Information assurance managers are in charge of managing information assurance programs and pertinent efforts on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for developing effective initiatives for information assurance and management options. They manage information professionals to measure risks and vulnerabilities. In addition, they are in charge of reporting different compliance issues, verification processes, and policy violations.
They demonstrate their leadership skills to facilitate communication channels in a variety of company departments to distribute program information. Some of their main responsibilities include assessments and reviews to comply with government procedures. They implement several security and privacy guidelines to prevent work incidents and increase productivity. They serve as mentors to junior staff and participate during information meetings. They usually report their progress to the information assurance vice president in their organization. These individuals are responsible and pay close attention to detail to minimize productivity challenges. Information assurance managers perform well in team settings with other managers to reach all organizational objectives in a timely manner. These professionals specialize in managing informational systems and verifying that all networks and servers are not compromised. They also maintain or increase training and certifications for information assurance staff. Some of their other main responsibilities including accountability and access requirements for company projects. They define project scope and make sure that information assurance meets procedures and guidelines previously established. They read and approve detailed information assurance reports to make recommendations for future company changes.
A bachelor's degree in information assurance, business management, or a related field is required for this position. Previous years of work experience in a managing capacity can be helpful. Industry and leadership certifications are a plus.
Information Assurance Manager Tasks
Help establish guidelines, policies, and procedures for keeping information secure which reflect user needs.
Develop solutions to information assurance problems based on user requirements and available security programs and services.
Supervise and manage the planning and implementation of security programs and systems.
Monitor the security of information systems, perform scans, carry out updates, and investigate security incidents.