Since Security Architect is classified a managerial position, an aspirant must have a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or cybersecurity, with at least five years’ experience in computer security.

Additionally, they should have knowledge of authentication technologies, risk management, assessment procedures, and security attack pathologies, Windows, Unix or Linux operating systems, and network security and architecture, among others.

As they will need to interact with different teams, they should have strong written and oral communication skills.

Certifications that employers look for in IT Architects include the CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).

Security Architects design, create and monitor the deployment of an organization’s network and computer security. To achieve this, these individuals build complex security systems and ensure that they function properly. They are responsible for the maintenance of the security of an entire organization.

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