When they join an organization, Security Architects understand their systems thoroughly. Following that, they research, plan, and devise resilient security mechanisms. They carry out risk assessments, test for vulnerabilities, perform security evaluations, research security systems and standards and authentication protocols. Architects state requirements for routers, LANs (local area networks), WANs (wide area networks), firewalls, VPNs (virtual private networks), and other susceptible network devices.
Moreover, they need to strategize public key infrastructures (PKIs), including the use of digital signatures and certification authorities (CAs). Architects examine and certify installations of servers, routers, VPNs, and firewall, among others. They inspect final security mechanisms to confirm that they are functioning as they should.
Whenever issues related to security arise, they should take measures to resolve them immediately and document these processes for future use. As the role of IT Architects is critical, they will continue to be in demand for enterprises and organizations of all hues. In fact, their numbers will grow as new technologies are adopted and more people embrace smartphones and mobile devices.