Security architects combine extensive hardware and software knowledge with policy development to anticipate cyber threats and design the systems that detect and prevent them. When new networks are developed, a security architect is needed to oversee the network build and ensure that the best defensive measures are implemented from day one.
Security Architects often use operating systems such as Windows and Linux, and will regularly work with network architecture, risk management and assessment theories, routing, authentication, and proxy services. These individuals will also need to be proficient in security testing and scanning tools, and they also often have an understanding of cybersecurity frameworks and regulations.
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