Sr. Security Consultant - Cloud

  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Anywhere in United States
  • Area of Interest
    Professional Services
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Senior Security Consultant, Cloud Security

The Business Entity
Cisco Security Solutions (CSS) provides full life cycle services for Cisco's top 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 Cisco Security Services seeks to solve the most critical challenges of our customers throughout the world through high value services throughout their security journey.

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, building enterprise security policy, process, and architecture as well assessing compliance against a specific regulatory framework or requirement. The team includes experts in enterprise and service provider security as well as cloud, identity and access management, and industrial control systems.

Role & Responsibilities

Job Summary
This position is an external customer consulting role responsible for supporting the sale, delivery and management of security, risk, and compliance services with a focus on cloud service providers and enterprise cloud customers. Senior consultants may also lead or contribute to Labs research projects, as well as PR related activities by presenting at conferences or speaking in the press. They are also responsible for mentoring more junior consultants and supporting service development.

* Provide information security, risk management, or compliance consulting services to enterprise and service provider clients
* Provide technical expertise in Cloud and virtualization architecture, engineering and experience for infrastructure, platform and software as a service technologies across internal, hybrid, and public clouds
* Lead consulting teams in one or more key services such as Cloud Architecture Assessment and Development, Cloud Engineering Support, Cloud Compliance, Cloud Identity and Access Management, and Virtualization Architecture, monitoring and mentoring junior consultants as appropriate
* 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, architectures, and standards, particularly related to Cloud computing
* Interact with Cloud service providers to support Cisco partnerships as required
* Identify sales opportunities during and after engagements; work with sales personnel to close business
* Participate in the development and continuous improvement of service portfolio
* Participate in Labs research, PR, and speaking engagements, as appropriate
* 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
* 50-70% travel

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Three+ years of in-depth architecture, engineering, operations, or security experience with one or more virtualization and cloud computing technologies such as:
* Amazon Web Services
* Windows Azure
* VMWare
* OpenStack

Ten+ 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
* Security program development
* Compliance management

Ability to perform as a senior security consultant, including:
* Experience researching, developing, and applying new methodologies and technologies
* Demonstrated ability to achieve utilization goals
* Ability to consistently and successfully lead engagements from a technical perspective, achieving customer satisfaction goals
* Strong understanding of industry leading practices in information security, compliance and risk management
* Excellent consulting skills, Successful consulting experience preferred
* Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
* Ability to present to, communicate and build rapport effectively with business, IT, and security executives

Practical experience with one or more of the following:
* PCI Qualified Security Assessor
* PA-DSS Qualified Security Assessor
* EU Data Privacy
* Local Laws and Regulation
* 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)

Education Requirements:
* A Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant professional experience

Desired Skills
Certifications (preferred, but not required):
* Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
* AWS Certified Solution Architect (ACSA)
* VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) or
* VMWare Certified Processional + Cloud (VCP+Cloud)
* Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Azure Solutions Architecture (MCSD-ASA)
* Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
* Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
* Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
* Certified PCI-QSA Assessor
* Others as appropriate to specific domain expertise

Experience with related Cloud application and infrastructure management technologies such as Redshift, Docker, Elastica, etc.

About Cisco
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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