Information Security Architect : Denver, CO
1/17/2017 7:41:03 AM
Information Security Architect
An information security architect has all the same analysis, design, and communication skills as a senior engineer and focuses on providing system wide solutions.
Where an engineer may identify one or two valid solutions to a problem, an architect will identify a family of solutions and be able to select the best technical approach for the situation.
An architect must be familiar with all the security technologies, solutions, and approaches in common use, and know how to tailor the best approach uniquely.
An architect may be required to develop and implement a system wide approach to securing an entire network or data center of information system that is unique and goes beyond existing solutions.
Architects develop detailed security standards and procedures that ensure an agency meets security requirements and policies. Architects have extensive industry knowledge and experience with more than one technology.
They understand the offerings of all the major vendors in a particular field.
Architects will take on information security work that involves a high level of management and communications skill as well as a high depth and breadth of skill.
They must be able to work effectively with broad direction in situations that may not be well defined.
People at this level may work with technical, administrative and physical security controls or investigations, or may be involved in developing and implementing security projects, policies, standards or business processes.