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). 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 Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can help you with your Security Architect staffing needs.
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 Torrance, CA
163785 - 208315
25th percentile
163785
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
186050
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
208315
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 167445 204655 242170 Data Security Analyst 146400 179950 207705 Network Security Engineer 140300 170800 199775 Systems Security Administrator 132980 160430 190320 Network Security Administrator 129320 154025 183610
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