Security Architect in San Luis Obispo, CA

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 Firewall
Cisco ASA
Cisco Technologies
Configuration Management
EO/IR systems
Salary for Security Architect in San Luis Obispo, CA
157073 - 199778
25th percentile
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
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 160583 196268 232245 Data Security Analyst 140400 172575 199193 Network Security Engineer 134550 163800 191588 Systems Security Administrator 127530 153855 182520 Network Security Administrator 124020 147713 176085

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