Cyber Security Architect Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $160,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $190,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $220,000 AUD


  • Design, build, and implement enterprise-class security systems for an organisation.
  • Align standards, frameworks, and security with overall business and technology strategy.
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats.
  • Develop a security architecture roadmap for the organisation.
  • Work with IT teams in the implementation of security policies and solutions.

Key Skills:

  1. Deep understanding of cybersecurity frameworks and standards.
  2. Expertise in designing secure network architectures.
  3. Knowledge of threat modeling and risk assessment techniques.
  4. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  5. Ability to liaise with stakeholders at different levels to communicate security requirements.

Standard Industry Training:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Architect (CISA)
  • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)

Interview Questions:

  1. How do you align security architecture with business requirements?
  2. Describe a time you had to modify the security architecture due to a threat or incident. What was the outcome?
  3. How do you prioritise security concerns in a large-scale project?
  4. What methodologies or frameworks do you rely on most when designing security architecture?
  5. How do you handle pushback from other teams or departments when implementing security measures?
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