Network Security Engineers are responsible for the configuration and installation of firewalls and intrusion detection systems, as well as risk analyses, vulnerability testing, and security assessments.
This role is an intermediate level position by which new technologies and procedures which enhance security capabilities are evaluated. Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems; MySQL/MSSQL database platforms; and TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, etc. network and Web related protocols all fall under the purview of your Network Security Engineer.
Your Network Security Engineer should possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field. Higher ranking Network Security Engineers usually have between 5 and 10 years experience.
Your Network Security Engineer should be a creative person who is adept at problem solving. Because much time will be spent collaborating with other network specialists on authentication, authorization, and encryption solutions, ideally, they are bright, outgoing team players with great communication skills and positive energy.
Salaries for Network Security Engineers more than double with enough education and experience. See our IT Salary Guide for more information.