Cybersecurity Manager

Cybersecurity Managers oversee day-to-day cybersecurity-related operations.

Role overview

Cybersecurity Managers run security-related operations within their department. They supervise analysts and administrators, taking responsibility for the cybersecurity team while dealing with high-level security issues. These professionals are critical to their organizations’ success as they oversee the operational side of threat detection and cyber defense, ensuring that the business’ data, financial assets, and customer information stays safe.

Cybersecurity Managers
may also be referred to as:
Application Security Manager
Business Continuity And Information Security Manager
Cloud Security Compliance Manager
Cloud Security Manager
Communications Security Manager
Compliance And Privacy Manager
Compliance And Risk Manager
Compliance Manager
Corporate Cybersecurity Manager
Cyber Analyst Team Manager
Cyber Defense And Response Manager
Cyber Incident Response Manager (CIRM)
Cyber Operations Manager
Cyber Risk Manager
Cybersecurity Awareness Manager
Cybersecurity Network Manager
Cyber Workforce Developer And Manager
Cybersecurity Defense Manager
Cybersecurity Governance Risk And Compliance Manager
Cybersecurity Operations Manager
Data Privacy Manager
Data Security Manager
DevSecOps Manager
Information Assurance Manager
Information Security Manager
Information Security Manager
Information Security Operations Manager
Manager Cyber Crisis Management
Manager Cyber Threat Investigations
Manager Cybersecurity Privacy And Risk
Manager Cybersecurity Services
Manager Data Privacy
Manager Data Security
Manager Data Threat Analysis
Manager Digital Forensics
Manager Information Security
Manager Insider Threat And Information Protection
Manager IT Risk And Resilience
Manager Security Threat Operations
Manager Third-Party Risk
Manager Threat Detection And Response
Manager Threat Hunting And Intelligence
Manager Vendor Risk Management
Manager Vulnerability Assessments
Privacy Manager
Security Operations Center Manager

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$136,667
National Average
$150,833
$165,000
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Hiring new cybersecurity professionals and coaching and developing team members through knowledge sharing and personal development programs.
Preparing and overseeing cybersecurity budgets.
Monitoring systems for security gaps, designing effective solutions for these gaps, and providing reports to management and executive staff.
Developing wide-ranging policies, regulations, and strategies to enhance the security of the organizations.
Evaluating new security tools and technologies.
Running risk assessments and testing data processing systems.
Advising on digital and technical aspects of cyber security governance, frameworks and operating models

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Managers need a strong knowledge of IT security architecture and network architecture, and must be able to use various operating systems including Linux, Windows, firewalls, intrusion detection protocols, and intrusion prevention tools. Cybersecurity Managers also need great communication and leadership skills, as they are responsible for managing employees and making timely decisions.

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