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Ankura Director, Data & Technology, Cybersecurity (Proactive) - Cloud SME in Irvine, California

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Practice Overview

Ankura’s Cybersecurity Practice offers a full-service suite of information security and privacy solutions for clients, regardless of industry or size. We provide proactive preparedness, incident response, cyber resilience, and managed advisory services customized to clients’ requirements. The Cyber team is composed of leaders from the intelligence community, including former FBI and CIA personnel, private security firms, and pioneering technology companies. Our experts assess cyber risk and readiness, test and harden clients’ infrastructure, and respond instantly and decisively when threats arise. We regularly advise boards of directors, members of the C-suite, general counsel, outside counsel, IT leaders, and other stakeholders at all stages of any cyber incident.

Role Overview

Our Cybersecurity practice is a rapidly growing part of the Data & Technology segment of our business. Our professionals help our clients address their critical information security challenges, including incident investigation/response, as well as assessing and reducing information security risks.

Responsibilities

  • Provide experienced-based recommendations on the setup and configuration of cloud architectures and cloud migration, specifically on AWS and/or Azure

  • Lead and grow Ankura’s Cloud Services team to support Client needs; including service development, go to market approach, and overall strategy

  • Evaluate Client’s Cloud architecture and security-based upon cloud frameworks or regulations

  • Evaluate Client’s Cloud Program based upon a recognized framework or regulation such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, HIPAA Security Rule, PCI Data Security Standard, ISO Standards, etc.

  • Develop a deep understanding of each client’s organization to guide them in identifying, analyzing, and addressing cyber-related threats and risks in the cloud environment

  • Generate consistent and thorough documentation to support processes executed throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Develop, review, and edit cloud-related information security policies and procedures and provide guidance to clients regarding best practices.

  • Develop and deliver recommendations, reports, and presentations based upon findings

  • Develop a prioritized security project plan tailored to each clients’ environment

  • Provide input into client communications, both written and oral, throughout the lifecycle of the project.

  • Mentor junior grade colleagues to assist with their growth and professional development within the organization.

  • Supervise appropriate personnel including less experienced consultants, client personnel, clerical support, and others as appropriate.

    Qualifications

  • Approximately 4 - 8 years of experience working in the Cybersecurity space

  • Approximately 2 - 5 years of AWS, Azure, and Cloud architecture experience

  • Undergraduate or master’s degree in Computer Science/Cyber Security/MSIS or equivalent work experience

  • CISSP, CISM, or CCSP certification

  • Functional understanding of Network Architecture, Design, and Security Best Practices

  • Understanding of how to leverage existing security applications and appliances to address Client specific requirements

  • Proven ability to deliver solution strategies and implementations to clients

  • Strong risk management, project management, and communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail, possessing problem-solving, troubleshooting, and analytical reasoning skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills, including detailed note-taking abilities

  • Team player who is comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to interact confidently with senior management, C-suite, and lawyers/partners

  • Ability to manage time and tasks around intense deadlines for clients who work in a time-sensitive 24x7 industry

  • Ability to work in an office environment and to operate a computer and other office equipment to coordinate work and to prepare, analyze and transmit data

  • Ability to travel, often with little notice

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Ankura is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and collaboration is paramount. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,500 professionals in more than 30 offices globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value . For more information, please visit: http://www.ankura.com

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