Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity Engineer 4x3

Degree Required:

Degree Required
Associate's Degree Required
Bachelor's Degree Required
CompTIA Security + Recommended

Job Growth:

Job Growth

Median Salary Range:

Median Salary Range

Soft Skills:

Soft Skills
Complex Problem Solving
Strong Communication
Ability to Work in a Team
Capable of Handling Stress

Common Job Duties:

  • Create new ways to solve existing production security issues with security tools
  • Configure and install host intrusion detection systems (HIDS), host intrusion protection systems (HIPS), network intrusion detection systems (NIDS), network intrusion protection systems (NIPS), firewalls, anti-virus, logging, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), encryption, vulnerability scanning, identity access, authentication and authorization technology
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Develop automation scripts to handle and track incidents through Security Orchestration and Automation Reporting (SOAR)
  • Test security solutions using industry standard analysis and compliance criteria
  • Identify and respond to information security tool issues
  • Collaborate with colleagues to evaluate new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities
Cybersecurity Engineer Tracks
  • Intern
  • Junior
  • Mid
  • Senior
Target Employee


Employee Type

Current student (High School, College, Technical School)


School coursework, hands on tinkering

Job Titles


Job Responsibilities
  • Learning about tech
  • Shadowing
  • Assigned a project / have a deliverable

Microsoft Technical Assessments (MTA-98-367 retires on June 30th, 2021 but an updated version will be available) for Cybersecurity