Information Security Engineers help plan and carry out an organization’s information security strategy. They develop a set of security standards and best practices for the organization, and recommend security enhancements to management as needed. They develop strategies to respond to and recover from a security breach. Information Security Engineers are also responsible for educating the workforce on information security through training and building awareness.
Information Security Engineers install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect organizations’ sensitive information. They also assist computer users with installation or processing of new security products and procedures.
An Information Security Engineer conducts periodic scans of networks to find any vulnerability. They also conduct penetration testing, in which they simulate an attack on the system to highlight or find any weaknesses that might be exploited by a malicious party.