As a Cybersecurity engineer you will be responsible for designing and implementing security solutions to protect the firm's systems and data, and for automating processes to improve their operational efficiency. You must have a strong academic background in a STEM subject from a top university, as well as experience in programming and cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Engineer Key Responsibilities:
Create and implement security solutions for HFT systems and networks, as well as guarantee that security measures are current and effective.
Create and implement automation methods to increase operational efficiency while lowering the risk of human mistakes.
Perform frequent security audits to detect and address vulnerabilities in systems and networks, as well as monitor and respond to security incidents such as malware infections, network intrusions, and other cyber threats.
Work with other members of IT and trade teams to ensure that security and automation processes are consistent with the entire IT strategy.
Keep abreast with the newest security threats and trends in the HFT industry and provide recommendations to strengthen their security posture.
Cybersecurity Manager Qualifications:
Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Physics, or a related STEM subject from a top university.
Strong programming skills in any functional programming language, and experience with automation tools such as Ansible or Puppet.
Strong understanding of network and systems architecture, as well as familiarity with industry standards such as NIST, ISO, and CIS.
Experience with security tools such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and vulnerability scanners.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
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What does a Cyber Security Engineer do?
Cyber security engineers are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing security measures to protect an organization’s data and infrastructure from malicious cyberattacks. They analyze threats and vulnerabilities by studying networks, systems, hardware, or software; determine the best means of protection; develop secure architectures; and create policies that define proper use of information assets. Cyber security engineers also conduct penetration testing, monitor system performance, and respond to incidents.
What is social engineering in cyber security?
Social engineering in cyber security refers to the use of psychological manipulation techniques to gain unauthorized access to confidential or restricted data and information. By exploiting the human element, attackers are able to manipulate people into revealing confidential information or otherwise compromising a system's security. Common examples include baiting, phishing, pretexting, quid pro quo, shoulder surfing and tailgating.
Do cyber security engineers work from home?
Yes, cyber security engineers can work from home. Many companies allow their cyber security engineers to work remotely, either full-time or part-time. This allows for greater flexibility and freedom in terms of when and where the engineer can perform their duties.
What is the average salary of a Cyber Security Engineer in the UK?
Salaries may vary depending on experience and location. Those working in London can expect to earn higher salaries due to the cost of living being much higher than elsewhere in the country. Cyber security engineers are also likely to receive additional benefits such as bonuses and company benefits, increasing their overall salary. Salaries can also be greatly impacted by the size of the company, with larger companies being able to offer higher salaries as they have more resources available. There are also opportunities for cyber security engineers to work in government or law enforcement organisations, which typically pay higher salaries.