Security Engineer

Build the skills a successful security engineer needs with our library of role-based courses and learning paths. Learn how to implement and continuously monitor security controls that protect computer assets, networks and organizational data.



What does a security engineer do?

Security engineers often design security architecture and develop technical solutions to mitigate and automate security-related tasks. Technical knowledge of network and web protocols, infrastructure, authentication, log management and multiple operating systems and databases are critical to success in this role.


Security engineer career paths

Domain knowledge

  • System administration
  • Systems architecture

Related job titles

  • Information security engineer
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Security systems engineer
  • IT security engineer
  • IS architect
  • System security administrator
  • UNIX/Windows system administrator
  • LAN/WAN administrator
  • Server administrator
  • Security solutions architect
  • Cybersecurity architect

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • Systems Testing and Evaluation Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Operations Specialist, System Administrator
  • Cyber Infrastructure Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Developer, Security Architect

Training Material

Suggested courses for security engineers

Enterprise Security Risk Management

The Enterprise Security Risk Management skill path covers essential enterprise risk topics, including risk identification and assessment, implementing security controls, regulatory compliance, strategy and culture, and more.

Incident Response

The Incident Response Learning Path will give students the understanding of how incidents are responded to at a high level, as well as allow them to build important technical skills through the hands-on labs and projects.

Security Engineering

The Security Engineering skill path teaches you concepts related to security architecture and engineering, including technical integration of enterprise security, security design and implementation, secure maintenance and disposal, and more.

Database Security

In the Database Security learning path you’ll learn about applicable rules and regulations and what it takes to protect sensitive data.

Threat Modeling

This path introduces you to threat modeling with RTMP. Beginning with a top-level view of threat modeling, you'll look at core security frameworks, elements of a threat model, threat modeling basics, agile architecture and more.

Web Server Protection

The Web Server Protection learning path helps you to understand the different activities and processes to implement and monitor the security of a web server or web application. You will learn the basic concepts and tools to design, evaluate and monitor your web server.

Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response

Learn about network traffic analysis tools and techniques and the valuable data that can be extracted from your network traffic.

Unlock 7 days of free security engineer training

  • 1,400+ hands-on courses and labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • Skill assessments


Plans & pricing

  • Infosec Skills Personal

    • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
    • Skill assessments
    • Infosec peer community support
  • Infosec Skills Teams

    $799 per license / year

    • Team administration and reporting
    • Dedicated client success manager
    • Single sign-on (SSO)
      Easily authenticate and manage your learners by connecting to any identity provider that supports the SAML 2.0 standard.
    • Integrations via API
      Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Create and assign custom learning paths
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps