Information Security Engineers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+10.1% (faster than the average)


What Information Security Engineers Do

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.

Other Job Titles Information Security Engineers May Have

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Security Intelligence Response Engineer II ,

Akamai Technologies

I currently work on dark web and cybercrime research, threat intelligence, incident response, and adversarial resilience for a large Content Delivery Network (CDN) and the customers we service.

CEO / President, Founder ,

Cylance, Inc.

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.

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