Security architect job description guide

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A person whose job is to build, test, check, and then implement systems of security in a company’s IT network is known as a Security architect. A security architect is supposed to have a lot of knowledge about security systems so that he can keep them updated and implement the latest authentication processes in the security systems.

Security architect duties and job responsibilities 

A security architect not only predicts the possible security threats that could harm the security system but also figures out the solution to solve such problems. The role of a security architect includes tasks as:

  1. Going through the security systems often and keeping it up-to-date and making changes if needed.
  2. Checking the security systems by conducting tests to make sure the security system is working correctly.
  3. Setting up a schedule to update the policy.
  4. Making sure that all the critical data is only accessible to specific individuals.
  5. Having a backup plan to recover data and information in the time of need.
  6. Noticing every possible change in the security system.

A security architect plays an important role in the IT team. The job description of security must contain a culture of spreading awareness about safety. Also, giving information to employers about security systems.

Security architect job qualifications and requirements

Security architect job qualifications must include a degree in IT or computer science. Some companies require their employers to have some additional certificates as well.

Along with degrees and certificates, a security architect job instruction must-have quality mentioned below:

  1. Should have experience as being a part of the security management crew with a focus on excellent job performance, providing required security and trustworthy.
  2. Must have a good understanding of security systems, authentication, authorization etc
  3. Must have knowledge of possible security risks and threats and how to avoid them.
  4. Must be able to implement a security system according to the need of the company. Like if they want only one person at a time to access data, then the security system should be set up according to that.
  5. Must be able to explain employers about the security system and take every possible step to make sure the security system is working correctly.
  6. Must have communication skills so that he/she can interact with people easily.