Information Technology Risk Management Careers April 9, 2011Posted by Ishmael Chibvuri in Latest Articles!!!, Project Management.
Information technology (IT) is now an essential part of most large corporations and institutions. With this new dependence on IT comes a certain level of risk in terms of both the day-to-day operations of the company’s computers and the security of the data on those computers, particularly any proprietary data.
The introduction of new technology can also have a significant impact on the way a company functions and upon staffing and budgeting. A career in IT risk management will take all of these factors into account when planning corporate- or organization-wide projects.
The main IT risk management careers will be as an IT project manager or as an IT risk management consultant. Depending on which career path is chosen, there are various educational requirements and qualifications which can be obtained. Salary will be based on qualifications and hands-on experience and can entail ranges from above average to extremely generous compensation depending on the size of company. Salary and benefits will also depend on the amount of technology and therefore inherent risk involved in the corporation or institution and whether the person is an employee or a special consultant.