Security Architect

Security Architect Job Description

Security architects design, build, test, and implement security systems within a company’s IT network. These professionals also help the organization to continually refine its IT security infrastructure and approach to protect against hackers, malware, and similar threats. This management-level position requires strong critical-thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, organizational, and change management skills along with knowledge of the latest security standards, regulations, systems, and authentication protocols. A degree in IT, computer science, or a related field is typically required, and five to 10 years of experience in information security and IT risk management is preferred. For this role, employers often look for candidates with credentials such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Typical security architect duties include:

Performing testing to continuously monitor for and detect suspicious activity Responding quickly to and remediating security incidents, and providing post-event analyses Reviewing current system security measures, and recommending and implementing improvements Planning security architecture changes and developing project timelines for system upgrades

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AB Testing
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Checkpoint
Checkpoint Firewall
Cisco ASA
Cisco Technologies
Configuration Management
Deployments
Design
EO/IR systems
Salary for Security Architect
134250 - 170750
25th percentile
134250
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
152500
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
170750
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Systems Security Manager 137250 167750 198500 Data Security Analyst 120000 147500 170250 Network Security Engineer 115000 140000 163750 Systems Security Administrator 109000 131500 156000 Network Security Administrator 106000 126250 150500
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