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:
$140,000
National Average
$154,150
$168,300
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

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.

Certifications

Category Organization Certification
Defense (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSEP
Defense (ISC)2 SSCP
Defense (ISC)2 CCSP
Defense (ISC)2 CAP
Defense Alibaba ACA
Defense Alibaba ACP
Defense Alibaba ACE
Defense AWS Certified Security
Defense CertNexus ITS
Defense Check Point CCSA
Defense Check Point CCSE
Defense Cisco CCNA Security
Defense Cisco CCNP Security
Defense Cisco CCIE Security
Defense Cisco CCNA CyberOps
Defense Cloud Credential Council PCSM
Defense CompTIA Security+
Defense CompTIA CySA+
Defense CompTIA CASP
Defense CREST CCWS
Defense CREST CPTIA
Defense CREST CRTIA
Defense CREST CCTIM
Defense CREST CPIA
Defense CREST CRIA
Defense CREST CCNIA
Defense CREST CCHIA
Defense CREST CCMRE
Defense CSA CCSK
Defense EC-Council CND
Defense EC-Council EDRP
Defense EC-Council CTIA
Defense EC-Council CSA
Defense EC-Council ECSS
Defense EITCI EITCA/IS
Defense eLearnSecurity eNDP
Defense eLearnSecurity eCRE
Defense eLearnSecurity eCTHP
Defense EXIN CIT-F
Defense Fortinet NSE 4
Defense Fortinet NSE 5
Defense Fortinet NSE 6
Defense Fortinet NSE 7
Defense Fortinet NSE 8
Defense GAQM CISP
Defense GIAC GSEC
Defense GIAC GCIA
Defense GIAC GISF
Defense GIAC GCED
Defense GIAC GCWN
Defense GIAC GPPA
Defense GIAC GMON
Defense GIAC GCCC
Defense GIAC GCUX
Defense GIAC GDAT
Defense GIAC GMOB
Defense GIAC GAWN
Defense GIAC GREM
Defense GIAC GCTI
Defense GIAC GISP
Defense GIAC GWEB
Defense GIAC GICSP
Defense GIAC GRID
Defense GIAC GCIP
Defense GIAC GEVA
Defense GIAC GOSI
Defense GIAC GCSA
Defense Google PCSE
Defense HISPI HISP
Defense IACRB CDRP
Defense IACRB CEREA
Defense IACRB CREA
Defense IACRB CSSA
Defense IBITGQ C CR P
Defense IBITGQ CITGP
Defense IBITGQ C CS F
Defense ISACA CSX-F
Defense ISACA CSX-T
Defense ISACA CSX-P
Defense ISECOM OPSA
Defense ISECOM OPSE
Defense Juniper JNCIA-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCIS-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCIP-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCIE-SEC
Defense Juniper JNCDS-SEC
Defense Lunarline CECS
Defense Lunarline CESA
Defense McAfee Institute CCII
Defense McAfee Institute CCIP
Defense McAfee Institute CSMIE
Defense McAfee Institute SMIA
Defense McAfee Institute CCTA
Defense McAfee Institute C|OSINT
Defense Microsoft AZ-500
Defense Mile2 C)SA2
Defense Mile2 C)SP
Defense Mile2 IS20
Defense Mile2 C)VA
Defense Mile2 C)DRE
Defense Mile2 C)VCP
Defense Mile2 C)VE
Defense Mile2 C)CSO
Defense Mile2 C)VSE
Defense Mile2 C)ISS
Defense Palo Alto PCCSA
Defense Palo Alto PCNSA
Defense Palo Alto PCNSE
Defense Redhat EX415
Defense Redhat EX425
Defense SECO-Institute S-ISF
Defense SECO-Institute S-ISP
Defense SECO-Institute S-ITSF
Defense SECO-Institute S-ITSP
Defense SECO-Institute S-ITSE
Defense SECO-Institute S-DWF
Defense Symantec 250-215
Defense Symantec 250-420
Defense Symantec 250-426
Defense Symantec 250-428
Defense Symantec 250-430
Defense Symantec 250-433
Defense Symantec 250-438
Defense Symantec 250-440
Defense Symantec 250-441
Defense Symantec 251/250-443
Defense Symantec 250-444
Defense Symantec 250-445
Defense Symantec 251/250-446
Defense Symantec 251/250-447
Defense Symantec 251/250-551
Defense Symantec 250-556
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