Careers And ThreeShield Philosophy

  • Date : 3 November 2022

ThreeShield operates under two guiding principles

  1. Treat our employees, clients, and community members as people.
    Our founders have intentionally created a culture that avoids many of the problems that we felt as "working numbers" in big accounting, government, and Fortune 50 companies.
    Our flexible work environment with interesting side projects and respectful management are some of the reasons why our employees often comment about how much happier they are than their friends in "the big corporate world."
    In addition to the security awareness training that we provide to schools, seniors, and community organizations, we have implemented B-Corp standards and legal commitments to sustain our "people before profits" culture.
  2. Provide real information security.
    Most IT support shops say that they provide cybersecurity services. However, when you dig deeper, few of them have Certified Information Systems Security Professions (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA), or staff with decades of experience improving security for governments, Fortune 50 companies, and innovative Silicon Valley companies.
    Those that do typically use cookie-cutter approaches and compliance checklists or by-the-book security principles. The truth is that compliance and security maxims do not provide real security. ThreeShield digs through vulnerabilities, constantly improves our approach and toolset, and customizes what we do for each client.

Employee Benefits

  • Exposure and education
    Your first few months at ThreeShield might feel like a fire hose. You won't be stuck in a dark room watching a SEIM like other SoC jobs. You won't be answering endless calls about basic IT support (our proactive processes increase our clients' reliability beyond what most MSPs and MSSPs can offer, so they don't need to take time out of their day to reach out for support as often). Instead, you'll gain exposure and mentorship around advanced information security, in-depth configurations for Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, various endpoint detection and response platforms, various firewalls, Azure, AWS, and the latest in cloud protection. We encourage regular professional development, and you'll be expected to obtain CISSP and CISA credentials as soon as you qualify. This seems like a lot, but you'll have a great team to support you along with experts who have worked in cybersecurity for everything from bitumen mines to rockets.
  • Flexible work environment
    We need to make sure that our clients' needs are met when they need them, but don't artificially restrict work hours.
  • Home Internet
    Most of our team members work from home, so we pay for employee Internet bills as a tax-free benefit.
    Employees are responsible for calculating any personal use of their Internet bill for tax purposes
  • Telecommuting
    Wasting hundreds of dollars a month and hours per day on commuting isn't worth it. Although ThreeShield employees must live and work in Canada for data residency, police background checks, and security purposes, most of us work from home most days with limited client and office visits.
  • Extended health benefits
    Dental, vision, paramedical, life, critical illness, prescription drugs, out-of-country and major medical, etc.
  • Health Spending Account (HSA)
    for costs that our "Gold Level" insurance plan doesn't fully cover.
  • Paid sick leave
    Our approach to work is really flexible and we take a proactive approach to health (like everything we do). However, sometimes, even working from home isn't an option. We want to make sure that our teammates can recover quickly with adequate rest and that our clients get fully-focused consulting. To this end, we provide a flexible sick leave program.
  • Paid medical, dental, vision, and vaccination leave
    We take a proactive approach to security and well-being. To this end, ThreeShield pays for the time our team members spend at annual medical checkups, biannual (fully paid) eye exams, vaccinations, and dental checkups (every 9 months).
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    Our health plan includes concierge drug advocate for high-cost drugs, virtual physician and healthcare service
  • Pizza days
    Just because we work from home doesn't mean that we can't enjoy some office perks. With staff from Vancouver to Toronto, these are harder to arrange than they used to be when everyone was in Calgary, but we still make an effort to have them once in a while.
  • Employee laptops
    ThreeShield employees enjoy the same high-quality, business-class Lenovo laptops that we buy for our clients.
  • Leading-edge cybersecurity tools
    are an essential part of our job. At ThreeShield we don't only use the best commercial and open-source tools, but we also develop leading-edge tools. As a result, our team is the first to have access to this new technology.

Before you Apply

  • Before you apply to a cybersecurity job, please take three minutes to watch the following video so you can prepare for your interview and career:

    Your diploma or degree may have taught you the fundamentals, but it's only the foundation for your success. Please make sure that you've played with the latest technologies and how cybersecurity works in the “real world.”

Job Postings

  • You can find our current active openings on LinkedIn.
  • Please send us your LinkedIn profile through our contact form

What our clients say about ThreeShield


CTO, Tilia Inc. (Financial Technology and Online Payments)

" ThreeShield has employed a dynamic, risk-based approach to information security that is specific to our business needs but also provides comfort to our external stakeholders. I recommend their services. "


IT Architect, Financial Technology and Online Retail

" Collaborating with ThreeShield to ensure data security was an exciting and educational experience. As we exploded in growth, it was clear that we needed to rapidly mature on all fronts, and ThreeShield was integral to building our confidence with information, software, and infrastructure security. "


IT Security Director, Linden Lab (Virtual Reality)

" ThreeShield helped us focus our efforts, enhancing our security posture and verifying PCI compliance.

All of this was achieved with minimal disruption to the engineering organization as a whole.

The approach was smart. In a short time, we accomplished what much larger companies still struggle to achieve. "


Senior Director of Systems and Build Engineering

" ThreeShield very much values active and respectful collaboration, and went out of their way to get feedback on policies to make sure proposals balanced business needs while not making employees feel like they were dealing with unreasonable overhead. By doing so ThreeShield really helped change the culture around security mindfulness is positive ways. "

Ready to get started?
Popular Technical Articles
VMware ESXiArgs Ransomware
VMware ESXiArgs Ransomware

13 February 2023

OneNote Phishing
OneNote Phishing

2 February 2023

Social sites