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Principal Consultant, Proactive Cloud Security (CONSULTANCY)

ANYWHERE, United States
  • Employment Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a global leader in incident response, risk mitigation, and proactive cybersecurity services is seeking a Principal Consultant, Proactive Cloud Security to their expanding team. The ideal candidate should have strong experience supporting senior leadership across the development of cloud-related risk management, compliance, and other security standards specific to professional services. The Principal Consultant will be responsible for conducting security configurations of client cloud administration against best practices and conducting reviews of cloud identity management methodologies; this may include federation, delegation of rights, multi-factored authentication, and more. As a hands-on technical consult, individuals must have experience advising external clients across cloud security roadmaps to further secure their cloud environment while liaising across internal technical teams to create and present analysis of findings. Strong technical experience in AWS specific to governance, risk and compliance best practices is necessary. Individuals with hands-on experience with a cloud hosting provider and former experience with cloud migrations is preferred. Send resumes to [email protected].

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists leadership in the development of Cloud related Risk Management, Compliance, and Security standards within professional services
  • Conducts security configuration audits of client cloud administration consoles against industry standard frameworks and best practices
  • Architectural overviews of client cloud environment networking edge protections
  • Analyzes current level of monitoring and alerting within cloud hosted infrastructure and environments and provide a gap analysis on log coverage
  • Conducts reviews of cloud identity management methodologies including federation, delegation of rights, conditional access, and multi-factored authentication
  • Utilizes command line interfaces of cloud hosted environments to conduct technical and control set validation
  • Assesses client implementations of multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments by understanding the technical implementations of both on-premises infrastructure and other cloud environment dependencies
  • Advises and develops cloud security initiative roadmaps for clients to further secure their cloud environment and interactions with on-premises infrastructure
  • Ability to directly converse with the client and relay technical risk to executive audiences both verbally and through reporting
  • Able to conduct general cyber risk assessments using framework or standards like NIST CSF, ISO 27001/2, PCI, CIS Top 2, CMMD, or other industry measurement tools
  • Industry knowledge of best practices within Governance Risk and Compliance and provide recommendations to proactively improve our client’s security posture
  • Ability to perform light travel requirements as needed to meet business demands (on average 30%)

Qualifications include:

  • Significant experience performing cloud security advisement and risk assessments based upon industry accepted standards
  • Former professional services and consulting experience, preferred
  • Hands-on experience with a cloud hosting provider (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Former experience with cloud migrations (cloud to cloud, or on-prem to cloud)
  • Demonstrates a track record in strengthening existing and developing new client relationships
  • Knowledge of command line interfaces or scripting tools in cloud environments a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security or equivalent years of professional experience to meet job requirements and expect


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