Today’s world is becoming more and more dependent on the Internet and mobile computing. These technologies help accomplish everyday tasks easily and smoothly. With the increased use of the Internet, security risks have also increased. As a result of this, we are going to see a high demand for cybersecurity engineers. Cybersecurity is a compelling department of IT and is suitable for specialists who like to work with challenges. The field has huge potential and is rewarding as well. This field can be a great career choice for anyone. Let’s start by discussing some of the cybersecurity fundamentals.

What does it take to become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

Cyber Security Engineer: job overview

Cyber Security Engineer performs the tasks related to designing and implementing secure network solutions. These solutions defend the systems against hackers, cyber-attacks, and other threats. Sometimes, they perform testing and monitoring of those systems making their defense systems updated and work properly. Sometimes they are also referred to as data security engineers, IT security engineers, or Web security engineers. 

A Cyber Security engineer job responsibilities include:

  • Penetration testing periodically
  • Participating in change management processes
  • Involvement in security breach investigation processes
  • Troubleshooting network and security issues and incidents
  • Taking actions on the security breaches happening at the network and associated systems
  • Performing all the required security measures for the safety of the organization’s data and infrastructure
  • Completing the necessary actions required for the identification of vulnerabilities in the network and system
  • Reporting and keeping open lines of communication with the organization’s appropriate departments regularly
  • Evaluation of the organization’s security needs and establishment of best practices and standards based on the needs
  • Design, implementation, upkeep, inspection, and up-gradation of all safety features required for defensive agencies’ statistics, structures, and networks

Cyber Security engineer’s responsibilities are somewhat similar to a security analyst. A Cyber Security engineer is worried about designing and constructing structures, however, a safety analyst is running toward creating machine paintings properly. 

Qualifications needed for a cybersecurity engineer:

  • Adaptability to work in a fast-growing and changing environment
  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering, or a similar domain
  • Updated with all the latest Cyber Security trends and hacker tactics knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++, Java, Node, Python, Ruby, Go, or PowerShell
  • Two years of work experience in Cyber Security roles like incident detection and response, and forensics
  • Hands-on expertise to work with the functionality, operation, and maintenance of firewalls and other endpoint security

Salary benefits and increasing demand for cybersecurity engineer in the IT industry

The average annual salary offered to a Cyber Security engineer is about USD 74K. Senior-stage engineers acquire USD 96K yearly and novices can earn as much as USD 59K yearly. 

Demand for Cyber Security engineers will grow up to 12% between 2016 and 2026. This need will keep growing as businesses, governments, and different agencies are increasing numbers depending on virtual platforms. Reports have shown that there will be 3.5 million Cyber Security job opportunities by 2021. But the sad part is, there will be a wide skill gap between Cyber Security professionals. Not only the cybersecurity jobs but the cyber crimes will increase at a rapid rate too. This further will increase the demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals in the market.

Cybersecurity certifications that can play a key role:

The requirements for becoming a Cyber Security engineer are mentioned above along with the responsibilities given to them. So, it’s understood that a good amount of training and skills are required to become a successful cybersecurity engineer.

The fundamental requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security fields like computer engineering, computer programming, information security, or software engineering, and more. Sometimes experience and certification outplay the requirement of a bachelor’s degree. You can also go for a master’s degree in the Cybersecurity domain. This degree can play a crucial role in becoming a Senior Cyber Security Engineer. The next move you can make is getting some hands-on experience in this field. Hands-on experience in this field can help you get attention and easy promotion at your workplace. 

The best and very effective way of establishing yourself in this field is getting a cybersecurity certification. Certification can help you get additional skills and knowledge that are required in the industry. It will be proof of your expertise and training that is required for the job.

