Develop and oversee the implementation of information security procedures and policies. Build, maintain and upgrade security technology, such as firewalls, for the safe use of computer networks and the transmission and retrieval of information. Design and implement appropriate security controls to identify vulnerabilities and protect digital files and electronic infrastructures. Monitor and respond to computer security breaches, viruses, and intrusions, and perform forensic investigation. May oversee the assessment of information security systems.
I work to create a next-generation artificial intelligence based cybersecurity prevention product that protects the world from cyber attack. My main role is to lead our teams to meet the needs of our customers and protect their assets.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Assess the quality of security controls using performance indicators.
Conduct investigations of information security breaches to identify vulnerabilities and evaluate the damage.
Coordinate documentation of computer security or emergency measure policies, procedures, or tests.
Coordinate monitoring of networks or systems for security breaches or intrusions.
Coordinate vulnerability assessments or analysis of information security systems.
Level of Education Attained by Information Security Engineers
Most common level of education among people in this career: Bachelor's degree (43%)
Cybersecurity is a broad field with many different jobs. Determining the path you wish to go down is the first important step. There is great opportunity in every area. Once you figure out what area you wish to pursue, research it and follow in the steps of those who have succeeded in those areas.
Think about where you want to be in 5-10 years. Look at other people who have the job(s) that you want and find out how they got there. Use that to build your own plan.
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