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.
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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