Security Network Consulting Engineer
A Security Network Consulting Engineer creates, develops, and supports large organizations. They design, integrate, and implement complex network architecture solutions after reviewing the network security.
Engineers need to be highly talented in networking and should have strong customer service skills. They should be able to work with multiple teams within an organization to guide them for security applications within an enterprise.
Professionals need to have solid communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills. They need to be good team players.
Engineers take the responsibility of leading projects where they need to manage engineers with lesser experience than them.
Engineers interface with clients to understand their professional requirements and develop technical solutions as per them to attain success in designing and implementing quality solutions. They troubleshoot very complex network issues spanning various types of technologies. Engineers design network configurations, plan and perform elaborate network migrations and upgrades. To analyze and evaluate complex networking issues, they create dummy networks in test laboratories to fix compatibility problems and knotty issues.
Professionals interface with clients to detect their current and future professional and technical needs. They partner with solution specialists to develop and implement security solutions.
Freelance Security Networking Consulting Engineers acquire knowledge of both security and non-security technologies to become subject matter experts (SMEs) to provide improved designs, architectures, and solution implementations. It is they who finalize and deliver reports for each project.
Engineers tweak and boost security solutions. They also train and guide team members and clients on network security solutions.
Professionals prepare project documentation, included in which are design, deployment, and testing. They work with clients closely on problems and possibilities in their networks’ ecosystems. It would entail analyzing data gathered from clients and guiding them to optimize their setup and working environment.
Engineers comply with and support their organization’s policies, procedures, and use appropriate tools to deliver its strategies and objectives effectively. They strive to improve continuously by reusing and improving their existing knowledge base and learning new architectures and techniques.
Professionals make use of currently popular network security tools, such as GNU Privacy Guard, GNU Privacy Guard, BackTrack, Truecrypt, OpenVAS, Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), ClamAV, OSSEC, IPCop, and OKTA, among others to protect their organizations’ networks.
Job opportunities for information security analysts are expected to increase 28 percent during the period 2016-2026, exceeding the mean for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Their demand is predicted to rise because they will be required to come with novel solutions to thwart cybercriminals from filching vital information or crashing computer networks.
As various artificial intelligence systems are becoming repositories for large amounts of data, they will become targets of attacks for hackers, according to a blog of Symantec. It adds that they will procure AI techniques to attack AI-powered automated systems.
Educational Qualifications and Other Requirements
Engineers should have at least five years of experience in network security, besides a bachelor’s in engineering, science or mathematics. If they have an associate degree, an additional experience of two years is required.
Engineers need to have experience in designing, deploying, and fixing network security, extensive experience with Firewall technology, such as ASA, Firepower, and clustering, and thorough knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and routing protocols, including OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.
Candidates having certification in Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and scripting in languages, such as Python, Bash, and Perl, will have the edge over others.
If network engineers want to migrate to the cloud, they could opt for Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Microsoft MCSA: Linux on Azure, Google Professional Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, Cisco CCNA Cloud, Cisco CCNP Cloud, etc.
The average wage of Security Network Consulting Engineers in the United States per year is $99,207, according to Glassdoor.
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