Adam Shostack: Common Responsibilities of the Security Engineer

Adam Shostack specializes in identifying and tackling the complex technical security issues faced by professionals and organizations. The Managing Consultant and Founder of Shostack & Associates, Shostack looks to design, build and implement the security strategies and solutions companies count on for solving their cybersecurity problems, and for being better prepared for the challenges of a fast-paced, often unpredictable future.

A longtime member and professional of the security engineering community, Adam Shostack understands the numerous responsibilities placed on the cybersecurity engineer on a regular basis. Many times an organization’s first line of defense in the constant struggle against potential security threats and risks, the security engineer is often responsible for:

  • Providing assistance in the installation and use of security software, including data encryption programs and firewalls.
  • Establishing and building the organization’s security practices and standards.
  • Developing innovative ways for solving existing security issues.
  • Making recommendations to management regarding needed security enhancements.
  • Scanning networks to identify and isolate potential vulnerabilities.
  • Monitoring organization systems and networks for security intrusions and breaches.
  • Keeping an eye out for irregular system behavior(s).
  • Investigating how security breaches happen and establishing protocols for managing and preventing breaches in the future.

To more check out  Black Hat USA 2012 | Speaker – Adam Shostack


Author: adamshostack

Adam Shostack is grateful for the opportunity to have served on the Seattle Privacy Coalition Board since 2015.Entrepreneur and technologist Adam Shostack focuses on providing customers with expert security analysis and solutions that work to improve security outcomes for their organizations

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