If you are computer and network savvy and are looking for a leadership position in the IT field, a career as a Senior Information Security Engineer has the potential to be both challenging and rewarding. Senior Information Security Engineers are professionals responsible for managing the IT (Information Technology) security of an entire organization, business, or university. These engineers are responsible for planning, designing, and installing network and computer security systems that are vital to the health of a company, preventing unauthorized access that has the potential to cripple an organization's network and cost thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
In addition to providing security expertise and security awareness training for all organizational staff, these engineers are also responsible for the regular installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of security software and firewalls. Senior Information Security Engineers manage staff and support a complex security architecture that provides internet access, next generation firewalls (NGFW), web filtering, network access control, vulnerability management, computer log monitoring, and network security analysis.
Most Senior Information Security Engineers possess strong analytical, computer, networking, and problem-solving skills, and are comfortable managing staff and development teams. Although most of the professionals in this field have an advanced degree in Computer Science, Business, or IT, it is not a requirement when individuals possess comparable experience in the field. Many Senior Information Security Engineers in the United States make up to $120,000 per year, and the growth in this field is projected to be as high as 32% by the year 2028.