IT Manager Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $130,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $160,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $190,000 AUD


  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive information security strategy to protect the organisation's IT infrastructure, data, and digital assets. 
  • Lead the information security team in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating cybersecurity risks and threats. 
  • Collaborate with IT, legal, and business units to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry security standards. 
  • Drive the adoption of security best practices and technologies across all departments. 
  • Foster a culture of security awareness and preparedness throughout the organisation.

Key Skills 

  • Strategic leadership in cybersecurity risk management and compliance. 
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing comprehensive cybersecurity frameworks and policies. 
  • Expertise in various security domains, including network security, application security, and incident response. 
  • Strong understanding of regulatory compliance and data protection laws (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA). 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Standard Industry Training 

  • Advanced degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a related field. 
  • Professional certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), or GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification). 
  • Leadership and management training programs focused on cybersecurity. 
  • Continuous learning in emerging security threats, technologies, and governance frameworks. 
  • Participation in cybersecurity forums, workshops, and conferences to stay updated on the latest trends and best practices.

Interview Questions for CISOs

  1. How do you balance the need for security with the organisation's operational efficiency and innovation?
  2. Describe a cybersecurity framework you implemented and how it improved the organisation's security posture.
  3. How do you ensure compliance with global data protection regulations across different jurisdictions?
  4. Can you provide an example of how you managed a significant security incident?
  5. What strategies do you use to promote a culture of security awareness within the organisation?
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