The average salary for an Entry-Level Information Security Engineer is $67,654.
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Job Description for Information Security Engineer
Many large companies have employees working in a variety of office locations, job sites, and home environments (through telecommuting). Information security engineers help maintain the integrity of all data communicated and stored throughout the business enterprise. They develop and maintain protocols for the safe use, entry, transmission, and retrieval of data and software assets at a company. They work to ensure that these security protocols are flexible enough to remain user-friendly for empl…Read more
Information Security Engineer Tasks
- Configure and set up firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
- Respond to network intrusions and be familiar with performing forensic investigation.
- Test new or upgraded hardware and software and implement new technologies.
- Create test plans which will allow for a proper evaluation of security issues for new hardware and software.
- Identify security solutions and implement a multi-layered defense to protect the networks.
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Popular Skills for Information Security Engineer
IT Security & Infrastructure
Network Security Management
Security Intrusion Detection
Skills in Cyber Security, IT Security & Infrastructure, Network Security Management and Security Policies and Procedures are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Security Intrusion Detection.
Pay by Experience Level for Information Security Engineer
An early career Information Security Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $80,484 based on 449 salaries. A mid-career Information Security Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,002 based on 433 salaries. An experienced Information Security Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,674 based on 411 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $114,744.
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