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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 3.2

Tier 3—Security Architect

Abstract

The Security Architect role is broad and may have other names, such as Lead Engineer, Senior Engineer, Chief Systems Programmer, or Computer Scientist. In some companies, “Architect” is simply a more senior engineer or systems analyst. Architecture is about the details at a high level. To use the building architect metaphor, architects don’t individually place the bricks and mortar; instead, they need to communicate to the bricklayers.

Keywords

architecture
design
documentation
writing
speaking
management
diagramming

Introduction

“If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”

— Gerald Weinberg

The Security Architect ...

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