professionals.
Upon successful compleltion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Set communication objectives and identify the needs of the audience in a given situation.
- Design documents for reader access.
- Write clear, correct, and concise sentences and paragraphs in plain language.
- Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.
- Design and use appropriate visual aids in oral presentation and reports.
- Organize and write effective investigation reports for the workplace.
- Write effective workplace messages in e-mail, letters, and memos.
- Prepare a persuasive letter of application, a professional CV, and LinkedIn profile.
- Edit your work to meet professional standards in the use of English in technical writing.
We are hosting our annual Bachelor of Technology Graduates Research Day on June 22, 2018.
Interested in attending? Please email BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca for more information.