Cybersecurity Engineer

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

There is a cyber-attack approximately every 40 seconds, nearly all of which target personal identifying information like names, social security numbers, bank account information and passport numbers. Thankfully, cybersecurity engineers are working to keep sensitive and classified information safe from threats by designing, developing and implementing advanced network solutions. As these IT professionals outsmart would-be hackers, they protect the privacy of consumers and the reputations of businesses and organizations

Also known as: Information Technology Security Engineer, Application Security Engineer, Web Security Engineer, Data Security Engineer
Operation Monitoring
Operations Analysis
Quality Control Analysis
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Technology Design
Develop security methods for computer systems and networks
Identify weaknesses in existing security procedures
Install software to boost protection measures
Regularly monitor for attacks or information leaks
Respond to and investigate cybersecurity breaches
Train and communicate with network users
Meet Todd
Chief Information Security Architect
"Cybersecurity today is all about big data. We have a large set of tools of how to aggregate, collect and store massive amounts of data that no longer can be stored on a laptop. So we have cloud arrays and all sorts of different services that are out there to help us understand what's happening on our network, what's happening out in the internet, looking and try to predict what may come after us or just general problems that are going on in the world today."
B.S. Informational Studies

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