Security Architect in Charleston, SC

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 in Charleston, SC
128880 - 163920
25th percentile
128880
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
146400
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
163920
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 131760 161040 190560 Data Security Analyst 115200 141600 163440 Network Security Engineer 110400 134400 157200 Systems Security Administrator 104640 126240 149760 Network Security Administrator 101760 121200 144480
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