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Job Description: Security Architect

March 18, 2016


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We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) executives hire one of the most important roles in the security organization: the security architect (SA). SAs identify and communicate risk to business and technology leaders in the CIO's office; once these leaders decide on a course of action, SAs are responsible for designing solutions that balance business needs with security. This report was originally published on June 1, 2012; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.


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Table of Contents

  • The Security Architect Is A Dynamic And Pivotal Role
  • A Successful Security Architect Has Business And Technical Skills
  • Recruiting Best Practices: Offer A Compelling Role With A Premium
  • Hiring A Security Architect Requires Both EA And Security Participation
  • Recommendations

  • Find An SA Who Will Embrace Your Business And Your Customers
  • Supplemental Material
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