Security Engineering

Security Engineering incorporates operations of tools, methods and techniques to support the maintenance and development of systems that can resist malicious attacks that are intended to damage a computer-based system or its data.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Expertise in anti virus software

  • Intrusion detection

  • Firewalls

  • Content filtering

  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools

  • Technologies and methods

  • Designing secure networks

  • Systems and application architecture

  • Solid work habits

  • Soft skills

  • Java

  • c/ c++

  • PHP

  • Python

  • Perl

  • Shell

  • CEH

  • CISA

  • OSCP

PROS

  •  Good payscale

  • Great demand

  • Never-ending opportunities

  • Opportunity to learn new things

  • Opportunity to be self-employed

  • Opportunity to advance the existing job

  • Staying up to date is required

  • Less stressful if time schedules are followed 

CONS

  • The job requires demanding hours

  • This is a repetitive job

  • Lack of resources from upper management

  • This job requires constant learning

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Government

  • Companies


  •   Have a good knowledge of computer networks

  • Know hacking software

  • Have a good knowledge of programming languages

  • Have time management skills

  • Have logical reasoning

  • Have analytical skills

  • Have  good Mathematical skills

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

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Interesting Facts about the career

  • 95% of breached records came from only three industries in 2016

  • There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds

  • 43% of cyber attacks target small business

  • The global average cost of a data breach is $3.9 million across SMBs

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