Cloud Risk Analyst

Washington, DC
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Cloud Risk Analyst

Washington, DC
Cloud Security
Jun 25

The reesource shall provide the organization risk guidance on existing and emerging cloud technologies.

Excelicon seeks a resource to support and execute the following tasks:


  • Evaluate technologies and determine risk of technology architecture, implementation and

suitability for the client. This may require interaction with vendors to gather product security

features, research vulnerabilities/weaknesses, and provide implementation recommendations to Senior Management.

  • Support the development of the client’s A&A strategy for Cloud based systems.
  • Provide technical writing support and guidance to system owners in the development, and
  • technical review of System Security Plans (SSPs).
  • Conduct in-depth technical security reviews, risk assessments, and architecture reviews for
  • Cloud based technologies to ensure alignment with House information security policies
  • and technical guidelines.
  • Develop recommendations for decision briefs for Senior Management to use in making
  • ATO and other security decisions.
  • Provide technical guidance in the development and revision of client’s information security policies to incorporate Cloud technologies.
  • The Contractor shall provide risk management guidance and advisement to CAO teams for

emerging technologies to include new cloud, mobile and desktop application work products.

  • Provide technical support for responding to and implementing recommendations of the Office of Inspector General and Internal Controls/Internal Audit.
  • Provide analysis and reporting on the cloud products currently in use at the client site to include high-risk services, data usage, and threats.
  • Other duties as assigned.



The Contractor shall provide individuals with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge and expertise in cloud computing, virtualization, Platform as a Service (PaaS),
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting technical risk assessments for various Cloud platforms.
  • Experience working with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) guidelines and security guidance from

the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to include SP-800-53A: Assessing

Security and Privacy Controls in Federal Information Systems and Organizations: Building

Effective Assessment Plans, NIST SP 800-144: Guidelines on and Security and Privacy in Public

Computing Cloud, NIST SP 800-145: The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing, NIST SP 800-

146: Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations; Federal Risk and Authorization

Management Program (FedRAMP) security control baselines and security guides.

  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience of various Cloud environments.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting a CASB tool.
  • Strong familiarity with FedRAMP and Federal Cloud guidelines.
  • Achievement of CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional), CISSP (Certified Information
  • Systems Security Professional) and/or CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)
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