Information security managers are responsible for protecting the electronic and digital information networks of businesses. They recognize, observe and assess possible information security vulnerabilities and establish plans for the prevention of attacks and the rapid resolution of violations. They are also tasked with developing safety protection protocols and policies and ensuring that all staff, supervisors, and senior managers within the organization are trained to use best practices to safeguard their records.
Information security managers must be up-to-date on the current developments in information management and be willing to develop or use the latest, most secure, and cost-effective solutions to safeguard enterprise data and networks. In general, when an audit is needed, they assume a supervisory position and report to the corporate leaders.
They are also responsible for monitoring the day-to-day activities of other IT specialists, including information security analysts. They usually hold a bachelor's degree in computer science or information processing. Depending on the type of work required, advanced degrees such as Master of Business Administration may be required.