Hello, everyone. I am Archana from Edureka. I welcome you all to this live session on How to Become a Cyber security Engineer. So before we begin, can I get a quick confirmation if I’m audible or not? Okay, so let me walk you through today’s agenda first.
We will begin by discussing who is a cyber security engineer and what a cyber security engineer does then we’ll go through roles and responsibilities of a cyber security engineer and the skills he or she should possess moving on I’ll walk you through different career paths that you can follow to become a cyber security engineer.
Finally, We will end the session by discussing the salary of a cybersecurity engineer. So I hope the agenda was clear with you guys. Okay, let’s get started then. So, guys, the most trending question these days as if or not one should consider a career in cybersecurity if you ask meI say definitely yes, here are a few reasons as to why.
First of all, you will be part of an exciting and challenging field as a cybersecurity professional you’ll be working daily to keep the critical infrastructure security and will constantly be facing new and engaging challenges. Secondly, you will find more job opportunities 3300:01:35,600 –> 00:01:39,600because cybersecurity such a fast-growing field. There’s high employer demand for qualified professionals. Well to be precise, there are a lot of cybersecurity jobs to be filled and the demand doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
You can on higher pay since the number of people opting for cybersecurity jobs as usually fewer companies are paying more than ever to learn highly qualified cybersecurity professional lastly, you will be able to choose an industry that interests you one of the most appealing aspects of cybersecurity is that the field can be applied to many different industries from government to finance healthcare and Retail trade.
So a curio and cybersecurity clearly has its own benefits. There are hundreds of job titles in cybersecurity, but some of the dot top positions include Security administrator cybersecurity engineer security analyst penetration tester security consultant and many more but as for today’s session, we will be discussing cybersecurity engineer.
So who is the cybersecurity engineer A cybersecurity engineer is a professional who protects computer and networking systems from potential occurs and cyberattacks security engineer provides a specialized engineering approach to cybersecurity specifically regarding the design of security systems to avoid and fight against issues like data breaches or major data hacks, but what is exactly a cybersecurity engineer do well?
It’s no surprise that the faulty software often leaves networks vulnerable to malware spyware adware fishing and different kind of attacks a security engineer analyzes computer networks and just they’re running securely and tries to foresee possible security issues that may arise in future in short a security engineer focuses on designing computer systems equipped to deal with disruptions, like natural disasters or malicious
. The tax so guys now, you know and general what a cybermsecurity engineer does now, let’s look at roles and responsibilities of a cybersecurity engineer. Like I said earlier cybersecurity Engineers’ primary mission is to protect the computer systems and networks of an organization from threats and attacks to consistently achieve.
This Mission. There are many tasks and duties a cybersecurity engineer must perform. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common functions. First of all, developing a set of security standards and practices that the entire organization that he or she is working in should follow Secondly monitoring networks and systems for security breaches or any kind of intrusionsinstalling software that helps with notification of intrusions or any sort of Data Breach.
So that immediate action can be taken. Performing penetration testing and network scans to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities developing automation scripts to handle and track incidents suppose. If a data breach of some sort or some sort of Cyberattack happens a cybersecurity engineer launches investigation against such attacks.
The cybersecurity engineer is also responsible for developing and implementing a plan of action for responding to data breaches or any sort of cyberattacks. Apart from all this, a cybersecurity engineer also oversees the maintenance of firewalls routers switches a different kind of network monitoring tool, and virtual private networks. He makes recommendations to management regarding security enhancements and improvements.
Finally, a cybersecurity engineer also trains and educates Network users on information security. Well, these are some aspects of the job that are handled a performed daily. You will never know what a day in cybersecurity engineers’ life and tails until it happens.
So it’s difficult to completely cover the full scope of Duties expected of a cybersecurity engineer given the fact that the role is defined so differently from one organization to another however, these are the generalized Rose every cybersecurity engineer performs in any sort of organization. Now that we know about the roles and responsibilities.
Let’s go ahead and take a look at the skills that you should possess in order to become a cybersecurity engineer cybersecurity Engineers work on Frontline of information assurance performing detail-oriented tasks for companies and government organizations all around the world their education skills and training are the only things that stand between us and future attacks. Don’t you guys agree with me? The job of a security engineer highly technical.
So employees will expect you to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science cybersecurity or a related field like information system general computer science or information technology security additionally most employers will expect their employees to have an understanding of cybersecurity methodologies. In addition to that.
You should also have knowledge of current cybersecurity trends and attacks and you should have an interest in researching emerging Trends and hacking techniques. You should have sound knowledge and programming languages like Java python doctor what we call at a spy the net for python for.net C++bash and publisher.
You should also have a solid working knowledge of computer operating systems and different kinds of networking protocols a solid understanding of networking Concepts like the OSI model. We know when ports and services are also necessary after all its Network that a cybersecurity engineer protects, right?
As with most careers, there is a handful of personal qualities and aptitudes that could make one well suited for a career in cybersecurity engineering. So these are some soft skills that you should process to become a cybersecurity engineer generally speaking security Engineers are known for their complex problem-solving skills and creative minds as a cybersecurity engineer.
You will definitely be spending a fair amount of time working with an IT team or the Department’s so you should have strong oral and communication skills. You should also have been Eye for details. That is you should be very detail-oriented. You should be capable of working long hours and dealing with stress.
