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Cyber SecuritySoftwareEngineer

Presentation by:António Oliveira Nr.4009 P77Teacher: Carla Barroso









Is it all worth it ? Or is there an overwhelming amount of cons?

Pros and Cons

How much can you expect to earn on the job ?


What you can achieve as the years pass ?

The Carrer Outlook

What studies/qualifications do you need to have ?

What qualifications do you need ?

What skills are most valued for the job ?

What are the skills needed for the job ?

What do you do on a daily basis as a C.S.E ?

What is a C.S.E?

What is a Cyber Security Software Engineer ?

Proposed solution / Service proposal

Role Overview



Also Know as


Certain companies can also call a C.S.E as:




What are the skills needed for the job ?


Programming Proficiency


Understanding of Cybersecurity Concepts


Problem-Solving Abilities


Attention to Detail / Continuous Learning

Qualifications needed


A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, or a related field is typically required for entry-level positions

Work Experience

Employers often look for candidates with prior experience in cybersecurity or software engineering roles


Obtaining relevant certifications can enhance your qualifications and demonstrate your expertise in cybersecurity.

Technical Skills:

Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C/C++, or Ruby is essential.





Carrer Outlook/ Salary

High Demand Job/ Low Offer

Estimated Demand

The need for C.S.E is rising (Top 5 most in demand job in the field since 2018)

Average Salary (North America)


* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

High-stress and demanding hours

Companies lack knowledge and/or resources.

Some repetitive, boring tasks.

Difficulty keeping up with fast-paced trends and emerging new information.

Pros and Cons

High salaries and opportunity

Being a high-demand job.

High career progression.

The opportunity to be self-employed.

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Companies lack knowledge and/or resources.

  • While having a skillset in cybersecurity makes you attractive in the job market, plenty of companies can lack the adequate knowledge or resources to support your work.
  • Businesses demand security talent, though some fail to understand the importance of such responsibility – much less its technicalities.

A strong foundation in programming languages such as Python, Java, C/C++, or Ruby is essential for developing and analyzing security software.

Knowledge of cybersecurity concepts, network protocols, operating systems, and secure coding practices is necessary for designing and implementing security solutions.

Cyber security software engineers must be adept at problem-solving, as they often encounter complex security challenges that require innovative solutions.

Tools & Environment

  • C.S.E often use coding and scripting tools, with a knowledge of languages such as Python, Java, and C++.
  • They also may need to know SQL and other database languages, as well as ethical hacking and penetration testing tools.
  • They work with Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems alongside cloud computing technologies and incident management tools.

What is a C.S.E ?

Role overview
  • Cybersecurity engineers, identify threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Apply their skills to defend against hacking, malware and ransomware.
  • They participate in the design, development, testing, and implementation of technologies.

Being a high-demand job.

  • As a highly sought-after profession, the cybersecurity field offers its talents with solid job security.
  • As such, there is less fear of unemployment in the cybersecurity field – with skills transferable across a vast range of industries.

A cybersecurity engineering job is unlikely to be the first role in your career. First, you should seek entry-level cybersecurity jobs.

Cybersecurity Engineer Job Responsibilities

  • Creating efficient, secure software programs and applications that meet security requirements and business goals.
  • Assessing and adjusting existing software by introducing new security measures and technologies.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Some repetitive, boring tasks.

  • Sadly, a cybersecurity career isn’t without its share of mundanity.
  • Cybersecurity experts will commonly spend most of their time performing repetitive tests, applying repeated processes and analysing data to detect and mitigate potential threats.
  • It’s a business – rather than a Bond movie, at the end of the day.

Knowledge of cybersecurity principles, such as encryption, authentication and access control, is crucial for identifying vulnerabilities in software systems.

Cyber Developer Cyber security Software DeveloperSoftware Security Architect

C.S.E can also be referred as

High career progression.

  • There is an expansive room for growth in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Professionals who start out in entry-level roles can look forward to more advanced, specialised positions as they progress in their career

The opportunity to be self-employed

  • As cybersecurity tasks can be done anywhere with an internet connection, professionals have plenty of opportunities for self-employment.
  • Consulting and outsourcing is commonplace in the industry, with websites like Cybergig catering to those looking for freelance security work.

High-stress and demanding hours

  • Given their high level of responsibility, cybersecurity experts often face high job pressure and demanding work hours.
  • Cybercrime is on a constant move, after all – with potential attacks posing a critical threat to a business’ finances, productivity, and reputation.

High salaries and opportunity.

  • As mentioned, cybersecurity is in high demand with plenty of opportunities across varying industries.
  • These including the government agencies, banks, telecommunication businesses, health care companies, and investment firms.

Difficulty keeping up with fast-paced trends and emerging new information.

  • Of course, it can get overwhelming to keep pace with such a rapidly-evolving landscape.
  • Not only does one need to stay on top of advancements in technology; but the new attack methods and malicious threats that emerge alongside these, as well.

In order to get in a Computer Science course, you need to take the 19 Mathematics A exam, having a minimum grade of 100, to be plausible to enter

Minimum / Average entry mark

According to the DGES informations, regarding the 2021/22 candidates for Técnico Lisboa, the minimum entry mark was 181,0

Exams Needed

Bachelor's Degree

To become a C.S.E, you need to have a bachelor Degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering or a similar field

Paying close attention to detail is essential for identifying security flaws in software code and configurations.