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Working As A Director Of Information Technology Security

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $118,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Information Technology Security Do

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

Duties

Computer and information systems managers typically do the following:

  • Analyze their organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades for top executives to consider
  • Plan and direct the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of new projects and justify funding on projects to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade their organization’s computer systems
  • Determine short- and long-term personnel needs for their department
  • Plan and direct the work of other IT professionals, including computer systems analysts, software developers, information security analysts, and computer support specialists
  • Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for their organization’s technology

Few managers carry out all of these duties. There are various types of computer and information systems managers, and the specific duties of each are determined by the size and structure of the firm. Smaller firms may not employ every type of manager.

The following are examples of types of computer and information systems managers:

Chief information officers (CIOs) are responsible for the overall technology strategy of their organizations. They help determine the technology or information goals of an organization and then oversee implementation of technology to meet those goals.

CIOs may focus on a specific area, such as electronic data processing or information systems, but CIOs tend to focus more on long-term or big picture issues. At small organizations a CIO has more direct control over the IT department, and at larger organizations other managers under the CIO may handle the day-to-day activities of the IT department.

CIOs who do not have technical expertise and who focus solely on a company’s business aspects are included in a separate profile on top executives.

Chief technology officers (CTOs) evaluate new technology and determine how it can help their organization. When both CIOs and CTOs are present, the CTO usually has more technical expertise.

The CTO is responsible for designing and recommending the appropriate technology solutions to support the policies and directives issued by the CIO. CTOs also work with different departments to implement the organization’s technology plans.

The CTO usually reports directly to the CIO and may be responsible for overseeing the development of new technologies or other research and development activities. When a company does not have a CIO, the CTO determines the overall technology strategy for the firm and presents it to top executives.

IT directors, including management information systems (MIS) directors, are in charge of their organizations’ information technology (IT) departments, and they directly supervise other employees. IT directors help to determine the business requirements for IT systems, and they implement the policies that have been chosen by top executives. IT directors often have a direct role in hiring members of the IT department. It is their job to ensure the availability of data and network services by coordinating IT activities. IT directors also oversee the financial aspects of their department, such as budgeting.  

IT security managers oversee their organizations’ network and data security. They work with top executives to plan security policies and promote a culture of information security throughout the organization. They develop programs to keep employees aware of security threats. These managers must keep up to date on IT security measures. They also supervise investigations if there is a security violation.

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How To Become A Director Of Information Technology Security

Typically, a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science, plus related work experience, is required. Many computer and information systems managers also have a graduate degree.

Education

Computer and information systems managers normally must have a bachelor’s degree in a computer- or information science–related field. Such a degree usually takes 4 years to complete and includes courses in computer programming, software development, and mathematics. Management information systems (MIS) programs usually include business classes as well as computer-related ones.

Many organizations require their computer and information systems managers to have a graduate degree as well. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is common and takes 2 years beyond the undergraduate level to complete. Many people pursuing an MBA take classes while working, an option that can increase the time required to complete that degree.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for a large organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.

The number of years of experience required varies with the organization. Generally, smaller or newer companies do not require as much experience as larger or more established ones.

Computer systems are used throughout the economy, and IT employees may gain experience in a variety of industries. However, an applicant’s work experience should be in the same industry they are applying to work in. For example, an IT security manager should have previously worked in information security. A hospital IT director should have experience in the healthcare field.

Advancement

Most computer and information systems managers start out as lower level managers and advance to higher positions within the IT department. IT directors or project managers can advance to become CTOs. A CTO or other manager who is especially business minded can advance to become a chief information officer (CIO), the person in charge of all IT-related decisions in an organization. CIOs can advance to become top executives in an organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. IT managers must be able to analyze problems and consider and select the best ways to solve them.

Business skills. IT managers must develop and implement strategic plans to reach the goals of their organizations.

Communication skills. IT managers must be able to explain their work to top executives and give clear instructions to their subordinates.

Decisionmaking skills. Some IT managers must make important decisions about how to allocate resources in order to reach their organizations’ goals.

Leadership skills. IT managers must be able to lead and motivate IT teams or departments so that workers are efficient and effective.

