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APPLICATIONS SECURITY ARCHITECT: Making Sure Applications Are Not Vulnerable To Hackers

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Chris, an Applications Security Architect, describes what he does and what a typical day looks like for him. He also briefly describes how he got into this line of work and what he's learned about his job: the amount of meetings he has to attend.

Job Title: Applications Security Architect

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

On-the-Job Training

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='15260'>and</span> <span m='15960'>they're</span> <span m='16180'>not</span> <span m='16890'>intentionally</span> <span m='18530'>making</span> <span m='18900'>our</span> <span m='19340'>applications</span> <span m='20630'>vulnerable</span> <span m='20900'>to</span> <span m='21250'>hackers.</span> <span m='22534'>To</span> <span m='22962'>put</span> <span m='23390'>it</span> <span m='23740'>bluntly,</span> <span m='24320'>I</span> <span m='24520'>sit</span> <span m='24870'>on</span> <span m='24970'>my</span> <span m='25500'>butt</span> <span m='25930'>all</span> <span m='26150'>day.</span> <span m='27120'>But</span> <span m='27280'>it's</span> <span m='27520'>more</span> <span m='28510'>interesting</span> <span m='29000'>than</span> <span m='29355'>that.</span> <span m='30680'>There's</span> <span m='31210'>a</span> <span m='31270'>lot</span> <span m='31520'>of</span> <span m='31590'>meetings</span> <span m='32100'>going</span> <span m='32360'>from</span> <span m='32570'>one</span> <span m='32750'>meeting</span> <span m='33010'>to</span> <span m='33180'>another,</span> <span m='33670'>but</span> <span m='34270'>you</span> <span m='34500'>get</span> <span m='34980'>to interact with</span> <span m='35190'>different</span> <span m='35520'>people.</span> <span m='36750'>Different</span> <span m='37130'>projects--</span> <span m='38410'>normally</span> <span m='39000'>in</span> <span m='39090'>the</span> <span m='39450'>IT</span> <span m='39840'>world,</span> <span m='40180'>you're</span> <span m='40400'>stuck</span> <span m='40670'>with</span> <span m='40860'>one</span> <span m='41030'>project.</span> <span m='41490'>But</span> <span m='42070'>as</span> <span m='42270'>an applications</span> <span m='42745'>security</span> <span m='43220'>architect,</span> <span m='44030'>you're</span> <span m='44220'>exposed</span> <span m='44740'>to</span> <span m='44880'>all</span> <span m='45230'>parts</span> <span m='45580'>of</span> <span m='45800'>the</span> <span m='47030'>company</span> <span m='47420'>that I</span> <span m='47660'>work</span> <span m='47830'>with,</span> <span m='48800'>and</span> <span m='49350'>I</span> <span m='49760'>get</span> <span m='49940'>to</span> <span m='50030'>work</span> <span m='50270'>with</span> <span m='50390'>them</span> <span m='50560'>every</span> <span m='50820'>single</span> <span m='51070'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='51380'>I</span> <span m='51500'>was</span> <span m='51720'>always</span> <span m='52080'>interested</span> <span m='52690'>in</span> <span m='53450'>applications</span> <span m='54030'>security.</span> <span m='55950'>I'm</span> <span m='56220'>going</span> <span m='56370'>to</span> <span m='56430'>have</span> <span m='56580'>to</span> <span m='56680'>say</span> <span m='57090'>I</span> <span m='57130'>was</span> <span m='58090'>always</span> <span m='58800'>interested</span> <span m='59320'>in</span> <span m='59430'>playing</span> <span m='59690'>with</span> <span m='59800'>computers</span> <span m='60440'>as</span> <span m='60640'>I</span> <span m='60680'>was</span> <span m='60850'>growing</span> <span m='61310'>up,</span> <span m='61800'>and</span> <span m='63760'>always</span> <span m='64090'>looking</span> <span m='64340'>for</span> <span m='64459'>different</span> <span m='64760'>opportunities</span> <span m='65500'>to</span> <span m='65670'>learn</span> <span m='65960'>more</span> <span m='66130'>things.</span> <span m='66630'>And it</span> <span m='67045'>eventually</span> <span m='67460'>led to</span> <span m='67875'>this one.</span> </p><p><span m='68290'>There's</span> <span m='68520'>a</span> <span m='68570'>lot</span> <span m='68780'>of</span> <span m='68850'>meetings.</span> <span m='72700'>I</span> <span m='72790'>was</span> <span m='72950'>thinking</span> <span m='73340'>when</span> <span m='73800'>I</span> <span m='73830'>went</span> <span m='74170'>into</span> <span m='74660'>the</span> <span m='74990'>computer</span> <span 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