Data that a company keeps regarding its customers, employees, and even its competition has to remain safe. A breach in security can lead to credit card numbers being stolen, the release of sensitive data to the public, and a host of other developments that can leave an organization embarrassed and in legal trouble. This is where cyber security comes in: the set of protocols put into the place by a group of information technology experts. The leader of this group is called the Cyber Security Director. These employees have experience in the field as well as management and communication skills that meet or most likely exceed the acceptable minimum requirements.
What Does a Security Director Do?
A cyber security director is in charge of an organization’s Information Technology Department. The position reports directly to either the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The cyber security director is tasked with creating the security framework that keeps an organization’s network and electronic data safe from cyber invasion. This mean managing a team of IT techs, making sure the network is as secure as possible by using the right technology to protect it, and making sure employees know how to recognize a possible threat. Directors are typically highly educated, hold several IT certifications, and have been working in the IT and cyber security fields for at least 10 to 15 years. Although they are referred to as cyber security directors in this document, those in this position could also hold titles such as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security Director, or Senior IT Manager.