Security Engineer

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What is a Security Engineer?
Security engineers work on designing and implementing the best strategies to protect their client's internal computer network from unauthorized access and cyber attacks.

What skills do security engineers need?
  • Programming & Coding
  • Operating Systems & Database Management
  • System and network administration
  • Cryptography
  • Computer network security
  • Penetration testing
  • Security threat mitigation
What qualifications do you need to become a security engineer?
Employers will often expect a bachelor's degree in a technical subject, such as computer science, cyber security, mathematics, engineering or science. Additional work experience, training and certifications will also be helpful.

How much can a security engineer earn?
According to Indeed, the #1 job site, the average salary for a security engineer in 2018 is £51,147 per year in the United Kingdom and $103,588 per year in the United States.

How do I gain the skills to become a Security Engineer?
The following list of courses provides you with a step-by-step path to help you gain the necessary skills to land a job as a Security Engineer. The open online courses are open to anyone and are delivered by top universities and organisations. Little to no previous experience is required - you can follow the step-by-step path or select the courses that are most relevant to your needs.

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