Cybersecurity architect

The cybersecurity architect role includes a variety of advanced-level information security positions related to designing and testing cybersecurity systems.

What does a cybersecurity architect do?

Cybersecurity architects require an advanced understanding of technical security as well as a thorough understanding of systems development and project and risk management.

It is one of three advanced-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.

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(ISC)² CISSP
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(ISC)² CISSP

(ISC)² CISSP

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification path teaches you the skills and best practices needed to create and execute enterprise-wide information security strategies.

(ISC)² CISSP-ISSAP
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(ISC)² CISSP-ISSAP

(ISC)² CISSP-ISSAP

The Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) certification path teaches you how to provide risk-based guidance to senior management and develop, design and analyze security solutions that meet organizational goals.

(ISC)² CCSP
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(ISC)² CCSP

(ISC)² CCSP

The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification path teaches you the fundamentals of the cloud computing architecture framework and how to evaluate and implement appropriate controls around cloud services.

CompTIA CASP+
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CompTIA CASP+

CompTIA CASP+

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification path prepares your for CompTIA's most prestigious information security certification. You'll learn the skills required to conceptualize, design and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments.

Cloud Security Architecture
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Cloud Security Architecture

Cloud Security Architecture

The Cloud Security Architecture skill path teaches you enterprise security architecture concepts related to the cloud, including cloud infrastructure, data and application security.

Security Architecture
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Security Architecture

Security Architecture

The Security Architecture Learning Path enables security practitioners to develop security architectures that are resilient against cyberthreats while enabling and supporting the goals of the business.

Threat Modeling
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Threat Modeling

Threat Modeling

This path introduces you to threat modeling with RTMP. Beginning with a top-level view of threat modeling, you'll look at core security frameworks, elements of a threat model, threat modeling basics, agile architecture and more.

Vulnerability Assessment
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Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Assessment

The vulnerability assessment learning path guides you through a holistic security assessment approach, where you will develop a well-structured framework for analyzing the security of a system. You will acquire the skills to perform custom vulnerability assessment for any computer system, application or network infrastructure.

Overview

Common job titles
  • Security architect
  • IT security architect
  • Senior security architect
  • Cybersecurity architect
U.S. job openings
  • 5,857
Most-requested skills
  • Information security
  • Network security
  • Cryptography
  • Information systems
  • Authentication
  • Linux
  • Software development
  • Cisco
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework

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