Application Security Manager

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Application Security Managers use their expertise to detect, mitigate, and prevent HTTP-based attacks on Web applications. They must be able to configure and implement an application security policy and provide detailed analysis for protecting Web applications from brute force and other types of attacks. An Application Security Manager must be able to differentiate between negative and positive security models, and must configure the most appropriate protection for the enterprise’s Web applications.

Application Security Managers use their knowledge of Web application concepts, Web application vulnerabilities, Web application delivery, security concepts and terminology, network concepts and configuration, and programming concepts to perform the following tasks:

  • Project planning and management
  • Team building and management
  • Process management and improvement
  • Security reporting
  • Defining control procedures for user administration, profile creation, and maintenance and for security management
  • Communicating, tracking and participating in resolving security related issues
  • Developing, planning and implementing security policies
  • Enforcement and compliance monitoring of security policies and procedures
  • Identifying and evaluating security and technology risks, internal controls that mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement
  • Identifying security and risk management improvement opportunities
  • Defining control procedures for user administration, profile creation and maintenance and security management for all systems



General Educational Requirements

The minimum educational requirement for this position generally is a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Information Systems. Industry certifications generally are required.


Additional Qualifications

In addition to a deep technical background, the Application Security Manager should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • effective leadership and analytical skills
  • experience working with colleagues to understand business processes and define technical requirements
  • exceptional planning, organization, communication, presentation, multitasking, and business analysis skills

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