There are many cybersecurity certifications that you can choose to showcase your knowledge and skills. Of course, you can get more than one certification; it will help you only. With the best certifications in your resume, you can enhance your chances of getting hired. Here are some of the most popular and relevant certifications that you can consider:

It must be a difficult decision to choose which cert you should choose and prepare for. CEH certification is a highly acknowledged and acclaimed cybersecurity certification. Don’t worry, uCertify will help you! Our CEH (v10) – Certified Ethical Hacking Course is a great way of preparing for the CEH exam. The course will provide skills required to work with the advanced step-by-step methodologies that hackers use. It also provides knowledge on writing virus codes and reverse engineering. With all this knowledge, you will be able to better protect your corporate infrastructure from data breaches. The course contains interactive chapters that cover the CEH exam objectives and provide knowledge in areas such as assessment, security, tools, systems, programs, procedures, and ethics. In this course, you will also gain skills in information security threats and attack vectors; attack detection and prevention, and more. You can take this course as it is an excellent resource for enhancing your knowledge and increasing your importance at your workplace. You can take this course even if you’re not going to take any cybersecurity certifications. Use this course and protect your organization!

uCertify has recently introduced the Cryptography and Network Security course which provides expertise in the fundamental principles of security, encompassing both information and network security. The course first looks at a number of the elemental principles of security, encompassing both information security and network security. These include the concepts of security attacks, security services, and security mechanisms. Next, the course introduces the 2 areas of cryptography and network security. Finally, the concepts of trust and trustworthiness are examined.

Learn Cryptography and Network Security with uCertify Course & Lab

Cryptography is an important information security tool. It covers the four important services of data security −

Authentication − Cryptographic techniques like MAC and digital signatures can protect information against spoofing and forgeries.

Data Integrity − Cryptographic hash functions are playing an important role in ensuring users about data integrity.

Confidentiality − Encryption techniques can guard knowledge and communication from being accessed and revealed.

Non-repudiation − The digital signature provides the non-repudiation service to protect against the dispute which will arise thanks to denial of passing messages by the sender.

All these fundamental services offered by cryptography have enabled the conduct of business over the networks using the pc systems in a, particularly efficient and effective manner.

The uCertify Cryptography and Network Security course comes with interactive lessons, labs, and testprep. Lessons support 40+ interactive activities embedded throughout its course which include, smart chat, 3D animations, drag and drop, connect the idea, and more. Labs have real computer equipment, networked together, and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization and comes with autograding. TestPrep provides full-length practice tests that can be configured to closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real testing conditions.

 Upon course completion, you gain knowledge of:

  • Information and Network Security Concepts
  • Symmetric Ciphers
  • Asymmetric Ciphers
  • Cryptographic Data Integrity Algorithms
  • Cryptographic Key Management and Distribution
  • User Authentication

So, learn and gain expertise in Cryptography and Network Security with uCertify.

Julius Alcantara is an Information Security Analyst at DXC Technology. He has more than 13 years of work experience in this field. He is skilled in troubleshooting, technical support, virtualization, IT operations, incident management, cloud computing, mobile technology, and office administration. Julius has earned the following IT certifications:

  • CB Response Advanced Analyst
  • CB Defense Certified Associate Analyst
  • CB Response Certified Associate Consultant
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops)

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The key elements provided in the lab give hands-on experience on the actual concepts that can be applied to real-world scenarios as a Cyber Security Analyst. I strongly recommend this course for all aspiring IT professionals.”

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“The uCertify CompTIA CySA+ course and lab are great learning resources for the CS0-001 exam. Every chapter has quizzes in the end so you can check what you have learned so far. 

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Sumit Shrestha is an IT Specialist with 5+ years of experience in information technology and computer systems. He has a wide range of knowledge in network technology, software engineering, advanced database, web development, and operating system software. He has completed the Honorary Bachelor’s Degree in Computing and Information Systems from UWL and BA (Business Accountant) from CIMA. He has experience working with tools and technologies such as SQL, HTML 5, Windows, Linux Java, C, Unix, MySQL, and JavaScript. Sumit has earned the following IT certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Microsoft Certified professional

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“The uCertify CompTIA CySA+ cert guide provides the best study material for exam prep. The course is strictly based on CySA+ CS0-001 exam objectives while the lab provides hands-on learning and is easy to understand.

The uCertify CySA+ course and lab are very interactive and contain very detailed information of all the exam domains. The lecturer did justice to the exam domains with its comprehensive learning resources.”

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