Security Architect

Build the skills a successful security architect needs with our library of role-based courses and learning paths. Learn how to plan, design, test, implement and maintain an organization's computer and network security infrastructure.



What does a security architect do?

Security architects develop information technology rules and requirements that describe baseline and target architectures and support enterprise mission needs. Advanced technical knowledge of network/web protocols, infrastructure, authentication, enterprise risk management, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management and incident response are critical to success in this role.


Security architect career paths

Domain knowledge

  • Systems Architecture
  • System Administration

Related job titles

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Enterprise Security Architect
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Cloud Solutions Architect

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • Enterprise Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • Enterprise Security Architect
  • Infrastructure Architect

Training Material

Suggested courses for security architects

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.

Enterprise Security Risk Management

The Enterprise Security Risk Management skill path covers essential enterprise risk topics, including risk identification and assessment, implementing security controls, regulatory compliance, strategy and culture, and more.

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.

Security Engineering

The Security Engineering skill path teaches you concepts related to security architecture and engineering, including technical integration of enterprise security, security design and implementation, secure maintenance and disposal, and more.

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.

Web Server Protection

The Web Server Protection learning path helps you to understand the different activities and processes to implement and monitor the security of a web server or web application. You will learn the basic concepts and tools to design, evaluate and monitor your web server.

AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate

The AWS Essentials & Solutions Architect Associate certification path begins by building your knowledge of essential AWS terminology, concepts and services before preparing you to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework skill path introduces the framework for improving infrastructure cybersecurity.


This learning path explains the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and its processes and provides guidance for applying the RMF to information systems and organizations.

Plans & pricing

  • Infosec Skills Personal

    • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
    • Skill assessments
    • Infosec peer community support
  • Infosec Skills Teams

    $799 per license / year

    • Team administration and reporting
    • Dedicated client success manager
    • Single sign-on (SSO)
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    • Integrations via API
      Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Create and assign custom learning paths
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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