CyberSecurity Architect

Cybersecurity Architect works to design, build, test, and implement security systems within an organization’s IT network. The security architect has a thorough understanding of an organization’s IT systems to anticipate possible security risks, identify areas of weakness, and respond effectively to possible security breaches.

The job description of a Cybersecurity Architect can include the following:


  • A thorough understanding of the organization’s technology and IT systems.
  • Planning, researching, and designing security architectures.
  • Developing, reviewing, and approving the installation requirements for LANs, WANs, VPNs, routers, firewalls, and related network devices.
  • Researching and designing public key infrastructures, certification authorities, and digital signatures, and ensuring all personnel has IT access limited to their need and role in the organization.
  • Developing project timelines for system upgrades and preparing cost estimates.
  • Testing the final security system and updating and upgrading it as needed.
  • Establishing disaster recovery procedures and conducting security breach drills.
  • Responding quickly and effectively to all security incidents and providing post-event analyses.
  • Monitoring and guiding the security team, cultivating a sense of security awareness, and arranging for continuous education.
  • Remaining up to date with the latest security systems, standards, authentication protocols, and products.

Selection Criteria:

  • University degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field.
  • Advanced IT security certifications.
  • 5-10 years of experience in information security and IT risk management.
  • A strong working knowledge of current IT risks, security implementations, and computer operating and software programs.
  • The ability to interact with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
  • Excellent teaching, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.