Organizational skills. Some IT managers must coordinate the work of several different IT departments to make the organization run efficiently.

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Top Careers Before Director Of Information Technology Security
Manager 6.4%
Consultant 4.9%
Director 3.5%
Top Careers After Director Of Information Technology Security
Consultant 5.8%

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Director Of Information Technology Security Demographics

Gender

Male

87.5%

Female

9.1%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

59.7%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

8.3%

Unknown

5.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.4%

Arabic

14.3%

Korean

14.3%

Director Of Information Technology Security Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.9%

Boston University

6.8%

Strayer University

6.8%

American University

5.4%

Johns Hopkins University

5.4%

Capella University

5.4%

University of Maryland - University College

4.1%

University of Alabama

4.1%

Illinois State University

4.1%

Arizona State University

4.1%

University of Baltimore

4.1%

University of West Florida

4.1%

Drexel University

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

Roosevelt University

4.1%

Colorado Technical University

4.1%

Purdue University

4.1%

Villanova University

4.1%

George Mason University

4.1%

Norwich University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

21.4%

Computer Science

14.3%

Computer Information Systems

10.7%

Information Technology

8.2%

Finance

4.6%

Information Systems

4.6%

Criminal Justice

4.6%

Management Information Systems

3.9%

Computer Systems Security

3.9%

Computer Networking

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.9%

Management

3.2%

Accounting

2.5%

Project Management

2.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.8%

Political Science

1.4%

Computer Programming

1.4%

Educational Technology

1.1%

Mathematics

1.1%

Economics

1.1%
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Degrees

Masters

38.9%

Bachelors

35.4%

Other

16.4%

Associate

4.4%

Certificate

2.3%

Doctorate

2.3%

Diploma

0.3%
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Real Director Of Information Technology Security Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
IT Director-Security & Compliance Discovery Communications, Inc. Silver Spring, MD Jun 30, 2010 $150,000
Director-IT Security Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. Hampstead, MD May 29, 2015 $142,542
Director-IT, Compliance and Security Armour-Eckrich Meats LLC Lisle, IL May 15, 2011 $140,000
Director-IT, Compliance and Security Armour Eckrich Meats LLC Lisle, IL May 15, 2011 $140,000
Director, IT Security Services & Engineering MGM Resorts International Operations, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Jan 30, 2014 $135,000 -
$145,000
Smts-It Security Verizon Telematics Inc. Atlanta, GA Nov 14, 2016 $128,000
Director, IT Security Specialist UBS Services LLC Weehawken, NJ Apr 05, 2016 $125,000 -
$190,000
Director of IT Security Cipherhealth LLC New York, NY Mar 12, 2015 $120,474
Director of IT Security Cipherhealth LLC New York, NY Mar 22, 2016 $120,474
Director of IT Security Cipherhealth New York, NY Aug 25, 2016 $118,830
Director of IT Security Cipherhealth LLC New York, NY Jul 27, 2016 $118,830
Smts-It Security Verizon Telematics Inc. Atlanta, GA Jul 13, 2015 $110,000
Director of IT Operations and Network Security Navman Wireless North America Ltd. Glenview, IL Nov 04, 2016 $105,000
Director, IT Security Specialist UBS Services LLC Jersey City, NJ Nov 21, 2012 $104,582 -
$175,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Director Of Information Technology Security

Average Yearly Salary
$118,000
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$82,000
Min 10%
$118,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Median 50%
$170,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Morgan Stanley
Highest Paying City
Oakland, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a Director Of Information Technology Security make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Director Of Information Technology Security in the United States is $118,395 per year or $57 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $82,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $170,000.

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Top Skills for A Director Of Information Technology Security

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Ensure Compliance
  3. Information Technology
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  • Introduced a new data platform into existing web infrastructure to integrate enhanced functionality for user self-servicing and streamlining user interaction.
  • Lead integration of acquired businesses identifying and directing infrastructure modifications of new partners to ensure compliance with corporate technology standards.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and maintain relevant policies and procedures and responsible for global Information Technology and Security operations.
  • Developed Policies and Procedures resulting in SLA agreements for internal department and external entities.
  • Designed and executed risk management and security patch management solutions to allow for rapid response to security incidents occurring anywhere worldwide.

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