IT Security Pros command some of the highest salaries

CSOs are paid on average $139K to $168K

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IT Security Pros command some of the highest salaries - Security professionals have the role of ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive information processed by, stored in, and moved through information systems and applications belonging to the enterprise.

Examples of sensitive information processed by enterprise include personally identifiable information and other Privacy Act protected records; pre-release economic statistics; information provided by companies and individuals under the assumption of confidentiality; and pre-award contract financial information.

In addition, they are the individuals  that  ensuring the integrity of the enterprise information such that decisions and actions taken based upon the data processed by, stored in, and moved through enterprise information systems can be made with the assurance that the information has not been manipulated, the information is not subject to repudiation, the source of the changes to information can be determined as best as possible. As well as ensuring the availability of the enterprise information systems and applications during routine operations and in crisis situations to support the Enterprise Mission.

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Compensation is based on the scope of responsibility, which often relates to the size of the enterprise and the level of integration of electronic data with the enterprises operations.

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Over the past few years the role of CSO has become one of prime importance with the occurrence of major security breaches. The CSO and security team are now viewed as the first line of defense.

More information role of the CSO along with a full detail job description are available.

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