Data Security Engineer

The Data Security Engineer designs, implements, enhances and oversees cybersecurity solutions, ensuring data is protected throughout the organization.

Role overview

The Data Security Engineer supports an organization’s cybersecurity roadmap by ensuring that data is secured through testing, implementation, design, and monitoring. They liaise with business stakeholders as the data security expert, enabling compliance with the relevant cybersecurity laws and frameworks.

Data Security Engineers
may also be referred to as:
Data Protection Analyst
Data Security Advisor
Data Security Analyst
Data Security Architect
Data Security Engineer
Data Security Labeling Administrator
Data Security Operations Specialist
Data Security Specialist
Data Systems Security Engineer
Data Threat Analyst
Database Cloud Security Engineer
Information Security Engineer
Intern Data Security

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$168,333
National Average
$184,167
$200,000
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Establishing safety protocols to protect all data collected and used by the organization.
Ensuring the compliance of policy, processes, and procedures throughout the day-to-day management of the organization.
Continually assessing security effectiveness, updates, and opportunities for renewals or updates.
Avoiding unsafe data transmission and carrying out confidential data transfers with firewall protection.
Installing, uninstalling, and maintaining data security software.
Compiling post-breach information for forensic analysis.
Performing penetration testing on their systems.
Drafting security plans depending on the organization’s needs and current threats.

Tools & Environment

Data Security Engineers use data encryption, hashing, tokenization, and database integrity tools. They also use compliance products and need a deep knowledge of global data privacy and protection laws.

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