Security Architect

A Security Architect is the individual who is responsible for maintaining the security of a company’s computer system.

Security Architect Overview

A security architect is the individual who is responsible for maintaining the security of a company’s computer system. They must think like a hacker would, because they must anticipate all of the moves and tactics that hackers will use to try and gain unauthorized access to the computer system. They sometimes have to work odd hours, and they must constantly stay current on the latest developments both on the security end and the attacking end. Many information technology experts feel that the best security architect’s are former hackers, making them very adept at understanding how the hackers will operate.

Job Duties List

A security architect’s first duty when beginning a new job is to gain a thorough understanding of the company’s systems. They must learn who has access and where the weak points of the systems are. They then must recommend ways to improve and update the security of the company’s computers. They must be able to recommend ways to improve a system’s security through both hardware and software. The next duty of a security architect is to set user policies and protocols, monitor them, and enforce them. They must also set up countermeasures that protect the system when an unauthorized user attempts to gain access to the system.

How to become a(n) Security Architect

Security Architecture and Design is one of the fastest growing areas of the tech industry and InfoSec Institute is proud to offer a variety of training courses to help students get their foot in the door. Our Security Architecture Design and Assessment Training course is one of our most popular security courses and provides everything you need to kick start your career!

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Common Courses for Security Architect

Enterprise Security Architecture and Design Training Boot Camp

Learn the essentials of Enterprise Security Design for security engineering with this hands on information security course.

CISSP Training Boot Camp

You will leave the InfoSec Institute CISSP boot camp with the knowledge and domain expertise to successfully pass the CISSP exam the first time that you take it. We have a 'best-in-the-industry' 93% pass-rate.

Ethical Hacking Boot Camp - CEH v10 Training

Our most popular information security and hacking training goes in-depth into the techniques used by malicious, black hat hackers with attention getting lectures and hands-on lab exercises.

Computer and Mobile Forensics Training Boot Camp

InfoSec Institute’s Authorized Computer and Mobile Forensics boot camp prepares students for the CCFE and CMFE certification examinations by teaching the necessary skills to investigate computer and mobile threats and computer crime.

Career Outlook

The job outlook for security architects, like almost every position in the information technology realm, is quite good. The number of computers worldwide is constantly increasing, and with more users comes more opportunities for IT professionals. As well as the increase in computers, there is also an increase in the number of hackers trying to obtain illicit access to companies’ computer systems. This will allow security architects to prove their worth to companies by stopping these attacks before they gain access to valuable company information. The future is very bright for security architects.

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Salary Projections

Becoming a security architect is not the highest paying job in the information technology field, but it does pay quite well. The vast majority of security architects earn in the neighborhood of $50,000 TO $90,000 a year, depending on their experience level and amount of responsibility. Obviously, the bigger the company, the more computers and systems that the security architect will have to protect. Larger companies will usually pay well over six figure salaries to their security architects. The most common salary level for security architects is in the neighborhood of $65,000.

Related Career Tracks

Security Pro Track

The Security Pro Track goes through all aspects of Information Security. Our goals with this set of courses is to create the most complete Security Specialist an organization could wish for.

Information Assurance Track

The IA track goes through all aspects of Information Assurance. Our goals with this set of courses is to create the most complete Security Manager an organization could wish for.