At the beginning of your cybersecurity career, I would recommend that you take an entry level position such that you can gain the necessary knowledge and experience for the upcoming years. Some of these jobs are:
- Security Administrator
- Network Administrator
- System Administrator
After getting sufficient base of knowledge in one of these jobs, you should take a step up into more specialized job. These jobs will be of an intermediate level according to the jobs hierarchy. Some of these jobs are given in the following list.
- Security Analyst
- Security Engineer
- Security Consultant
When you attain your target job and become a Security Architect, you may prefer to remain settled in your job. That is fine. You may further get promoted in the same job domain if you are working for a big organization. To elaborate, you may become a Senior Security Architect or even Chief Security Architect.
When you get enough experience in these senior level positions, you may consider the big boss position to become the first man of security within the organization as a CISO.
What are the similar jobs to a Security Architect?
Most of the job postings similar to a Security Architect position are mainly one of the jobs in the following list.
- Information Security Architect
- Information Systems Security Architect
It is worth noting to emphasize the difference between a Security Architect and an Information Security Architect. The former is more into technical tasks while the latter involves some directorial or managerial responsibilities.