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Working As A Senior Security Engineer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $122,039

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Security Engineer Do

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

Duties

Information security analysts typically do the following:

  • Monitor their organization’s networks for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs
  • Install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information
  • Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches
  • Conduct penetration testing, which is when analysts simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited
  • Research the latest information technology (IT) security trends
  • Help plan and carry out an organization’s way of handling security
  • Develop security standards and best practices for their organization
  • Recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff
  • Help computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures

Information security analysts must continually adapt to stay a step ahead of cyberattackers. They must stay up to date on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems and on IT security. Analysts need to research new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect their organization. This may involve attending cybersecurity conferences to hear firsthand accounts of other professionals who have experienced new types of attacks.

IT security analysts are heavily involved with creating their organization’s disaster recovery plan, a procedure that IT employees follow in case of emergency. These plans allow for the continued operation of an organization’s IT department. It includes preventive measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location. It also involves plans to restore proper IT functioning after a disaster. Analysts continually test the steps in their recovery plans.

Because information security is important, these workers usually report directly to upper management. Many information security analysts work with an organization’s computer and information systems manager or chief technology officer (CTO) to design security or disaster recovery systems.

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How To Become A Senior Security Engineer

Most information security analyst positions require a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Employers usually prefer analysts to have experience in a related occupation.

Education

Information security analysts usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field. As information security continues to develop as a career field, many schools are responding with information security programs for prospective job seekers. These programs may become a common path for entry into the occupation. Currently, a well-rounded computer education is preferred.

Employers of information security analysts sometimes prefer applicants who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. Programs offering the MBA in information systems generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Information security analysts generally need to have previous experience in a related occupation. Many analysts have experience in an information technology department, often as a network or systems administrator. Some employers look for people who have already worked in fields related to the one in which they are hiring. For example, if the job opening is in database security, they may look for a database administrator. If they are hiring in systems security, a computer systems analyst may be an ideal candidate.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are a number of information security certifications available, and many employers prefer job candidates to have one. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from information security analysts. Some are general information security certificates, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and others have a narrow focus, such as penetration testing or systems auditing.

Advancement

Information security analysts can advance to become chief security officers or another type of computer and information systems manager.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Information security analysts must carefully study computer systems and networks and assess risks to determine how security policies and protocols can be improved.

Detail oriented. Because cyberattacks can be difficult to detect, information security analysts pay careful attention to their computer systems and watch for minor changes in performance.

Ingenuity. Information security analysts anticipate information security risks and implement new ways to protect their organizations’ computer systems and networks.

Problem-solving skills. Information security analysts respond to security alerts and uncover and fix flaws in computer systems and networks.

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Senior Security Engineer Career Paths

Senior Security Engineer
Solutions Architect Senior Manager Chief Information Officer
Deputy Chief Information Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Specialist Systems Administrator Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Security Architect Architect Enterprise Architect
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Program Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Management
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Security Consultant Security Manager Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Security Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Security Analyst Assistant Vice President Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Of Implementation Director, Network Operations
Director Of Systems Engineering
12 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Program Coordinator Program Officer
Information Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Security Manager Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Security Manager Operations Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Security Analyst Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Specialist Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Securities Consultant Account Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Security Consultant Sales Engineer Senior Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Securities Consultant Security Officer Security Supervisor
Security Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Operations Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Security Architect Solutions Architect Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Security Architect 2.3 years
Security Engineer 2.2 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 4.4%
Top Employers After
Consultant 4.3%

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Senior Security Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

86.9%

Female

10.3%

Unknown

2.8%
Ethnicity

White

55.9%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

13.2%

Asian

11.7%

Unknown

5.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.4%

French

22.2%

Russian

11.1%

Portuguese

11.1%

Serbian

11.1%
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Senior Security Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.3%

