What does an Infrastructure and Security Architect do?

Security architects design security structures and systems to protect and defend against malware and other intrusions to a computer system. Once structures and systems are in place, security architects run an audit of the entire system to test it for any weaknesses or vulnerabilities. They meet with upper management to understand the company's technology and information systems and new and pressing needs. They plan, research, and design security architecture for the company and perform vulnerability testing and security assessments of the new software and systems. They will sometimes hire an ethical hacker to consult on system weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Security architects provide technical supervision to security teams and oversee company security awareness programs. They also respond immediately to service-related incidents and develop requirements for a company’s local, wide, and virtual private networks and requirements for routers, firewalls, and related network devices. They review and approve the installation of firewalls, VPNs, routers, and servers and update security systems as needed. Security architects need a bachelor's degree in computer science and experience in software engineering.

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XebiaXebia
Senior Security Architect
21 Sep 2019

“You get to work with good and talented people.”

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Security Architect
21 Mar 2021

“Salary was light but not as contractor.”

Mile 6
Infrastructure and Security Architect
1 Jun 2020

“It's a good place to build a career and still enjoy life.”

Vivint Smart HomeVivint Smart Home
Smart Home Professional (Technician)
15 Apr 2021

“Good work life balance and ever changing daily schedule.”

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Security Architect
22 Mar 2021

“Employee's career goals are considered and opportunities are given.”

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Information Security Architect
14 Apr 2021

“Work life balance pretty good”

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Smart Home Professional
6 Jun 2021

“No career track”

UnisysUnisys
Security Architect
17 Dec 2020

“Constant layoffs to make the numbers look good to shareholders.”

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