Evaluate the organization’s security needs and establish best practices and standards accordingly.
Designing, implementing, maintaining, overseeing, and upgrading all security measures needed to protect organizations’ data, systems, and networks.
Responding to all security breaches to the network and associated systems.
Troubleshooting all network and security issues and incidents.
Routinely conduct penetration testing.
Taking appropriate security measures to ensure that the organization's infrastructure and existing data are kept safe.
Conducting testing and scans to identify any vulnerabilities in the network and system.
Taking an active role in the change management process.
Assist in any security breach investigations.
Handling routine daily administrative tasks such as reporting and keeping open lines of communication with the organization’s appropriate departments.
Note that a Cyber Security engineer job and responsibilities come very close to those of a security analyst. A Cyber Security engineer designs and builds systems, while a security analyst is more concerned with putting the system through its paces, trying to break it.
There is an overlap, however, since many Cyber Security engineers routinely conduct stress tests and attempt to predict the weak spots and test them out. It’s not unusual to see job listings for a Security Engineer/Analyst, effectively rolling both positions into one.
In general, a Cyber Security engineer must have the following qualifications:
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