Adam Shostack: What do Security Engineers Do?

Adam Shostack enjoys the opportunity not only to identify potential threats to and points of attack within a client’s information system(s) but to architect and implement the custom solutions needed to mitigate and eliminate system vulnerabilities while giving the client the tools and insight needed to achieve a more secure future.

Founder and Managing Consultant of Shostack & Associates, Adam Shostack engineers high-quality security solutions that address and resolve complex security issues, as well as to prepare organizations for the challenges of an ever-changing digital environment.

Shostack has worked in cybersecurity his entire career and is well-versed in those many responsibilities most often laid upon the security engineer’s desk. While the high-level duties of the engineer include comprehensive risk assessment, network vulnerability identification, and system security enhancement, they must also maintain a high-level of proficiency in:

  • Grasping and managing the technical, complex information security issues within a fast-paced business atmosphere.
  • The maintenance of all hardware and software in relation to security.
  • Being able to identify both current and growing issues in terms of security threats, vulnerabilities, and trends.
  • Performing research to better identify and assess system weaknesses, as well as making recommendations on best strategies moving forward.

Navigate here: How to start with threat modeling – MIS Training Institute


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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