Cloud Security Architect
Cloud Security Architect
A cloud security architect must be conversant with a breadth of technologies used to protect data, workloads, and systems within cloud platforms.
Responsibilities of a cloud security architect include:
- Designing and implementing cloud security strategies and policies that meet an organization's specific needs.
- Ensuring the security of cloud-based data and applications against unauthorized access, theft, and other threats.
- Conducting regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and develop plans to address them.
- Collaborating with other IT professionals, including network engineers, developers, security team, and operational team to integrate cloud security measures into existing systems and processes.
- Staying up to date on the latest cloud security technologies, trends, and best practices.
- Reviewing and understanding remediation options from application vulnerability monitoring and assessment tooling.
Skills sought in a cloud security architect:
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to think strategically and tactically about complex cloud security issues.
- Excellent communication skills, including communicating complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
- The ability to work independently but collaborate closely and effectively with developers and other IT professionals at project start and critical project junctures.
- The ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Attention to detail and a commitment to quality work.
Typical requirements for a cloud security architect are:
- A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
- At least five years of cloud security experience, focusing on designing and implementing secure cloud computing solutions.
- A strong understanding of cloud computing technologies, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
- Knowledge of security frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and CIS Controls.
- Familiarity with cloud security platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform.
- Certifications such as Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Cloud Architect (CCA) are preferred.
Desirable experience for a cloud security architect include:
- Identity Access Management and Identity Provider technologies and features
- Authentication and authorization strategies; SSO
- DevSecOps practices and testing as part of CICD pipeline workflows
- Key and secrets management services
- Networking and security best practices using VPC/VNet/Subnet deployment
- Kubernetes technology including network policy management
- Experience with private link / endpoint strategies
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