Career As A Network Security Engineer

JOB OVERVIEW

Security Engineer builds and maintains IT security solutions for an organization. Network security engineers are generally responsible for the security aspect of networking systems.

In essence, they must ensure that networking systems can withstand or, in the event of mishaps, speedily bounce back from problems caused by hacker attacks, natural disasters or other means

Similar jobs include;

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Assurance Engineer
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Systems Security Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Develop automation scripts to handle and track incidents
  2. Create new ways to solve existing production security issues
  3. Configure and install firewalls and intrusion detection systems
  4. Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies
  5. Analyze and advise on new security technologies and program conformance
  6. Recommend modifications in legal, technical and regulatory areas that affect IT security
  7. Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  8. Deliver technical reports and formal papers on test findings
  9. Test security solutions using industry standard analysis criteria
  10. Investigate intrusion incidents, conduct forensic investigations and mount incident responses
  11. Collaborate with colleagues on authentication, authorization and encryption solutions
  12. Evaluate new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities
  13. Respond to information security issues during each stage of a project’s lifecycle
  14. Supervise changes in software, hardware, facilities, telecommunications and user needs

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Degrees that may apply for a Network Security Engineer job include;

  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  2. Bachelor of Science in Computer Security
  3. Master of Science in Security Engineering
  4. Computer Forensics
  5. Information Systems
  6. Information Systems Security

ATTRIBUTES

  1. Critical-thinking and analytical skills
  2. Problem-solving skills
  3. Strong oral and written communication skills
  4. Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting
  5. Creative
  6. Commitment and endurance

STUDY REQUIREMENTS

You need the following;

  1. Computer or laptop
  2. Instructional books and ebooks
  3. Instructional videos on Network Security

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