Security Director Skills

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A Security Director is a top-level role. To become a Security Director, a person would have already gained all the skills through the previous roles. But, just for this job, what are the skills required?
Jan 7, 2019 in Career Counselling by Karan
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A Security Director would have gained the skills from the experience of lower level jobs. But you have asked for skills just for this role. These are the basic skills:

  • Knowledge of Security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation technologies
  • ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
  • PCI, HIPAA, NIST, GLBA and SOX compliance assessments
  • Operating Systems such as Windows, UNIX, and Linux
  •  Programming languages C, C++, C#, Java, Python, PHP etc.
  • Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
  • Ethical hacking and penetration testing
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching protocols and hands-on experience

 

answered Jan 7, 2019 by Machine
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Hi karan, some of the skills required to become a Security Director are:

  1. Practices and methods of IT strategy, enterprise architecture and security architecture

  2. Good security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation 

  3. Sound knowledge of ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks

  4. Proficiency with Windows, UNIX, Linux OS

  5. Experience in C, C++, C#, Java etc programming languages

  6. Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols

  7. Secure coding practices, ethical hacking and threat modeling

  8. Network security architecture development and definition

  9. Knowledge of third party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodologies

answered Jul 22, 2019 by Abha
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