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Ankura Sr. Associate, Cybersecurity, Cloud SME in Kansas

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

Practice Overview

Ankura’s well regarded and fast growing 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.


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

  • 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.

  • Provide experienced based recommendations on how security controls are applied to cloud-based technologies, including architecture and networking, identity and access management, data protection, logging detection and response, security controls for containers

  • 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.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science/Cyber Security/MSIS or equivalent work experience

  • Approximately 2 - 5 years experience in cybersecurity working with AWS, Azure and Cloud architecture

  • A strong understanding of cloud container platforms such as Kubernetes (AKS / EKS)

  • Experience designing and implementing network security solutions, including firewalls, intrusion detection, encryption, monitoring, vulnerability scanning, and authentication

  • Ability to travel, often with little notice

Desired Qualifications

  • The following additional qualifications are preferred, but not required:

  • AWS and/or Azure Certification

  • EnCase, CFCE or CISSP, SANS, CISA, PMP, and/or similar certification(s)

  • Familiarity with Cloud Security Alliance Framework (https://cloudsecurityalliance.org)

  • Familiarity with NIST or ISO frameworks and/ or risk assessment methodology




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