Cybersecurity Lead

The Cybersecurity Lead sets strategy and technical direction for their area of expertise.

Role overview

The Cybersecurity Lead heads up the cybersecurity team, or a specific department within the cybersecurity team, responsible for ensuring that teams are working towards the right goals efficiently. Cybersecurity Leads oversee the delivery of services, manage relationships, and take control of any issues in their department or specialism.

Cybersecurity Leads
may also be referred to as:
Blue Team Lead Analyst
Chief Security Architect
Cloud Security Lead
Cyber Assessment Lead
Cyber Compliance Lead
Cyber Defense Team Lead
Cyber Information Security Lead
Cybersecurity Assurance Lead
Cybersecurity Engineering Lead
Cybersecurity Governance Lead
Cybersecurity Investigations Lead
Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead
Cybersecurity Insider Threat Lead
Cybersecurity Lead
Cybersecurity Policy Lead
Cybersecurity Practice Lead
Cybersecurity Privacy Lead
Cybersecurity Program Leader
Data Risk Management Lead
Data Security Lead
DevSecOps Lead
GRC Lead
Identity Access Management Lead
Information Security Lead
Lead Application Security Engineer
Lead Cloud Security Architect
Lead Cybersecurity Research Scientist
Lead Cyber Threat Analyst
Lead Network Security Engineer
Lead Product Security Architect
Lead Product Security Engineer
Lead Reverse Engineer
Lead Security Administrator
Lead Security Analyst
Lead Security Architect
Lead Security Engineer
Lead Software Security Engineer
Product Security Incident Response Lead (PSIRT)
Product Security Lead
Security Operations Center Lead
Security Risk And Compliance Lead
Security Risk Management Lead
Software Vulnerability Research Lead
Team Lead Security Engineer Purple Team
Threat Detection Operations Lead
Threat Intel Lead
Vulnerability Assessment Lead

Career Path

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
National Average
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience


Leading the cybersecurity function for the business.
Managing Cybersecurity Specialists and ensuring their output aligns with the organization’s goals and priorities.
Identifying new security opportunities and challenges, ensuring that the right actions are taken to avoid risks.
Encouraging self-sustaining security practices and behaviors within delivery teams.
Performing risk assessments for threats and incidents.
Ensuring that regulatory and legal requirements are met.
Establishing teams to implement new security solutions and managing budgets.
Taking ownership and responsibility for reaching objectives and meeting goals.
Reviewing the existing security position and stay updated on the cybersecurity industry globally to propose positive changes.

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Leads use a variety of tools within their role, depending on their department and the team they lead. They need to be able to use log analysis and security forensics tools, software development practices, and coding, with experience in penetration testing, ethical hacking, and automated tool sets.


Category Organization Certification
Management (ISC)2 CISSP
Management (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSMP
Management ASIS CPP
Management ASIS APP
Management EC-Council E|ISM
Management EC-Council CCISO
Management GAQM CISSM
Management GIAC GSLC
Management GIAC GSTRT
Management ISACA CISM

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