What does an Information Security Engineer do?

Information security engineers plan, design, build, and integrate tools and systems that are used to protect electronic information and devices. They implement systems to collect information about security incidents and outcomes. They may develop metrics or procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the systems and tactics being used, and may also be involved in creating training materials. They also often build the infrastructure to support these systems and processes.

Information security engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science discipline, along with a background in the IT field. They must have extensive experience with programming languages and tools, and be comfortable using script writing languages. Experience working with a variety of automation tools, firewall systems, and other technologies used for cybersecurity roles are helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Information Security Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹8,00,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹8L
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Information Security Engineer Career Path

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Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
CyberSecurity Engineer
8 Mar 2021

“5. Hikes are not based on our work and achievements but based on their budget and favoritism.”

Product Security Engineer
7 Jan 2020

“I really liked the people I worked with and some of the work was interesting.”

Cyber Security Engineer
16 Aug 2021

“Very Good environment and I can say one of the best option for freshers to start.”

Security Engineer
29 Apr 2021

“The company genuinely cares about you as a person and provides opportunities to learn and grow your career.”

Altered Security
Security Engineer
2 Dec 2020

“My initial salary was already top in the industry and I got 40% hike on completion of an year.”

Nagra Kudelski GroupNagra Kudelski Group
Senior Security Engineer
12 Feb 2020

“I had a great recruiting process with the best recruiter I have ever worked with as well.”

Cyber Security Engineer
28 Apr 2021

“I think this is a great place to begin your career or if you wanted to learn more about cybersecurity.”

Savant Comprehensive Technical SolutionsSavant Comprehensive Technical Solutions
Security Engineer
9 Jan 2020

“Everyone is focused on how best to assist our clients and while we take our jobs seriously we always find ways to have fun.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an information security engineer

When working as an information security engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Operating Systems, Cloud, Windows Server, Javascript and Routing Protocols.

The most similar professions to information security engineer are:
  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Manager

The most common qualifications to become an information security engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.