6 Essential Cybersecurity Skills You need

Here are the skills needed for a Cybersecurity engineer. A certificate in Cybersecurity helps you get a lot of concepts. According to Dice.com, there is a huge demand for cybersecurity engineers.

A degree or certificate is a worth to step in as cybersecurity engineer. Here are the ways to develop your skills.

Cybersecurity Skills

  1. Foundation skills on risk and security
  2. Security Analyst skills – who analyses company networks for any flaws
  3. Incident responder skills – who will respond when any security incident happens
  4. Penetration testing skills – who analyses the company networks and find possible flaws
  5. Security architect skills
  6. Secure software development skills

A myth on Cybersecurity engineers

  • security positions are not entry-level positions, and if you treat them as such, you will have terrible security. The best security practitioners have experience in the technology and processes that they are supposed to secure.
  • If you are not an experienced developer, you do not have the standing to tell people how to secure the code they write.
  • If you have no experience as a system administrator, you cannot maintain the security of a system. If you have no experience as an administrator, you cannot secure a database.
  • If you have no experience in designing a network, you cannot competently design a secure network.

Certificates worth to Consider

  1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  2. information security governance
  3. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS)
  4. information risk management
  5. ISO/IEC 27001
  6. Sarbanes-Oxley (for organisations listed on the New York Stock Exchange)
  7. Basel III (banking sector)
  8. Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT 5)
  9. Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge(CCSK)
  10. governance, risk and compliance
  11. information security audit
  12. business continuity
  13. NCSC Certified Practitioner (CCP) Scheme
  14. Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  15. Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  16. information assurance (IA)

Best Training Institutes with Universities

  1. Edinburgh Napier University: MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics;
  2. Lancaster University: MSc in Cybersecurity;
  3. University of Oxford: MSc in Software and Systems Security;
  4. Royal Holloway: MSc in Information Security;
  5. University of York: MSc in Cybersecurity;
  6. Cranfield University: Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc/PgCert/PgDip;
  7. University of Birmingham: MSc in Cybersecurity;
  8. University of Southampton: MSc Cybersecurity;
  9. University of Surrey: MSc in Information Security;
  10. University of Warwick: MSc in Cybersecurity and Management.

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Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.