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!

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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Mark Richard Mosqueda is currently working as a Senior Network Security Engineer at Daimler South East Asia Pte. Ltd. and has more than 4 years of experience in the field of network security. His field of expertise includes firewalls, WAN, network design, routing, troubleshooting, TCP/IP, and more. Mark holds various IT certifications including:  

  • Cisco CCNA CyberOps
  • Licensed Electronics Engineer
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Routing and Switching
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILF)

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Fred Harris has more than 16 years of experience in the field of Information Security. He is currently working as a Sr. Security Project Manager at Convergint Technologies. His field of expertise includes network security, information security, risk management, cloud computing, system design, and many more. Fred holds various information security certifications including:

  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Certified Security Project Manager
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer + (CTT+)
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMI PMP)
  • Cybersecurity Awareness: Building Your Cybersecurity Vocabulary

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The uCertify CISSP 2018 course is a very useful interactive exam preparation resource. The content includes information, tips, and examples that cover the eight CISSP domains.

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Chirag Gupta is working as a Logistic Executive at Zomato. He is a Bug Bounty Hunter acknowledged by Google, Microsoft, Intel, AT&T, Oracle, Netgear, Pinterest, MasterCard, and many Govts. He is skilled in cloud computing, cloud security, network engineering, network administration, ethical hacking, and security testing. Chirag holds various IT certifications including:

  • CompTIA ITF+
  • Star Secure User
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator
  • EC-Council Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)

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