The Information Security Engineer is responsible for the security of an organisation's computer systems and networks. Also known as an Information Security Analyst, the engineer implements security measures that effectively safeguard sensitive data in the event of a cyber-attack. The role is highly collaborative, involving frequent interaction with various members of the IT team. The Information Security Engineer is expected to report directly to upper management.
The Information Security Engineer will develop an extensive security strategy for an organisation. It involves making well-researched security enhancement suggestions to management and introducing security standards that protect the organisation from possible security breaches. To ensure the effective implementation of these security standards, the engineer must provide training on information security best practices to all company employees.