Security Engineer

Security Engineers build, maintain, and enhance protection, detection and alerting on an organization's infrastructure, services, applications and networks.

Role overview

Security Engineers develop and maintain the systems that keep sensitive data safe from breaches and leaks. These professionals play a pivotal role in protecting an organization’s data, reputation, and finances by working with penetration testers, security analysts, and technology managers to secure data, as well as installing firewalls and other breach detection systems.

Security Engineers
may also be referred to as:
Blue Team Security Engineer
Cyber Fusion Center Engineer
Cybersecurity Asset Management Engineer
Cybersecurity Automation Engineer
Cybersecurity Defense Engineer
Cybersecurity Design Engineer
Cybersecurity Device Engineer
Cybersecurity Intern
Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
Cybersecurity Tools Implementation Engineer
Cybersecurity And Business Continuity Engineer
Cybersecurity Consultant
Cybersecurity Engineer
Cybersecurity Engineer Intern
Cybersecurity Industrial Control Engineer
Cybersecurity SOAR Engineer
Embedded Device Security Engineer
Endpoint Security Engineer
Firewall Security Engineer
Firmware Security Engineer
Hardware Security Engineer
Industrial Controls Security Engineer
Information Assurance Engineer
Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE)
Infrastructure Security Engineer
IoT Security Engineer
IT Security Support Engineer
Linux Security Engineer
Mainframe Security Engineer
Medical Device Security Engineer
Mobile Security Engineer
Network Information Security Engineer
Network Security Engineer
Network Security Intern
Network Security Operations Engineer
Offensive Cyber Operators Engineer
SecOps Engineer
Security Engineer Intern
Security Operations Engineer
SIEM Security Engineer
Systems Security Engineer
User Fraud Security Engineer
Vehicle Cybersecurity Engineer

Career Path

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
National Average
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience


Collaborating with the entire cybersecurity team to develop the best security protocols for the organization.
Planning and creating policies that prevent cyber attacks and security incidents.
Running tests and breach simulations that help determine an organization’s vulnerabilities.
Testing firewalls and data encryption technologies regularly.
Deploying new security software and hardware-based on existing weaknesses and current cybersecurity trends.
Implementing and upgrading corporate policies around security.
Maintaining security systems and managing the repair or replacement process.
Investigating and determining the causes of security breaches or potential incidents.
Reporting their findings and presenting their recommendations and improvements to management.

Tools & Environment

There are several tools that Security Engineers may need to use as part of their role. Many use anti-virus, firewall, and hacker detection tools, risk assessment technologies, computer forensics tools, and coding and scripting. Security Engineers also need hands-on familiarity with operating systems like Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as database platforms like MySQL and MSSQL.


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