how to select the right Information Security Architect

Selecting the Right Information Security Architects

Hiring is one of the toughest challenges any company can face, either large enterprises or new startups. There is a great deal of know-how kind of experience when hiring a Information Security Architect, not all companies have the right processes that can warrant best hires.

At SupportFinity, we streamlined our processes and in-house standards to make sure of having one of the top world-class hiring processes. The magic mix of skills ingredients is what separates a great hire from a not-so-good one. We came to this conclusion through consulting top technical and HR experts in addition to our years of work and exposure with most sophisticated projects across almost all tech verticals and areas of expertise. So you get one of the best recruitment processes to hire a Information Security Architect.

As we have created and crafted a unique method of teams’ customization, we have also perfected our signature model of matching the right skills for our customers to hire either one Information Security Architect or a team of Information Security Architects. We have a long lasting belief in the power of data analytics in creating unmatchable results, thus, we apply our analytical models on our hiring process same as we do in our business model.

Information Security Architect Job Description Template

Information Security Architect

The Information Security Architect is responsible for designing, building, testing and implementing security systems within an organisation's IT network.

  • Establishes and maintains a strategic information / cyber security architecture vision and goals.
  • Maintains the annual enterprise cybersecurity architecture and engineering plans and process descriptions.
  • Engaged with the chief information security officer, cybersecurity teams, the enterprise architecture team, solution delivery.
  • The Information Security Architect helps to determine operational trends and forecasts business plan activities.
  • Consults with solution architecture teams and IT infrastructure to efficiently integrates and implements technology solutions.
  • The Information Security Architect reviews proposed technology and solutions and presents security concerns at the Technology Control Board.
  • The Information Security Architect works with Security Policy and Training team to help the agency maintain compliance with cybersecurity laws.
  • The Information Security Architect serves as information security subject matter expert and trusted advisor. .

  • Experience mapping an organization’s actual cybersecurity functions to at least two industry standard cybersecurity models.
  • Experience in solution development and solution architecture advocating cybersecurity.
  • Knowledge of Security capabilities of relational databases.
  • Knowledge of Security standards and controls.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to explain technical topics to those without a technical background.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify risks in business processes, operations, and technology projects.
  • Collaboration and persuasion, including the ability to work with teams and drive initiatives in multiple departments.
  • Experience with identifying security controls for threats (risk with device(s) affected, vulnerability and threat agent descriptions) .

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Skills Matrix at SupportFinity

These are sets of the must have skills that we care about and put as top requirements needed for hiring first class Information Security Architect.

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Information Security Management Systems
Language aptitute metric at SupportFinity
Language Aptitude
We receive requests of hiring from candidates among more than 100 countries. As we bring skills from each and every place in the world, we make sure we have the right match of language proficiency with our clients' requirements. Your Information Security Architect or team of Information Security Architects will have the needed level of language knowledge you expect, each candidate passes through our language tests that warrant at least a good command of reading, writing and speaking of the languages our clients ask for.

We know that communication starts from speaking common languages, thus we put this aspect as a first factor in our selection process, we do not proceed with hiring for Information Security Architect before making sure that the candidate passes the language ability tests first.
Communication Quality metric at SupportFinity
Communication Quality
The next level of screening we perform at SupportFinity is the communication quality, in this stage we make sure that the Information Security Architect can deliver high quality of communication; especially on the technical aspects of the job. We conduct our assessments to cover multiple aspects of communication quality, such as:

The ability of self-explanation ( writing – speaking )

The ability of describing problems structurally and technically ( writing & speaking)

The ability of explaining ideas, situations and problems ( reading, writing & speaking)
Personality tests at SupportFinity
Personality Tests
Personality tests at SupportFinity
Technical Excellence
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