Security Management Specialists


Salary Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+8.8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


What Security Management Specialists Do

Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security, personnel security, and information security. May work in fields such as health care, banking, gaming, security engineering, or manufacturing.

Other Job Titles Security Management Specialists May Have

Consultant, Director, Security Risk Management, Operations Staff Specialist, Security, Physical Security Engineer, Physical Security Specialist, Principal Engineer, Security Engineering and Applied Science, Section Chief, Physical Security Specialist, Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Security Specialist

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief Security Officer ,


I work to build technologies that keep malware off of your network, computer, or phone. At Fastly, I oversee our expanding security offerings through its global edge infrastructure platform. I spend a lot of time working with different teams to build security applications that will keep our users data safe.

Director ,

Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center

I am in charge of process engineering incident management across divisions. I also deal with vendor management, relationship management, executive communications, and other responsibilities. Previously led Software Security Response Process and compliance efforts to mitigate security risks on Microsoft Corporate Network.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare documentation for case reports or court proceedings.
  • Review design drawings or technical documents for completeness, correctness, or appropriateness.
  • Monitor tapes or digital recordings to identify the source of losses.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects to identify persons responsible for security breaches or to establish losses, pursue prosecutions, or obtain restitution.
  • Budget and schedule security design work.

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