How to become a cybersecurity engineer in 2021

Each and every company needs Security. Let’s take a hotel or mall everywhere they keep security outside for safety for thieves. But nowadays most of the businesses in online and online businesses also need security. So here the cybersecurity engineer plays a major role in digital security.

Every tech company like Google, Netflix needs a security/cybersecurity engineer. Business standard recently launched a data from indeed that 3.5 million short for cyber security engineers in 2021

Most people took degrees from cybersecurity engineering but didn’t have the right skills that tech companies needed !!

So here I explained a step-by-step procedure to become a software engineer.

What is cybersecurity?

in simple words, A engineer is responsible for security aspects of computer & network systems and maintenance of security assets.

So what do hackers do from hacking a company?

let’s take an example …..Most people have watched the movie called fast and furious. In that movie, a hacker girl creates software, Like that software can detect people’s location instantly wherever you are in the world. So if people want to create software like that they need people’s face recognition data. So hackers hack the data from mobile companies or specs companies like lenskart and sell that to the dark web.

So those kinds of data breaches have been restricted by cybersecurity engineers

What are the components of cyber security

There are a bunch of components in cyber security. But I would like to mention major parts

Critical Infrastructures

This will comes to play with all the cyber systems that affect society like national security, traffic lights …etc…

Cloud Security:

It helps to make data security in cloud location and for migrating data safely

Internet of Things (IOT)

This can handle a wide network of connected devices like printers, cameras…

Network Security:

This team can guard against malicious attacks

Other roles in cybersecurity

  • Chief information security officer the individual who can implements the security program for the complete organization and takes care of security department operations.
  • Chief security office is responsible for the physical or cybersecurity team of a company.
  • Penetration Testers or etical hackers who test the security of networks, systems ,applications, seeking vulnerabilities that maybe spoiled by malicious actors.
  • Security engineers protect company assets and focus on quality control with in the IT infrastructure.
  • Security architects are responsible for analyzing, testing,planning, designing, maintaining and supporting
  • Security analysts hare planning security measures and protecting digital files, controls,and conducting both internal and external audits.
  • Thread hunters are threat analysts for uncover vulnerabilities and attacks and to mitigate them before they compromise a businesses.

What are important Skills for cyber Security

There are some important skills needed for every cyber security engineer:

What are best certificates for cyber security engineer

There are some certifications mentioned related to cyber Security

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • Certified Information Security Manager
  • Security+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner

How long it will take to become a cyber Security Engineer

It totally depends. If you are doing a bachelor’s in cybersecurity. The course alone takes more than 4 years and you have to learn additional topics and tools

Then you should have to research on your own to choose the right role and right path for you

Normally, If you want to complete a basic course like CCNA and security+. That takes a minimum of a year

And you have to start to update yourself once you got a job

How to become a cybersecurity enginner without degree

A degree is very much important in a cyber security role. But that is not a priority 1 in most of the companies.
So try to get a job from the security (NSSE) or Noc(Network operators) Team and then learn and try to get a cybersecurity job with that experience

Programming is important for a cyberSecurity engineer

A lot of entry-level cybersecurity positions don’t require programming skills but it is considered an important skill for some mid-level and High -level cybersecurity jobs. But programming skills are not a requirement for most cybersecurity jobs,
it can add an additional advantage to get a job(means increase job possibilities)

how much salary for cyber Security engineer

World wide salary rage may differ from 85,300/yr to 1,50,000/yr

In India – 2.5 Lack INR to 20 Lack INR (from fresher to midlevel)

Best Books For Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity For Dummies

Build Your Own Cybersecurity Testing Lab: Low-cost Solutions for Testing in Virtual and Cloud-based Environments

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