What skills should a Security Engineer have

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There are generic skills for job roles in Cyber Security but I wanted to know the skills that a Security Engineer should have. Thanks
Dec 18, 2018 in Career Counselling by Haman
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  • Penetration and Vulnerability testing
  • Intrusion detection/prevention protocols
  • Ethical hacking and threat modelling
  • Good coding knowledge with experience
  • Knowledge about Operating Systems
  • Good skills of working in Linux Environment
  • Database implementations
  • Application security 
  • Encryption technologies
  • Secure network architectures
  • TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols, etc. 
  • Phishing and social engineering
  • Network access controllers (NAC)
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answered Dec 18, 2018 by Ranjitha
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Security Engineer needs to have excellent knowledge of Network and Security. The main skills would be an excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of Firewalls, IDS/IPS devices, ethical hacking, penetration testing, security infrastructure, ways to detect cyber attacks and prevent them, etc.
answered Apr 8, 2019 by Rishi
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These are some of the listed skill sets a Security Engineer should have:

  • Create new ways to solve existing production security issues
  • Configure and install firewalls and intrusion detection systems
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses, and security assessments
  • Develop automation scripts to handle and track incidents
  • Investigate intrusion incidents, conduct forensic investigations and mount incident responses
  • Collaborate with colleagues on authentication, authorization and encryption solutions
  • Evaluate new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities
  • Test security solutions using industry standard analysis criteria
  • Deliver technical reports and formal papers on test findings
  • Respond to information security issues during each stage of a project’s lifecycle
answered Jul 3, 2019 by Gitika
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