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How to become an IT Security Engineer

£ 25,000

ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY

£ 60,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

The IT security engineer protects data from malicious software and cyber attacks.

The role of the IT security engineer is critical for every company, business and organisation that uses computer systems.

If you follow this career path, you will work to ensure network safety and fix any IT security breaches caused by malware.

In other words, you will secure computer systems to prevent cyber attacks and unauthorised access.

For instance, a common problem the IT security engineer is expected to deal with is the removal of harmful software that has been added without the user’s approval.

The typical duties of the IT security engineer include:
  • eliminating cyber threats, such as hacking, phishing and pharming
  • installing programs to remove spyware and viruses
  • protecting companies’ sensitive information from malevolent programs
  • securing computer networks
  • detecting networks’ weak spots by conducting penetration testing
  • efficiently addressing computer systems’ vulnerabilities
  • carrying out regular software updates and system upgrades to keep the security level high.
Career progression and conditions:
  • Starting from entry-level roles, you may progress into a senior IT security engineer. You will then supervise and train IT staff as well as manage the company’s computer security strategy.
  • You will normally work 35 to 40 hours a week, but you may also be on call working outside of office hours when needed.
  • Finding a job might not be as hard as you may think. The vast majority of companies use computer systems and IT security is always a priority.
  • You may find yourself being a member of an IT team or working for a specialised IT security consultancy.

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IT Security Bundle

Cyber security is recognised as a priority for governments and large organisations throughout the world.

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Do you want to become a Watcher on the Firewall?

The IT security engineers protect sensitive data from malevolent threats.

Consequently, you will be expected to possess a solid knowledge of:

  • IT security software
  • encryption of data
  • threat analysis
  • ethical hacking.

You also need to:

  • understand the importance of keeping confidential information safe
  • be a genuine problem solver
  • keep up to date with the latest security threats.

RECOMMENDED COURSES

IT Security Bundle

Cyber security is recognised as a priority for governments and large organisations throughout the world.

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NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE?

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01707 828 751

You don’t need a degree to pursue a career as an IT security engineer, but an industry-relevant certificate will work wonders for your job applications.

The right qualifications may help you secure an IT job faster because related certificates can increase the job opportunities.

CompTIA and Cisco offer online courses that cover foundational aspects of IT security and award accredited certificates that certify your skills to the employers.

The courses will take you through:

  • trending topics in IT security, like mobile security technologies
  • network security development
  • network flaws identification
  • cyber threats
  • ethical hacking.

RECOMMENDED COURSES

IT Security Bundle

Cyber security is recognised as a priority for governments and large organisations throughout the world.

Find more info

NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE?

Give us a call and have a friendly chat with one of our course advisors today on
01707 828 751

RECOMMENDED COURSES

IT Security Bundle

Cyber security is recognised as a priority for governments and large organisations throughout the world.

Find more info

NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE?

Give us a call and have a friendly chat with one of our course advisors today on
01707 828 751

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