Skills of Security Architect

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What skills should/does a Security Architect have?
Dec 19, 2018 in Career Counselling by Vidhyut
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  • Knowledge about Risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies etc.
  •  Knowledge about ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
  • Knowledge about Operating Systems (Windows, Mac and Linux)
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing firewall, IDS/IPS, network access control and network segmentation
  • Knowledge about Router, switch and VLAN security; wireless security
  • Knowledge about DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation technologies​

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answered Dec 19, 2018 by Madhya
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Some of the key skills a security Architect should have:

  • Acquire a complete understanding of a company’s technology and information systems
  • Plan, research and design robust security architectures for any IT project
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Research security standards, security systems and authentication protocols
  • Develop requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related network devices
  • Design public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures
  • Prepare cost estimates and identify integration issues
  • Review and approve installation of firewall, VPN, routers, IDS scanning technologies and servers
  • Test final security structures to ensure they behave as expected
  • Provide technical supervision for (and guidance to) a security team
  • Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies and procedures
  • Oversee security awareness programs and educational efforts
  • Respond immediately to security-related incidents and provide a thorough post-event analysis
  • Update and upgrade security systems as needed

answered Apr 9, 2019 by sumit
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  • Since Security Architect is classified as 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).
answered Jul 25, 2019 by Gitika
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