That is work Under Pressure. So, Guys, these are some hard scales and different kinds of soft skills that you should possess to become a successful cybersecurity engineer while on top of all this it’s good to get cybersecurity certification certifications always prove that you have all the knowledge required to do its job. Well, So guys at this point, you must know what who is a cybersecurity engineer what he or she does and what are the skills required to be a cybersecurity engineer.
Now, let’s take a different. Let’s take a look at different Kaya paths that you can take to become a cybersecurity engineer right now, as you can see I have four columns here. The First Column is feeder Rose. This feeder role is like stepping stones into a career in cybersecurity.
Let’s say right now you’re walking in some other department of feel, but you want to switch to cybersecurity field then considering one of these fetal roles is always a plus point, but let’s say you’re not walking you want to kick start your career in cybersecurity, then you can directly get into one of these entry revolutes as you can see apart from feeder role. I have entry-level mid-level and advanced level rules. These are like course cybersecurity roles that are the most commonly required job categories across the cybersecurity ecosystem.
Well, these are based on experience educational level and credentials required by employers. So like I said earlier you can get into feeder roll or you can directly get into entry-level lower if you are a beginner. So once you make your way to one of these entry-level lows from here, you can get into any of these mid-level rules asin cybersecurity analyst or consultant ora penetration tester.
For example, let’s say you’re having cybertekcybersecurity technician, then you can go ahead and offer cybersecurity analyst or anyone of these mid-level rules. The same thing goes for cybercrime analyst and incident responder, but as for IT Auditorif your it audit, or you can only go for cybersecurity consultant and penetration tester. It’s not possible to become a cybersecurity analyst per se So once you’ve landed up in mid-level Rose from here, you can get into one of these advanced-level rules. For example from cybersecurity analyst.
You can become a cybersecurity engineer or a cybersecurity architecture cybersecurity. Admin same goes for the cybersecurity consultant as well. But as for the penetration tester, you can either become a cybersecurity engineer or cybersecurity architect. Well, this looks like a lot of information to grasp right? Let me summarize what we have learned with respect to cybersecurity engineers. So, as I said, if you want to switch your car career, you can consider one of these feeder rolls.
That’s either networking or systems engineering software development, or you can start your career with entry-level rules like analyst or incident responder from these you can make your way to become a mid-level cybersecurity analyst or cybersecurity consultant from then you can become a cybersecurity engineer.
So once you’ve become a cybersecurity engineer, you don’t like the job of your if you’re not satisfied with the work, then you can always change your career by becoming a cybersecurity architect and suppose if you are cybersecurity architect you can change for cybersecurity engineer as well same from cybersecurity engineer to cybersecurity. Admin. So, Guys, these are some career paths that you could take to become a cybersecurity engineer. But let me tell you one thing.
These are not like fixed career paths so you can switch your careers in between Now let’s talk about the most interesting part salary of a cybersecurity engineer. Like I said, all you a cybersecurity engineer works on front lines defending private information from all kinds of trouble. So it’s no surprise that when the right candidate has found businesses are more than willing to offer competitive six-figure salaries out of all cybersecurity Rose.
Let me tell you one thing cybersecurity engineer gets the topic. Let’s take a look at average salary range from entry-level to senior-level cybersecurity engineer for entry-level cybersecurity engineer average salary range starts from $54,000 and it can last up to a hundred and four thousand dollars, but as for mid-level, Cyber security engineer the starting salary is usually $68,000 approximately and it can go up to a hundred and twenty-nine thousand dollars but at but as for senior-level cyber security engineer, the starting salary is usually $82,000 and it can go up to a hundred and forty-seven thousand dollars.
So, guys as you can see, this is a significant demand for cybersecurity professionals, especially cybersecurity engineers as the work they do is incredibly important. Now, let’s take a look at how is her. What? What is the salary of a cybersecurity engineer and end up? Well, these are just approximate numbers.
So as you can see for an entry-level cyber security integer, it’s about approximately 3 lakhs26,000 average salaries per annum and as for mid-level cyber security engineer. It’s about 6 lakhs and for the advanced scene or advances to senior visibility, cyber security engineers can go up to 12 lakhs. It looks very enticing, right.
So as you can see the salary of a cyber security engineer is fairly High because of increasing and prevailing cyber-attacks across Industries companies of all sizes are willing to pay more and more? So why not opt for cyber security as a career, but it’s important to know what it takes a strong sorry, but it’s important to note that it takes a strong drive to not only learn the basics but also keep up with new and emerging information security threats.
If you think you have what it takes to make a difference you first step is acquiring skills and training needed to succeed in cyber security feed what better choice than a direct got to kickstart your learning. So as you can see it Judaica offers cyber security certification course curated by top Security Experts from the industry as part of the cybersecurity course.
You will be learning about various fundamental concepts like Security Essentials cryptography Network Security application security data and endpoint security Cloud security and many other topics on top of it all at the end of your career Sorry at the end of your courseEdureka certifies you as cybersecurity professionals go for it guys.
This is it, guys. We have reached the end of the session. I hope the session was informative. If you have any questions, please do put them in the chatbox, we will definitely get back to you and stay tuned for more live sessions. Thank you, guys.