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Cloud Security Governance Lead/GRC

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Charlotte, NC 28201
Immediate Start
$100k - $115k Annual

Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Cloud Security Governance Lead. Candidate will help lead Cloud Information Security Governance activities.

This includes working closely with the product, software, and infrastructure development teams to implement best practices within the cloud based environments. The individual will work closely with developers and system architects to diagnose, document, solution, and remediate any deviations from governance standards. Additional responsibility includes contributing to the evaluation, recommendations, and implementations of cloud security controls in an automated continuous integration/deployment environment.
In addition, this individual will have extensive client interactions relating to technical security controls with a wide range of technology-based functions and business groups. Relevant skills include an understanding of business/technology risk, thought leadership in designing and executing cloud/technology controls that mitigate those risks, and ability to keep up-to date with the latest technologies and potential cyber-threats.

A broad range of professional skills along with strong interpersonal skills will be required for problem-solving, collaboration with virtual cross-functional work groups, along with tracking and reporting of critical gaps to closure & final resolution. He/she is expected serve as a trusted advisor that can clearly articulate Company security policies, standards, and guidelines to both technical and business audiences alike.


Work closely with Application Development, Cloud, Governance, and Compliance teams to help formulate and implement a strategy for cloud based security that is tailored to the specific risks facing the organization, including threat modelling and applications security advisement services.
Develop and maintain a balanced cloud security governance framework based on industry standards.
Ensure compliance with society, regulatory, and industry standards for cloud based security.
Continuously evaluate the organization's existing cloud security practices, define and measure security-related activities, and demonstrating improvements to the cloud programs within the organization.
Evaluate business strategies, requirements, and user needs, existing usage cloud platforms, technical capabilities, and overall cloud application maturity, and provides strategic guidance and best-practices based recommendations for implementing governance boards and proven best practices for cloud based application/platform development, deployment, and support.
Support lead security consultants in promoting and consulting on the positions that help strengthen and secure the organization by either following standards or helping direct others on technology positions.
Help facilitate review of changes in company processes, standards and technology to ensure the effectiveness of security controls to meet compliance requirements.
Help consult with stakeholders on requirements for new and existing business/technology solutions to assure compliance to compliance frameworks and internal standards and governing policies and procedures.
Responsible for building effective working relationships, making sound decisions, successfully making changes, initiating action and achieving results as a trusted advisor.


5+ years' experience in secure application/platform development and security
3+ years' project management, consulting, and/or application security analyst experience
Relevant postsecondary education and/or industry standard certifications preferred (ie, CompTIA, ISACA, ISC2, SANS Institute/GIAC, EMC, Amazon, VMware), AWS Certified Solutions Architect, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification, CISSP, Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
Strong understanding of cloud security governance & experience establishing cloud security governance across an organization
Practical understanding and use of cloud computing and cloud security tools
Strong self-starter who has ability to operate independently and demonstrates complete ownership over assigned objectives
Strong understanding of IT security best practices by applying depth and breadth of expertise in multiple related disciplines
Understanding of Agile/XP/Scrum/Kanban, Test Driven Development built on User Stories and Continuous Integration/Testing/Delivery
Demonstrated success at leading cross-functional projects leveraging SDLC methodology. Basic knowledge of Security Analysis (manual and leveraging automated scanning tools)
Excellent oral/written presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively with Senior Executive leadership; proficiency in preparation of presentations, analytical reports, and documents regarding program operational status, achievement and performance
Strong organizational skills, ability to effectively manage multiple, competing projects/priorities while achieving targeted completion results
Ability to stay up to date with current cybersecurity threat landscape to account for changing circumstances when evaluating security risks
Ability to maintain technical proficiency via self or formal training
Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Project, Access, Visio) and SharePoint

Reference: 769323709

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