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CYBER SMART: What is the Highest Paying IT Security Job?

Written by Jordan True

June 10th, 2016

Question of the Week: What is the Highest Paying IT Security Job?

Answer: Lead software security engineer

With an average of $233,333, a year pay check, Lead software security engineers takes the win for highest paying Information Security career. It’s no simple task and takes at least a BS in computer science or related field to apply. If you have the skills to host company-wide security awareness training, and know how to develop and maintain security application solutions then a lead software security engineer career may be right for you.

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.