A career in cyber defense can see you helping organisations protect themselves from cyber attacks. There’s a variety of roles and specialisms to get involved in and each day in cyber defense can bring a new challenge in staying one step ahead of the attackers.
Security Engineers are responsible for managing the devices that help protect organisations. Things like firewalls, which decide what gets in and out of a network, and intrusion detection systems, which help alert security monitoring analysts, will be your responsibility to properly understand and control. It’s a similar role to those who manage entire networks but from a security perspective.
Security Architects are responsible for the complete design of secure systems and organisations. It’s a step up from security engineering because it takes into account the ‘big picture’ for secure design of an entire organisation or system. It involves creativity, ingenuity and good people management to get other people on-board with your ideas.