Senior Security Advisory Consultant

  • Location:
    Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
  • Area of Interest
    Professional Services
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
Senior Security Advisory Consultant

The Business Entity

Cisco Security Solutions (CSS) provides full life cycle services for Cisco's customers through delivery of advisory, integration, and managed services. Complementing the strongest portfolio of security products, Cisco is in a unique position to deliver security outcomes for its customers. As a global business unit, CSS seeks to solve the most critical security challenges of our customers throughout the world through high value services.

The Team

The Cisco Security Advisory Services, Strategy, Risk and Compliance team provides a range of short- and long-term consulting services that include defining security and risk program strategy, defining enterprise security policy, process, and architecture as well as assessing compliance against a specific regulatory framework or requirement.

Role & Responsibilities

Job Summary:

The Senior Security Advisory Consultant position is an external customer consulting role focusing on delivering and orchestrating consulting engagements. This position is an advisory and delivery role with the primary responsibility to position and deliver secure solutions and drive the pursuit and delivery of advisory services at key enterprise, service provider, and government customers.


* Lead and deliver large scale cyber security consulting projects and security strategies based upon an understanding of security trends and customer business direction with responsibility for customer satisfaction targets, deliverable milestones, and project profitability
* Provide delivery and project management of security advisory projects
* Successfully support deepening customer relationships within the region on behalf of Cisco Security Advisory Services
* Scope engagements and support the development of proposals and statements of work, effectively translating customer requirements into an engagement to meet those needs; complete accurate project profitability models
* Translate business, industry, and regulatory requirements into information security objectives and associated tactical/strategic information security initiatives
* Drive the execution of defined methodologies in a manner consistent with global practice expectations
* Determine and define customer specific solutions and consulting methodologies as required
* Participate in the development and continuous improvement of service portfolio
* Participate in the development and ongoing improvement of the full commercial and proprietary consulting toolset
* Complete time and expense reporting in a timely and accurate manner
* 40-60% travel

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

10+ years of in-depth information security and/or risk management experience with specific focus on one or more of the following:

* Network security
* Application security & secure SDLC
* Information Risk Management
* IT and security governance
* Incident response planning
* Security operations enablement
* Security program development
* Compliance management
* Optional: 3+ years of experience in managing the delivery and execution of security consulting engagements with Fortune 100 multinational organisations

Demonstrated ability to perform as a significantly senior security consultant including:

* Demonstrated experience in pursuing and close strategic consulting services engagements
* Strong ability to consistently and successfully lead engagements from a technical and managerial perspective, achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and target margins
* Strong understanding of industry leading practices in information security, compliance, and risk management
* High degrees of experience and exposure to more than one industry vertical such as service provider, energy, financial, or manufacturing
* Successful experience in holding credibility with top client executives while presenting complex ideas and creating urgency to execute proposed engagements and recommendations
* Ability to engage and build relationships at CxO and management levels as well as demonstrate technical acumen when required
* Excellent consulting skills, Successful consulting experience preferred
* Excellent verbal, and written communication skills

Practical experience with one or more of the following:

* Data Management
* Local Laws and Regulations
* International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001/27002/27005
* Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
* ISACA Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
* Cloud Security Alliance, Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
* SANS Critical Controls

Education Requirements:

* A Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant professional experience

Desired Skills:

Certifications (preferred, but not required):
* Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
* Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
* Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
* Certified PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
* ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
* Others as appropriate to specific domain expertise
* Fluent in English, Japanese

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