Cybersecurity architect salary

Introduction

The role of cybersecurity architect has become vital in the IT department of any organization in the 21st century. IT threats and attacks happen every day, and they are increasing in frequency and sophistication. To prevent them from affecting your organization, there is a need for cybersecurity professionals. 

A cybersecurity architect is an IT professional who takes the responsibility of designing, building and overseeing the implementation of a computer and network security for a company.

In addition to the defense-related activities, a cybersecurity architect also assesses costs and risks, provides technical guidance and establishes security policy and procedures. Due to the multifaceted nature of the job, a cybersecurity architect is offered a generous salary in the IT marketplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security highly demands qualified managers, including network and security architects. This high demand results in high salaries and years of hard work will pay off with a median salary of $101,210 per year.

Since cybersecurity is a continuous phenomenon, the demand for cybersecurity architects is very strong. Starting a career today could go anywhere in the years to come. 

In this article, we will delve into the responsibilities of a cybersecurity architect, his or her job experience and degree requirements, and how much money a cybersecurity architect can make.

What are the responsibilities of a cybersecurity architect?

The core function of a cybersecurity architect is to design and build the IT infrastructure and ensure its implementation and protection. Below is a list of all job responsibilities associated with the cybersecurity architect:

  • Implement employees’ protocols, such as a defense contractor, to maintain system integrity by working with other security managers
  • Implement a security policy that may involve all physical and logical security controls
  • Implement employees’ training, handle the recruitment process and allow/disallow (Read more...)

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