Skills in demand
Information security architects are not only subject matter experts with strong knowledge of many facets of information security programs, they also are a highly visible role within leadership and will often report directly into the CISO or CIO.
What it takes
Security architects often have in-depth knowledge of implementation and configuration of security tools and best practices. The ability to use hands-on technical knowledge and translate that information into long-term security strategy is critical.
Base compensation can range from $130K to $190K, often with additional incentives.
Source: Domini Clark, director of strategy, InfoSec Connect