Strayer University

12.7%

University of Maryland - University College

12.0%

George Mason University

6.7%

Capital College

6.0%

Capella University

5.3%

American InterContinental University

5.3%

Colorado Technical University

4.7%

Western Governors University

4.0%

George Washington University

3.3%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.3%

Webster University

2.7%

Northeastern University

2.7%

Johns Hopkins University

2.7%

University of Texas at Austin

2.7%

Howard University

2.7%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2.7%

University of Maryland - College Park

2.7%

Stevens Institute of Technology

2.7%

Troy University

2.0%
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Majors

Computer Science

17.5%

Business

13.1%

Computer Systems Security

10.3%

Information Technology

10.3%

Computer Information Systems

8.7%

Electrical Engineering

5.7%

Computer Networking

5.2%

Information Systems

4.6%

Management Information Systems

3.5%

Criminal Justice

3.3%

Computer Engineering

3.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Finance

2.4%

Management

2.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.7%

Engineering

1.3%

Education

1.3%

Computer Technical Support

1.1%

Accounting

1.1%

Economics

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.3%

Masters

31.3%

Other

17.1%

Associate

6.5%

Doctorate

3.0%

Certificate

1.9%

Diploma

0.9%
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Real Senior Security Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Security Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Jun 15, 2015 $255,000 -
$380,000
Senior Security Engineer Twitter, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 02, 2016 $180,000
Senior Security Engineer Wepay, Inc. Redwood City, CA Oct 24, 2016 $170,000
SR. Security Engineer Skyhigh Networks, Inc. Campbell, CA Oct 20, 2016 $165,000
Senior Security Engineer Lithium Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 31, 2016 $165,000
Senior Security Software Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Nov 04, 2016 $164,382
Senior Security Software Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Oct 26, 2015 $164,382
Senior Security Engineer Splunk Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 22, 2016 $163,363 -
$200,000
Senior Security Software Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jan 02, 2016 $160,399
Senior Security Engineer Coupa Software Incorporated San Mateo, CA Apr 25, 2016 $160,000 -
$170,000
Senior Security Software Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Nov 06, 2016 $155,290
Senior Security Engineer Slack Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 27, 2015 $155,000 -
$178,000
Senior Engineer-Applied Security Verisign, Inc. Reston, VA Jan 20, 2016 $153,400
Senior Security Engineer Box, Inc. Redwood City, CA Jan 10, 2016 $150,000
Senior Security Engineer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Jul 27, 2015 $133,453
Senior Security Engineer Servicenow, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jun 09, 2016 $133,453 -
$174,900
Senior Security Engineer Synack, Inc. Redwood City, CA Aug 29, 2016 $130,603 -
$190,000
SR. Security Engineer Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA May 09, 2016 $130,422
SR. Security Engineer Lendingclub Corporation San Francisco, CA Sep 07, 2015 $130,000
Senior Security Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 11, 2016 $130,000
Senior Security Engineer Spectrum Health System Kentwood, MI Oct 24, 2016 $130,000
Senior Security Engineer NCC Group, Inc. New York, NY Sep 20, 2016 $130,000
SR. Security Engineer Aurionpro Solutions, Inc. San Ramon, CA Jan 08, 2015 $116,126
Senior Security Operations Engineer Imperva, Inc. Irving, TX Mar 25, 2016 $115,794
SR. Security Engineer Eclinicalworks, LLC Westborough, MA Sep 05, 2016 $115,000
Senior Security Engineer Akamai Technologies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Mar 08, 2015 $115,000 -
$145,000
Senior Security Engineer Akamai Technologies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Aug 03, 2015 $115,000 -
$145,000
Senior Security Engineer Home Depot USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 21, 2016 $115,000
Senior Security Engineer N-Tier Solutions, Inc. Fort Worth, TX Jan 28, 2016 $114,941
Senior Security Engineer Target Corporate Services Brooklyn Park, MN Jun 20, 2016 $112,965

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Top Skills for A Senior Security Engineer

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  1. Network Security
  2. Firewall
  3. Vulnerability Assessments
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  • Performed network security consulting analysis that included monitoring of network infrastructures for vulnerabilities using network and host based intrusion detection systems.
  • Identified 3rd party company to assist with the deployment of Firewalls and to provide management/monitoring of locations after installation.
  • Developed testing procedures for vulnerability assessments within Army networks utilizing Linux, Windows products, and various freeware scripting solutions.
  • Prepare reports on security incidents, system vulnerabilities, and compliance with security requirements.
  • Teamed with partners and management to implement improved operational procedures and advise customers on IT security best practices.

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