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!

Learn about cloud security and prepare for the (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) exam with the uCertify course and lab. The course covers the certification exam objectives and provides expertise in:

  • Design Requirements
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Architectural Concepts
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Responsibilities in the Cloud
  • Cloud Data Classification and Security
  • Operations Elements and Management
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The course comes with exam-based practice tests that closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. It also has PrepEngine which provides different sets of questions to prepare for the exam in the test environment. uCertify labs are virtual environments created to allow you to experiment and apply your knowledge to real-life situations. The labs allow you to experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them in a risk-free environment. Most uCertify labs are auto-graded this enables students to get immediate feedback and remediation. 

About (ISC)² CCSP Exam

The (ISC)² CCSP is a standalone credential that complements and builds upon existing credentials and educational programs, including (ISC)²’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). This certification is proof of candidates’ knowledge to manage, design, and secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud making use of best policies, practices, and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)². The topics covered in the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ensure its relevance across all disciplines in the field of cloud security. The CCSP certification has been specially designed for IT and information security leaders who are responsible for applying best practices to cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration. It is also ideal for:

  • Security Manager
  • Systems Architect
  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Security Administrator

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David Jensen is currently working as a Cybersecurity specialist at Extron Electronics. He has experience of working in the fields such as cybersecurity and penetration testing. He also has work experience with tools and technologies such as Python, C++, and SQL. David has an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.

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Luis Solari is an Information Security Administrator at VIVA Bolivia with over 16 years of work experience in the field of IT. He has participated in IT consulting projects such as data migration, IT due diligence, ethical hacking, systems audit, formulating and implementing information security policies; systems audit, Sarbanes Oxley audit, revenue assurance, and audit support financial in the main Bolivian companies. Luis has the following IT certifications:

  • ISACA CISA
  • ISACA CRISC
  • EC-Council CEH
  • PECB Certified Trainer for ISO/IEC 27001
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Alexander Irigoyen is a Network Manager at the University of Redlands at the University of Redlands with over 20 years of Network Administrator experience with an emphasis on security. He is in the CompTIA SME Governance Committee & CompTIA SME Technical Advisory Committee (CSTAC) to help in the development of the A+, Network+, Server+, Cloud+, Security+, CySA+, and CASP+ exams. He holds expertise in network design and management; network administration and IT security; firewall management, SOC analysis, and CompTIA exam development. Alexander has held the following IT certifications:

  • CCNA
  • CompTIA A+
  • CCNA Security
  • Microsoft MCSE
  • Microsoft MCSA
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

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