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Wed, 2017-10-25 17:07
Security Architect

A Security Architect plays a vital role in an IT department.  Being a security architect, you are supposed to design the system, manage employees or even help the organization for evolving security needs. Once you get extensive experience in the IT security domain only than you can touch the level of security architect. Let’s get the step by step instructions to know about security architect, their job responsibilities, career path and everything.

Who are Security Architects?

IT professionals, who can design, build and oversee the implementation of network and computer securities for an organization are known as security architects. Furthermore, they are responsible to create and solve complex security structure and maintain it for smoother functioning.

What are The Responsibilities of Security Architects?

As it is the most respected high-position job, so IT security experts are supposed to perform below responsibilities:

  • Deep Understanding of company’s technology and information systems.
  • Plan, design, research, implement and maintain the robust security architectures for any IT Projects of the organization.
  • Supposed to do vulnerability testing, risk analysis, and security assessments.
  • Brief analysis on security standards, security systems, and authentication protocols.
  • Find out the requirement for LAN, WANs, VPNs, routers, firewalls, and related network devices.
  • Responsible to design digital signatures, public key infrastructures, including the use of certification authorities.
  • Prepare cost estimates for different projects
  • Identify software integration issues.
  • Take care of the installation of a firewall, VPN, routers, IDC scanning technologies, and servers. Also, review them time to time.
  • Time to time testing of final IT security architectures to ensure it is working well
  • Technical supervision and guidance to a security team.
  • Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies and procedures
  • Update and upgrade security systems as needed

For easy flow, all these responsibilities, security architect should have better management and coordination skills as they are supposed to coordinate with programming team all the time and reporting the progress to CISO.

Career Requirements:

Look at the below image to understand the career requirements for becoming a security architect:

Security Architect Career Path:

The roadmap to become a security architect often starts with entry-level positions and then followed by intermediate-level positions and then you reached the level of security architect or senior security architect and finally to CISO.

    Entry-level positions could be:
  • Security Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Intermediate-level positions could be:

  • Security Analysts
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultants
  • And then:

  • Security Architect
  • Senior Security Architect
  • Finally:

  • CISO

Security Architect Salaries:

According to a popular survey by Payscale 2014, the average salary for a security architects is $109,794. And even you can expect to take home a total pay of $84,237 – $160,166. It is included your base annual salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commission, overtime pay and other forms of cash benefits.

Degree Requirements:

Preferred to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, cyber security or related field. In case, you don’t have bachelors in same, you can do master’s degree in IT security. And then do any certification from the below one.

Certification Requirements:

Employers prefer the candidates having advanced knowledge on IT security from accredited bodies. Generally, you can go any of these:

  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISSP-ISSAP: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CSSA: Certified SCADA Security Architect
  • GSEC/ GCIH / GCIA: GIAC Security Certifications

Training with Hub4Tech:

To get training on any of the above certifications, you can choose Hub4Tech, which is one of the best online training platforms to get trained in the latest technology. Our industry experts train you through real-time problems and industry-based training. To get the complete information about security architect, please call us at +91 90691 39140

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Meenakshi Goyal
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